Historical fiction and the Iowa Territory – the perfect background for a beautifully written history that enlightens readers with a story of family, adventure, and love that spanned several decades. For those who are filled to overflowing with a curiosity of their ancestors, “Yankee Settlement” serves to titillate their interest… wondering if our own family history is filled with similar courage, dedication, and passion for life – even when it grows difficult.
The first “promise” evident in Wooldridge’s second edition of “Yankee Settlement” says so much about how the story unfolds, “Women were strong. Men were stronger. Each was determined to swallow the bitter disappointments of pioneer life and push on… building their farms, families, and homes.”