The Diary Of Mattie Spenser: A Novel

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No one is more surprised than Mattie Spenser herself when Luke Spenser, considered the great catch of their small Iowa town, asks her to marry him. Less than a month later, they are off in a covered wagon to build a home on the Colerado frontier. Mattie's only company is a slightly mysterious husband and her private journal, where she records the joys and frustrations not just of frontier life, but also of a new marriage to a handsome but distant stranger. As she and Luke make life together on the harsh and beautiful plains, Mattie learns some bitter truths about her husband and the girl he lieft behind and finds love where she least expects it. Dramatic and suspenseful, this is an unforgettable story of hardship, friendship and survival.

Alan Dumas

"A wonderfully vivid portrait of frontier life...Mattie is a marvelous creation....It's a story that's guininely moving and impossible to put down." -- Rocky Mountain News

Author : Sandra Dallas

Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin

Published Year : 1998

Edition : REV

Format : Paperback, 229 pages

Dimensions : 5.48 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.66 (d)

ISBN : 0312187106

ISBN13 : 9780312187101


Overview :

No one is more surprised than Mattie Spenser herself when Luke Spenser, considered the great catch of their small Iowa town, asks her to marry him. Less than a month later, they are off in a covered wagon to build a home on the Colerado frontier. Mattie's only company is a slightly mysterious husband and her private journal, where she records the joys and frustrations not just of frontier life, but also of a new marriage to a handsome but distant stranger. As she and Luke make life together on the harsh and beautiful plains, Mattie learns some bitter truths about her husband and the girl he lieft behind and finds love where she least expects it. Dramatic and suspenseful, this is an unforgettable story of hardship, friendship and survival.