As my family knows, I rant about this book all the time. It really does deserve one star. Shame on Rose. Shame on her! Seriously….Book six showed her attitude a little, then a bit more in book seven, and by this one it is full blown. I can’t believe her attitude. She cares nothing for Paul’s feeling or for how her parents brought her up. Poor, poor Laura and Almonzo.
And then on top of that, I found out that the real Rose Wilder Lane had no romantic interest in Paul Cooley. So the author raises our hopes for no reason whatsoever and then brings them crashing down because, well, it isn’t historically correct.
If I gave this more stars it would be merely for Paul. He needs his own story. I can’t believe how shamefully Rose treated him, and she even had the audacity to think how PLAIN he is!!!
Sorry, I don’t like to rant like this. I really don’t. The first half of the book is better than the last half, but once Rose goes off to do her own thing, my opinion of her fell dramatically. There….now, who else thinks Paul deserves his own book??