Frontier Grit

  • by Marianne Monson
  • Narrated by Caroline Shaffer
  • 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Discover the stories of 12 women who heard the call to settle the West and who came from all points of the globe to begin their journeys.
As a slave Clara watched helplessly as her husband and children were sold, only to be reunited with her youngest daughter as a free woman six decades later.
As a young girl, Charlotte hid her gender to escape a life of poverty and became the greatest stagecoach driver who ever lived.
As a Native American, Gertrude fought to give her people a voice and to educate leaders about the ways and importance of America's native people.
These are gripping miniature dramas of good-hearted women, selfless providers, courageous immigrants and migrants, and women with skills too innumerable to list. Many were crusaders for social justice and women's rights. All endured hardships, overcame obstacles, broke barriers, and changed the world. The author ties the stories of these pioneer women to the experiences of women today with the hope that they will be inspired to live boldly and bravely and to fill their own lives with vision, faith, and fortitude. To live with grit.


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Lessons will be learned or will they?

Another book about female power but this one is different from those that deal in role reversal though they might pretend otherwise. These women are gutsy and resilient. the book is a series of short stories about frontier women with lessons to be learned or morals to be drawn at the end of each which I personally find stultifying which why it doesn’t get five stars. The naration is a bit childish for my taste as well. I don’t go in for feminism seeing that really it hides a reater truth that being that women generally only want a slice of the power they so despise in the hands of men but this one is interesting in its way as well as promoting girl power when it really did make a difference. It’s a feminist’s book but better than most you’ll find I think.
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- Rose

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-09-2016
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain