Chores such as doing laundry was an all day event: pump water into a huge tub (or get it from a nearby river or lake), build a fire, heat water over the fire, scrub clothes, rinse, hang to dry, and by the way, don't catch your long skirts on fire while you're working. I certainly have a new appreciation for the men and women who often left family behind to scratch out a living in a primitive land.
One of the Old West books I read is Susan Page Davis's The Outlaw Takes a Bride. I won it in a drawing from her website, and a review was not required, but I enjoyed the book so much I wanted to share it with Stitches Thru Time followers. I've included the buy link below because you're going to want to get this book! So without further ado, here's my review: