I eally enjoyed reading this book. Our church has a library, and I had already read Ruby and Opal, but when I saw the other two books I just had to buy them myself. Lauraine Snelling is a great author and the storyline is very thrilling.
I love this book! I think that it is my favorite in this series so far. I love Cral, and i love his accent, hoe he always says "ja", and i love how Ruby and Rand slowly fall in love, and i think that it is so funny when Pearl's dad came to get her, what Carl and Rand do! And i love the taffy-pull, it sounds so fun. And i think that Pearl's dad is so commanding, and harsh. I love the end. Dakotah Treasures is an extremely interesting series. Lauraine Snelling is a very good writer.
What a wonderful twining of characters, places, and events! Although one does not have to read Ruby first because Snelling eases in necessary facts, this book would definitely make one go back and read it after reading Pearl. Since I was already somewhat familiar with the Bad Lands of South Dakota, the setting of 1882-84 was not only interesting, but well researched. If you are like me, and like to read the whole series, you will find that Pearl fits right in to the story and now I am looking forward with eager anticipation to Opal. The readers will already feel as if they know her and are ready for her to grow into womanhood.These books are for anyone ages 16-96. I predict that Pearl will long inspire modern teachers who have so much to be able to do with meager materials and surroundings and feel the joyous satisfaction of teaching reading,arithmetic and the values of home and friends.
This book wasn't what I thought it would be. It wasn't very exciting when Pearl's dad came, but the back cover made it sound like it would be a major event it the book. It wasn't. And it seemed like Lauraine Snelling wanted to hurry up and finish the book, so she rushed Ruby and Rand and Pearl and Carl into marriage.
Excellent book, I was so excited to read about Rand and Ruby! Their romance was wonderful. I couldnt put it down. Though, I must admit there were some strange parts: Why did Lauraine Snelling spell Milly M-I-l-l-y sometimes and M-i-l-l-i-e other times; Cimarron was the first to know about Ruby's attack (aside from Charlie) so why did Ruby tell her again and Cimarron was surprised;I was kind of disappointed with the romance of Carl and Pearl. There wasnt any depth to it and the wedding wasnt a nice surprise at the end.
I really enjoyed this book. It had something for everyone to enjoy. We caught up on some old friends and made some new. While all the time feeling the Spirit of God at work.I read it in five hours, could't put it down.