Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women

Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women by Marianne Monson is a compilation of true women pioneer stories. With candor and cleverness the author weaves these magical tales that inspire the grit and perseverance that can be found in each of us. Though there are around a dozen stories only a couple are of LDS women. They are all interesting. You can read about a woman who dressed as a man and became a well-known stage coach driver. A woman from Hawaii who joined the LDS church, but saw separation and tragedy in her life due to leprosy. A woman who rescued Chinese slave girls in California. An LDS woman who became a famous Physician, Senator, and a polygamous wife. A woman who traveled in the wilds of Canada to rescue a group of men who had become stuck by winter weather. From the gold rush to women’s suffrage, you are sure to find a story and a person who inspires you to become more.

It is available to borrow online on OverDrive from the Utah Public Library in audio book format. The reader did a wonderful job bringing the stories to life. Many critical reviews on Amazon and GoodReads make listening to the audio book the best choice, in my opinion.

Becky Zundel

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