Book #3 in the Monroe family series, pioneers in Alaska in 1887.Florence Monroe leaves her father's house at age seventeen to sail with her young husband to the isolated spot where he has built his salmon cannery.Florence stubbornly clings to the idea that the wilderness must be tamed to Victorian standards but Beldon claims that the wilderness must be accepted as is ans aBook #3 in the Monroe family series, pioneers in Alaska in 1887.Florence Monroe leaves her father's house at age seventeen to sail with her young husband to the isolated spot where he has built his salmon cannery.Florence stubbornly clings to the idea that the wilderness must be tamed to Victorian standards but Beldon claims that the wilderness must be accepted as is ans adapted to. This causes their one discord. To prove she is right, Florence pits herself against the wilderness and almost loses....
|Title||:||Love is Forever|
|Number of Pages||:||218 Pages|
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Love is Forever Reviews
It is June when “Love is Forever”, third book in the Monroe Family begins. They are Alaska pioneers in 1887. Florence and her family travel to the muission church where she married Beldon Craig. She has a beautiful white wedding gown and veil that Pa bought in San Francisco, imported from France. It surprised me that she had a gown like today’s brides, but Pa insisted that the family remain genteel even in the wilderness. Hundreds of Indians show up for the wedding, both their Haida Indians and those from the area where she will be living with Beldon, on Thorne Bay 70 miles away. He has his own salmon fishing and saltery business there and has built a small cabin for them to live in. They leave immediately for Thorne Bay. Florence finds the cabin rough but wrapped in love she determines to make it into a genteel place. His cooper, a big man named Einar Gren , is the only other white person around. Almost at once the young Craigs argue about decorum. Florence insists that it is up to them to bring gentility to the wilderness; Beldon says that they should adapt to the wilderness in which they live. He wants her to either wear his old trousers and go out hunting and fishing with him or else wear the bloomers that his sister Vicky sent her. She is scandalized at both ideas and he calls her a fussy little prig. Stung by his remark, Florence waits until he has gone hunting one day and then she takes the skiff and goes to another island to hunt on her own, determined to show him that women CAN walk through the wilderness in long skirts. Of course, she gets lost, and spends two nights out alone in the wilderness before Beldon finds her. By now her outlook has changed and she sees that he is right; the wilderness cannot be tamed to civilization standards but must be adapted to as it is. I think that the book ends too soon. What becomes of them? Do they have children? The author patterned this series after her own family in many details. The 4th book is really a companion book occurring almost simultaneously with book #2 so my questions are never answered.