Book: Mattie's Heart (The Morgan Family Saga Book 1) by Ruth Kysercategories: Book, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Romance, Montana, Family Saga, World War I, Clean Romance, Sweet Romance, Christian Romance
Ruth Kyserabout this book: "Mattie's Heart" is Book 1 in "The Morgan Family Saga"
While I was writing book three in the "True Cover" series -- "Second Chances", I created a family tree for Samuel Clemens Morgan going back to his great-grandparents. At the time, I had no plans to use the family tree information, but after I finished the book, I thought about the fact that here I had three different generations of Sam's family that I should write about. So I created "The Morgan Family Saga" series. In some ways it was difficult for me to write this one as I had already created the history so had to abide by what I had written in the previous books. "Mattie's Heart" tells the story of Sam Morgan's great-grandparents, Clayton and Mattie Morgan.
It took me about six months to write the book. I had to do a great deal of research because of the time period involved. There aren't a lot of books written during the 1915-1919 era. I had a lot of fun doing the research though and found out a great deal of information about homesteading in Montana during that time. I also had to do research about the Crow Indians, cattle ranching, and what life was like back then on the frontier.
Mattie Morgan is quite a young woman when she and her new husband take off for Montana. She struggles with the idea at first because she had specific ideas about what her married life would be like. None of those thoughts included going to Montana with her husband to start a cattle ranch. But after Brady Morgan decides they are going out west to homestead a claim, Mattie has to change her notions about her future.
Then tragedy strikes the Morgan family and Mattie is left struggling with her faith and wondering if her life is all a mistake. What will Mattie choose to do with her heart, and will she ever know true peace and happiness again?
"Mattie's Heart" takes place in the years spanning 1915-1919, and shares the story of one young couple with a pioneer spirit -- their trials, turmoil, and sorrows as they strive to find God's Will for their lives.
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