A KILLING SNOW
A KILLING SNOW
It’s hard to beat a good pioneer story.
A wonderful addition to pioneer literature.
The descriptions are lovely, and place the reader in the Dakota Territory of the late 1880s, suffering through the extremes of winter and summer and relishing the beautiful days in between.
A wonderful and enjoyable read.
A fine piece of historical fiction.
A Killing Snow should be on any bookshelf of historical fiction dealing with the Upper Midwest in the late 19th century.
An intriguing slice of period Americana on the plains.
The reader is treated to historically accurate descriptions of an Indian reservation, a Jesuit mission and missionaries; the trials and tribulations of small town people trying to survive in often adverse circumstances in an unforgiving climatic environment.
The authors meticulously draw from period source materials such as diaries, and the town of Goss Valley is patterned after Gann Valley, South Dakota, which with a population of fourteen, renders it the smallest county seat in the United States.
I found quite a bit to enjoy in A Killing Snow.
A Killing Snow does a nice job, a well-practiced job, of depicting.
Historical fiction so believable, you’d swear the authors have been alive since before the Civil War.
The sense of place, the details of daily life come together smoothly and naturally, whatever they write.
An eye-opening journey to a post-Civil War Midwest.
The provocative title hint[s] at the notorious 1888 Children’s Blizzard of South Dakota and Nebraska.