... a detailed and interesting picture of life on an 1880s prairie farm.
Quill and Quire
Horne paints a very credible picture of homestead life in the 1880s in rural Manitoba, its one-room schools, the flurry of activity at threshing time, the battles with blizzards and hailstorms.
The Edmonton Journal
Written for the eight to 12-year-old audience, Horne's novel vividly portrays Canadian life in the late 1800s.
Focus on Adoption
Horne writes a suspenseful novel.
The characters are well drawn, the feelings of despair, abandonment, hope, and joy realistically portrayed.
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