My mother, Sarah,
doesn't love the prairie.
She tries, but she can't help
remembering what she knew first.
came to the prairie from Maine to marry Papa. But that summer, a drought turned
the land dry and brown. Fires swept across the fields and coyotes came to the
well in search of water. So Sarah took Anna and Caleb back east, where they
would be safe. Papa stayed behind. He would not leave his land.
was beautiful, but Anna missed home, and Papa. And as the weeks went by, she
began to wonder what would happen if the rains never came. Would she and Caleb
and Sarah and Papa ever be a family again?
Skylark begins with Sarah, and her new family enjoying the
time they have together. However, as time goes on the rain stops coming. People
around them are packing up and moving away. But, Papa’s whole life is on his
farm and he won’t leave it. Sarah, Caleb, and Anna will have to endure the dry
days and keep wishing for rain.
This book was just as good as the first one. I adored the
relationship between the whole family, and I loved how even when times got hard
they did their best to keep up beat and keep going.
I also really enjoyed the ending in this one as well. It was
a sweet happy ending that still has me wanting more!