Everything She Didn’t Say
by Jane Kirkpatrick
Pub Date 04 Sep 2018
I am reviewing a copy of Everything She Didn’t Say through Revell and Netgalley:
In this book we will be transported back to 1911 when Carrie Strahorn wrote a memoir titled Fifteen Thousand Miles By Stage sharing in some of the most exciting adventures while traveling to and shaping The American West with her husband Robert Strahorn, a railroad promoter, investor and writer. These are the facts but the book takes you ten years after the book was published when she decides to write down what was really in her mind those years of travel.
Carrie is certain her husband will not read what she is writing and that in fact the Manuscript won’t be found until after she does allows Carrie to learn from the lessons she learned on that hard journey and the danger a woman faces when she entirely looses herself to a man who is strong willed and the courage it takes for her to discover the worth she has apart from him. She learns too that wealth does not mean you won’t experience pain and disappointment. She learns to that family is essential and pioneering is a challenge and that the West is demanding as well as nourishing. Finally and most importantly she discovers that home can be found even when your life is rootless.
I give Everything She Didn’t Say five out of five stars!