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These Happy Golden Years (Turtleback School & Library)
These Happy Golden Years (Turtleback School & Library) | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as Laura grows up in the little town on the prairie. Fifteen-year-old Laura lives apart from her family for the first time, teaching school in a claim shanty twelve miles from home. She is very homesick, but keeps at it so that she can help pay for her sister Mary's tuition at the college for the blind. During school vacations Laura has fun with her singing lessons, going on sleigh rides, and best of all, helping Almanzo Wilder drive his new buggy. Friendship soon turns to love for Laura and Almanzo in the roamntic conclusion of this Little House book.
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Avidreader25
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Laura is now working as a teacher and making money for her family. It‘s been such a joy to watch her grow up and it‘s hard to believe she‘s a woman now. Almanzo courts her with buggy rides and I loved watching her show her strength and fearless nature as she becomes more comfortable around him. Definitely one of my favorites in the series!
“The last time always seems sad, but it isn‘t really. The end of one thing is only the beginning of another.”

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DebinHawaii
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#RedRoseSeptember
I really think this was my favorite Little House Book growing up. I think I was 9 or 10 when I first read it & I thought Laura was so grown up at 15. 😉 I don‘t remember if I thought that #EverybodysHappyNowadays by the end of the book but Almanzo & Laura certainly were. 💕💖💕

Cinfhen I was never into these books, I feel like I missed out 😔 1mo
DebinHawaii @Cinfhen They were my mom‘s favorites so they were a big part of my childhood. 🤗 1mo
LeahBergen Oh, how I loved this series. I think my fave will always be 1mo
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Texreader These books (and tv show) were a huge part of my childhood too. And in my 20s Rose Wilder Lane became my huge huge role model/heroine. She still is. (edited) 1mo
arlenefinnigan Aw that looks really sweet 1mo
batsy Thanks to my older sisters, these were a big part of my childhood too 💜 1mo
ReadingDownUnder Just reread this again this year. I love the series and esp this one. Read it every summer as a child. 1mo
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Eggs
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EmmaMae
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Another delightful read. This book is filled with so many elements of Laura's growing up. It brings you into her world as she grows and matures.

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batsy
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Almanzo Wilder takes Laura on sleigh rides—first as a means of getting her back home on the weekends from her teaching job, then just for fun—as their romance slowly blossoms 💘

#sleighride #WinterWonderland @TrishB @Cinfhen

RachelO Aww! 💕 10mo
TrishB Cool pick 👍🏻❤️ 10mo
Tanisha_A Great love! ♥️ 10mo
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Cinfhen Romance 🥰 10mo
Cathythoughts They are looking cosy in that sleigh ♥️ 10mo
LauraBeth The title of this one was lost on me as a child when I read it but now I completely understand what it means. ❤️ 10mo
batsy @RachelO @TrishB @Tanisha_A @Cinfhen Such a feel-good read 🤗 10mo
batsy @Cathythoughts Aren't they just 💕 10mo
batsy @LauraBeth Exactly! And now that I'm older I understand how appealing Almanzo was as a suitor in contrast to all of the brooding curmudgeons of Victorian lit 😂 10mo
Ruthiella I was looking for a Laura Ingalls Wilder illustration for this prompt (I knew there was one somewhere) but I only own the first five books! Glad you used it!😍 10mo
LeahBergen Ohhh, good one! 👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
batsy @Ruthiella ❤️ I know, right... I recalled sleigh rides but couldn't remember which book. Queen Google to the rescue 😅 10mo
batsy @LeahBergen Thank you 😊 10mo
Ruthiella @batsy Ah Google!!!! *forehead slap* I was thumbing through the books old school!😬 10mo
batsy @Ruthiella Ah, old school! That yields its own delights :) My strongest relationship is with Google 😂😂 10mo
Ruthiella @batsy I know! I very nearly sat down and re-read Farmer Boy!🤣🤣 10mo
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JillR
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It has taken Bella and me a year to work our way through this series and we‘ve loved every page. I now know my daughter to be a true romantic; as we finished the last book she squealed and then cried as Almanzo says “...I was wondering if you would like an engagement ring...” Meanwhile I cried at “...she realised that she was going away from home, that never would she come back to this home to stay...” #raisingreaders

LeahBergen 😭😭 11mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful ♥️💕💕 11mo
Reviewsbylola These are gorgeous editions. 11mo
rubyslippersreads I‘ve never seen these lovely editions. 😍 11mo
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JillR
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Bella and I are feeling a little sad as we start this as we‘re nearly at the end the series, which we‘ve loved. She‘s also feeling very intuitive as she‘s just read the blurb which mentions Almanzo Wilder, and has for the first time noticed the author‘s surname... She‘s incredibly excited to see what happens now 😆

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JessicaThunstromNelson
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Moving on to #8.

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Andrea313
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After-dinner treats. #currentlyreading #littlehouse

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Shannon_McKinney
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5/5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Okay, seriously how did I go an entire childhood without reading these books? This one might be my #lastof2017 not sure yet, but if so it‘d be a good one to end on. So romantic it just makes your heart full! ♥️

Bookwormjillk I read these as an adult too. Have you read Caroline? 2y
Shannon_McKinney @Bookwormjillk No I haven‘t, is it as good? 2y
Bookwormjillk @Shannon_McKinney I liked it a lot. It showed her in a more human way than the perfect mom she is in the Little House books. 2y
Hoopiefoot It‘s never too late! So glad you found them ❤️ 2y
Shannon_McKinney Thanks @Bookwormjillk I will have to check it out! 😊 2y
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DarcysMom
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LauraJ That is so sweet. 2y
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DarcysMom
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rubyslippersreads
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This is the first book that came to mind for #goldenyears. #septembowie

Centique Perfect choice! 2y
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hes7
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Cinfhen So fitting 💛💛💛 2y
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DeborahSmall
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#JunesTunz I plan on spending my #GoldenYears reading, but there's a good chance I will still be sorting my library 📚❤️️

JoeStalksBeck ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
TrishB But you will be having so much fun 😀 2y
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Ms_T That's impressive 👍🏻 2y
Lachesis Wow, that's a lot of book. I want those giant bookcases to sort too! 2y
LeahBergen Beautiful!! 💗💗 2y
Cinfhen OMG!!! You should probably start now !!!! Amazing 💘💘💘 2y
Redwritinghood 😍😍 2y
Bookworm-Bobbie You'll be living the dream 😍❤️ 2y
ReadingSusan Ha ha same! 2y
christineandbooks We could help take some of those books off your hands if it would help any...😉😀 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love 📚❤️ 2y
britt_brooke 😍😍😍 2y
Billi Totally relatable; love it though! 😍 2y
batsy Hahaha! It's a glorious sight though 😍 2y
scripturient 😍😍😍 So when can I come over and move into your library? 😂😂😂 2y
DeborahSmall @scripturient you are welcome anytime ! 😘 2y
Suet624 I love your library. 2y
DeborahSmall @Suet624 Thanks Sue, really need bookcases to get the books off the floor 2y
Suet624 Yes, I can imagine it bothers you to see them on the floor... but look at all those books on the shelves!!!! 2y
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batsy
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A well-loved book ❤️

#goldenyears #junetunz @Cinfhen

TrishB Awww, it looks it 💝 2y
Cinfhen Aww, same thought as @TrishB 😊 2y
saresmoore 😍 2y
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Bookwormjillk
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But she had to, so she did.

Purrfectpages Wow! This takes me back! 2y
Bookwormjillk I know @Purrfectpages - I was so happy when I found a copy with a 1970's cover. Little House books with new covers don't do it for me. 2y
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Freefallinmissy
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My favorite of the Little House series . Read this one over and over as a kid and teenager. I still feel cold thinking about her long rides to and from teaching school

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CrazyLibraryGirl
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While I've had many #literarycrush s over the years, my first ever was Almanzo Wilder from the Little House series. I must've read These Happy Golden Years at least million times as a kid. #feistyfebruary

sammisho I forgot about him! But yes! I totally wanted to marry a guy like him! 3y
angrylilasian Yes! I remember thinking how romantic it was when he picked Laura up and gave him her card! 😄 3y
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MaryLew
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"I was wondering..." Almanzo paused. Then he picked up Laura's hand that shone white in the starlight, and his sun-browned hand closed gently over it. He had never done that before. "Your hand is so small," he said. Another pause. Then quickly, "I was wondering if you would like an engagement ring."

"That would depend on who offered it to me," Laura told him.

"If I should?" Almanzo asked.

"Then it would depend on the ring," Laura answered...

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lisakoby
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This whole series is a feel good read for me. #day28 #augustofpages #augustphotochallenge #feelgoodbook

Lacythebookworm Great choice 👍 3y
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GreatBookStudy
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My favorite Little House book: These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder. And my fav illustration of Manny and Laura.

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Kelly
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Now that Laura lives on her own, I can't decide if this will be more or less amusing than previous installments

ReadingRants It's my favorite one. 3y
Kelly @ReadingRants I think Plum Creek is my favorite 3y
ReadingRants I also really love Plum Creek, because Nellie Olsen. Silver Lake and Long Winter are my least favs. 3y
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GreatBookStudy
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Starting book 8.

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