These Is My Words - Nancy E. Turner

These Is My Words

By Nancy E. Turner

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 455 Ratings


A moving, exciting, and heartfelt American saga inspired by the author's own family memoirs, these words belong to Sarah Prine, a woman of spirit and fire who forges a full and remarkable existence in a harsh, unfamiliar frontier. Scrupulously recording her steps down the path Providence has set her upon—from child to determined young adult to loving mother—she shares the turbulent events, both joyous and tragic, that molded her, and recalls the enduring love with cavalry officer Captain Jack Elliot that gave her strength and purpose.

Rich in authentic everyday details and alive with truly unforgettable characters, These Is My Words brilliantly brings a vanished world to breathtaking life again.


  • These Is My Words

    By Cappyjane
    Fantastic read!! This is a wonderfully told story. So very hard to put down. One of the best books I have ever read. Can’t wait for her next book.
  • Instant classic

    By HipposGang
    I couldn't put it down. I think I liked this book just as much if not more than To Kill A Mockingbird. The heroine is refreshingly honest and unique. I highly recommend reading this book!
  • Great

    By Mcadee
    Enjoyed every bit of it. It read like a true personal journal.
  • Such an amazing book

    By c-diddy8
    I read this book and could not put it down. Sarah Prine is one of the strongest female characters I've ever read about. And yet she also realizes that she does need others to survive. She is amazing, there is such heartache and yet such an amazing love story. I have also read Sarah's Quilt and The Star Garden which I HIGHLY recommend as they continue on with the story. By the end I felt as though I was part of their family and felt their trials and joys. Such an amazing story
  • Great characters!

    By Mojo52369
    This book, about a young woman in the Wild West growing into a tough woman with a large family and a loving husband, is wonderful. You get to know and care deeply about Sarah and her family. A great read, it made me think of my own great grandma coming across the states in a covered wagon.
  • Great

    By mso333
    Although it's easy to see some modernity in a "diary" that was set long ago, the rich characters make up for it. I couldn't stop reading!
  • Believable

    By Jacknwillie
    I felt this book was truly believable and could not put it down! There were moments of joy, utter frustration and sadness and just the right amount of predictability. This book will not disappoint.
  • Outstanding

    By Justjewls
    A truly compelling story whose character's grow with each page. Each one echoes a part of the reader as they become family, friend, enemy, lover, and self.
  • These is my words

    By VicGus
    Great book!
  • Felt so real!

    I truly thought this was a real journal of a pioneer woman. Downloaded it on recommendations from several friends and didn't really know much other than they really liked it. So I began my read thinking Sarah was a real person of our pioneer heritage. Even after learning the truth, that is was a work of fiction, the story rang real and as true as actual accounts I have discovered through Mormon pioneer journals. It has all the elements of adventure, suspense, horror, love, tragedy, and humor. The kind that gets you through rough times. It lifted me up. I enjoyed it thoroughly!