The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world.
Toward that end, May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetimes.
Author Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.
©1998 Jim Fergus; (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks America
"Fergus lets his imagination go wild and creates a journal of one of his ancestors who became one of those brides in 1875. Laura Hicks renders this imaginative work splendidly. She is vivacious and expressive as May Dodd." (Audiofile)
There were some funny, poignant and otherwise entertaining moments, but the stereotypes o f races and religions disappointed me.
I thought the narrator was over dramatic.
I'm not even sure why I bothered to finish the book!
Overall, I rate,this book three stars because the subject matter is mundane. The story is new, however. The narrators voice was hard to listen to, not sure why. Perhaps the pitch?
I loved this book when I read it, and the audio book was fun to share with my boyfriend, on a roadtrip.
I loved every minute of this audio. I listen to audio books in the car but had to finish it on the house because I could not wait to hear the ending. Everything about it was good and the reader was spectacular.
This book was so fantastic that in reading it you did not believe that it was true. It wasn't until halfway through the book that I realized it was a true story. The things that we have done for manifest￼
I enjoyed this book very much! I know the author says May was not real but I felt it to be very plausible (to an extent). I am always intereted in stories from the female perspective.
it is a rarely told tale of strong women
historical view point
the readers really brought the story to life
nope it was a little slow at first
Very educational. I really enjoyed this book. I really enjoyed the different characters and the voices of the narrator.
No. I would never be able to do that anyways. Too busy.
My book downloaded with errors and I did miss some things in some chapters. But overall, I could follow the story easily.
The audio version is a pleasure to lesson to yet reading the book is always a personal trip into the past. Voices are always different than you had imagined them!
Freedom is sometimes not what you thought it was!
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