Title: The First Four Years.
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Genre: Literature, autobiographical, Western, family saga, children's lit, YA, survival, romance.
Publication Date: Written in 1943 (published in 1971.
Summary: Spanning from 1885-1889 and left unfinished at the author's death. Laura Ingalls Wilder is beginning life with her new husband, Almanzo, in their own little house. Laura is a young pioneer wife now, and must work hard with Almanzo, farming the land around their home on the South Dakota prairie. Soon their baby daughter, Rose, is born, and the young family must face the hardships and triumphs encountered by so many American pioneers.
My rating: 7/10.
♥ It was a carefree, happy time, for two people thoroughly in sympathy can do pretty much as they like.
♥ The incurable optimism of the farmer who throws his seed on the ground every spring, betting it and his time against the elements, seemed inextricably to blend with the creed of her pioneer forefathers that "it is better farther on"— only instead of farther on in space, it was farther on in time, over the horizon of the years ahead instead of the far horizon of the west.