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From the time I set yes on it I knew I was going to love it The whole Martha series is amazing but this book is the best one in the series I ve read and re read this book over and over again it s so cute and feel sy good y and so asy to read too I think I actually might like this series better than the Laura series but by only a little mind you Martha is so love able and all her family The Stone House sounds You don t have to be a young girl to Obsession enjoy the Little House books I started as a young boy with Little House in the Big Woods and have hungerly picked upvery book as they became available Okay the Laura years were all written before I was born I am talking about Rose Charlotte Caroline and Rose Now in my 30s rereading them is like visiting old friendsAs far as continuing series I love going from Caroline into Laura into Rose because its like the story just continues I am sad though to hear that there won t be any Charlotte or Martha years books Martha is probably the most fascinating of all the girls to me mainly because they take place in Scottland The author paints the characters with care and loving until you feel like you are part of the characters livesI hope that HarperCollins rethinks their decision to abridge the books and offers them again in their original forms and that the author comes back and finishes the story Its uite jaring to read about Martha becoming a preteen and this carefree spirit then suddenly you start *Reading Charlotte And Martha *Charlotte and Martha this strict mother living in the US There is just a hole in the story Better than I xpected I still think these preuels or whatever you want to call them are uite a bit of a stretch in that I believe they are all pretty much fabrications based only on the time and place where Laura s mother grandmother or great grandmother grew up Personally I really just re I was a little skeptical about this imagining of Laura Ingalls Wilder s great grandmother s Scottish childhood but it turned out to be uite lovely I have no idea how much of it is based on fact other than the character names location social position but if it s just this is the way her life might have been that works as well The author put in a lot about daily life in 18th century Scotland including not just how to spin but beliefs about fairies and brownies and recountings of tales and songs Her descriptions of the countryside are simple but lyrical and don t make the mistake of seeming nostalgic this is a little girl reporting her life at the moment not as she remembers it
When She S An Adultshe s an adult xample although I love Richard Peck I think his books often fall into that trap The only thing I would have changed about this book would be to add some kind of main story arc to all the pisodes just to make it cohesive although since the original Little House books didn t completely have that I suppose I shouldn t complain. To magical tales of fairies and other Wee Folk than learning to sew like a proper young lady But between her dreaded sewing lessons Martha still finds time to play on the rolling Scottish hil. ,
Meet Martha the little girl who would grow up to be Laura Ingalls Wilder s great grandmother It s 1788 and six year *old Martha lives in a little stone house in Glencraid Scotland Martha s father is *Martha lives in a little stone house in Glencraid Scotland Martha s father is Glencaraid and the life of the Laird s daughter is not always asy for a lively girl like Martha She would rather be running barefoot through the fields of heather and listening to magical tales of fairies and other Wee Folk than to magical tales of fairies and other Wee Folk than to sew like a proper young lady But between her dreaded sewing lessons Martha still finds time to play on the rolling Scottish hillsI recommend this book to all agesMy son and I finished This is my first time reading the xpanded Little House serieses I have to say that I njoyed this one uite a bit My family is heavily Scottish so that WAS A BONUS FOR ME I HONESTLY LOVED READING a bonus for me I honestly loved reading 18th century Scottish traditions What I found most fascinating was All Roads Lead Home even though Scotland was mostly Christian the pagan beliefs and superstitions about fairies and bairns were still so prominent I know some naysayers would balk at this series as it is pretty much fan fiction but honestly it s pretty high uality The writing is decent and the characters are all charming This would honestly be a great read aloud for young childrenspecially with the Scottish accents Martha is a pretty good character Wiley is clearly trying to make her into Laura 20 or rather 10 being that she s her great grandma but it works mostly It s a simple story but interesting nough that adults would njoy it too particularly if you have an interest in Scotland I also find it super fascinating to compare Martha s privileged upbringing to Laura s own and as the series follow the next generations of girls that wealth just keeps decreasing It s really interesting Unfortunately I have read online that Martha Morse likely WAS NOT born in Scotland but lived in America her whole life And MY LIFE IS A LIE Well the info about Martha Morse that was the basis for this series came from Grace Laura s sister who said that Martha married someone beneath her station and moved to America It s probably possible that the Morse family does go back to Scotland and Grace just fudged up the generations Maybe it was Martha s mother or her grandmother or something Family stories tend to get mbellisheddistorted after being passed down But still it is a great book on its own anyway One of the best first books in the series sets And it s set in Scotland adding a new twist Super fun This is a very fictionalized story of Laura Ingalls Wilder s great grandmother Martha Morse She s the daughter of a Laird which is true in Glencaird on Loch Caraid neither of which is a real place Her four siblings are all older than her Thus being the youngest and only 6 years old it makes sense that she s confused when it comes to pregnancy talkThis book takes place in 1788 so America is nearly as Meet Martha the little girl who would grow up to be Laura Ingalls Wilder's great grandmother It's 1788 and six year old Martha lives in a little stone house in Glencraid Scotland Martha's fat. ,
Ld as Martha I do *think it s odd that they call it America Not the United States of AmericaI *it s odd that they call it America Not the United States of AmericaI not a history person so I could be wrong but I think the book should have included the ntire nameI like the simplicity of the times Martha s father is a Laird who won t The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis even add rooms to their stone house something Martha thinks is above and beyondven knowing stories of other Lairds until it s necessary He is kind to the cottagers who live on his land when there is a new bairn the females in his family go to visit them Martha and her siblings play with their childrenThe Gaelic language makes me smileI find it strange that they call the cook CookI have to chuckle at how superstitious they all are ven the adults They believe fairies may take away beautiful babies a fear I understand that Brownies live in homes and can turn into
boggarts which I also get but believing a baby who holdswhich I also get but believing a baby who holds a coin will grow up to be a miser makes me roll my yes They re probably misers because veryone told them they would be as they grew up YeeshI completely understand why they wouldn t bring the baby out of the home immediately or ven say the name aloud before the christening The latter is ven seen with Saint John the Baptist in the Bible coincidently it s the Solemnity of the Nativity of him on the day I ve begun the bookThat there may be changelings made me laughI love that Lairds had their own personal piper The thought of bagpipes sweeping over the shepherd lands makes me
Feel PeacefulAnd I FeelpeacefulAnd I feel that s the best word I could come up with gaiety reading of the traditions surrounding a baby s christening It s just beautifulBrownie Pete makes me laughI like that the tenants daughters were allowed to be in school during the summer with the boys I wonder if that was truly the case in the 1780sAccording to Melissa Wiley Martha married beneath her station So it makes sense that she s a bit rebellious and much like Laura in that she tends towards boyish things and hates to sew Still sometimes the parallels are sometimes tiringThe mention of Culloder and Rising of 1745 was like clickbait for me I m not a history person at all but all the Little House books have me wanting I relearned some things and fully learned of others For xample I don t think I ver knew that the clan system and tartan had been banned for almost 40 years in the 1700s It was the Martha books that made me think I would njoy series like Highlander meh and Scottish things overall another meh Laird Alroch absolutely winsEvery time I read this this is my third or fourth time I want a spindle Even though I m not inclined to sewing or knitting I d love to learn I don t really know what to say about this book Very fun but My children and I have njoyed reading this series Of course it isn t written by Laura Ingalls Wilder but the book does catch much of her spirit This book is completely adorable. Her is Laird Glencaraid and the life of the Laird's daughter is not always asy for a lively girl like Martha She would rather be running barefoot through the fields of heather and listening. .