The Good Land.
Almost 15-year-old Carolyn, the “baby” of the Pierce family, is experiencing the growing-up difficulties and frustrations typical of the youngest child. In her attempts to find her own place in the adult world, Carolyn tries to assist Katie’s floundering romance, secretly befriends the daughter of an unfriendly homesteader, and discovers that words, her words, can make a difference in others’ lives. This third and last book in the Texas Panhandle series brings the stories of the Pierce girls, and their homesteading adventures, to a satisfying close. Copyright 1959. Softcover. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. 185 pp.
This book is also sold as part of The Texas Panhandle Series Set .
Comments on this book by Dr. Mary Kay Clark: Carolyn Pierce, a fourteen year old in a large family, homesteaders, about 1900 in the Texas Panhandle area. Carolyn thinks mostly about herself and what others think about her. Her family is loving and protective, and Carolyn shows only love and affection for them. Throughout the story, she is concerned about her older sister who seems to be having problems with her young man. She is also concerned about a new but very poor family who has moved into the area. With all the normal problems of growing up and the problems of immigrant families struggling to live off the land, it is rather amazing that the only mention of God or religion is when a missionary couple visit one Sunday and talks about their work in Africa. Most teen girls would enjoy this story, as the lifestyle of these families is interesting, and it is fast-paced.
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