The Beloved Wild

The Beloved Wild

Harriet Winter is the eldest daughter in a farming family in New Hampshire, 1807. Her neighbor is Daniel Long, who runs his family's farm on his own after the death of his parents. Harriet's mother sees Daniel as a good match, but Harriet isn't so sure she wants someone else to choose her path?in love and in life. When her brother decides to strike out for the Genesee Valle Harriet Winter is the eldest daughter in a farming family in New Hampshire, 1807. Her neighbor is Daniel Long, who ...

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Title:The Beloved Wild
Author:Melissa Ostrom
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:B075DF5XD3
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Beloved Wild Reviews

  • Kristy
    Apr 26, 2018
    4.5 stars. I really enjoyed this. Progressive, feminist Laura Ingalls meets Elizabeth Bennett in this pioneer story. ...
  • Allie
    Apr 18, 2018
    I loved this book! The main character disguises herself as a boy to leave her home (and the whittling farmer her family presumes will become her husband) in New Hampshire and start a life as a pioneer in the Genesee Valley of New York. This switch created a slew of interesting, funny a...
  • Laura
    Mar 14, 2018
    Historical fiction is always a difficult sell to students, and this slice of life in New Hampshire/Western New York State is slow, deliberate and predictable, which may mean it's even less likely to get picked up. Having said that, the atmosphere and setting are wonderfully done - if r...
  • Barbara
    Apr 13, 2018
    Harriet Winter is tired of the expectations for women in her small New Hampshire town. It is a female's role to cook, clean, sew, and bear children in 1807, and she chafes at the idea of submitting to her future husband and most likely dying in childbirth as was the case for her own mo...
  • Elliott
    Aug 03, 2018
    There are some books that remind one of why one loves reading and of all those books you have cherished growing up. As a boy, I never stopped to consider whether a book was labeled a "boy's book" or a "girl's book," because either I liked a story or I didn't. A female protagonist or a ...
  • Jen L.
    Apr 11, 2018
    What a wonderful book! The Beloved Wild weaves a lovingly detailed appreciation for the natural world? & the methods & skills of an era where most things were handmade? around and between a compelling narrative of finding oneself while looking for escape. Recalling e...
  • Jessica
    Dec 10, 2017
    *Formal Review To Come * I snapped this up for its comparison to Cold Mountain. I really liked Harriett, and the central ship of the book. Harriet's exploration of gender identity was interesting. ...
  • Michelle (Undeniably Book Nerdy)
    Mar 27, 2018
    Originally posted on Undeniably Book Nerdy: Reading The Beloved Wild brought all kinds of nostalgic feelings for when I used to be obsessed with the Dear America series, many of which featured stories of pioneer life through the eyes of girls like Harriet, and The Little House on th...
  • Elizabeth "Liza"
    Mar 29, 2018
    Quite the Novel Idea https://quitethenovelidea.com https://quitethenovelidea.com/blog-to... I love historical romances and Ostrom's The Beloved Wild has a Jane Austen vibe that I adore. Harriet is a strong character, she sees the unfairness of the way men treat women and she's v...
  • Stacey
    Apr 02, 2018
    I will read ANYTHING you want to send my way that is set is pioneering times. I am obsessed with the books and true life story of Laura Ingalls Wilder. I also love stories about the Oregon Trail. "The Beloved Wild" sounded right up my alley! This is the story of Harriet and her family....
  • Lisa
    Aug 21, 2017
    A lovely historical look at farming and making your way in uncharted territory. PLUS, I do love some good "girl dresses up as a boy" action! ...
  • Sandy
    Apr 29, 2018
    4.5 stars I liked this novel more than I had originally anticipated. I enjoyed reading about the journey Harriett took with her brother and I really enjoyed reading about Harriett. Harriett is headstrong yet there is a soft side about her that she doesn?t let come out. Like many, sh...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    Mar 29, 2018
    Harry is a girl fed up with her prospects in life. Mr. Long?a fellow farmer not much older than her?has set his eyes on her, and he is D U L dull. While Harry loves her farm (and the seasons) and her family (from a distance), she's disgruntled that she can't inherit land and is exp...
  • mith
    Jun 16, 2017
    I WANT THIS ...
  • Jarrett Lerner
    May 17, 2018
    Gorgeously written, richly detailed, and equal parts fascinating, exciting, inspiring, and FUNNY. This is historical fiction at its very best: bringing the past vividly to life while making it resonate in the present. ...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Mar 24, 2018
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight First, I have no idea why I thought that this was a fantasy, but spoiler alert, it isn't. Oops? This is what happens when I don't read blurbs, but that is okay! I actually...
  • Kathie
    Oct 14, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed this moving book about as young woman trying to create an authentic life for herself. In this YA historical fiction story, Harriet struggles with the limited options open to her because she?s female, and sets out on a journey of self-discovery as she and her brot...
  • Jennifer
    Mar 24, 2018
    The Beloved Wild by Melissa Ostrom is the story of Harriet Winter and how she doesn't want to become a wife that is used and abused and not cherished. She doesn't want to be sold off as livestock to the highest bidding husband. So she decides to strike out with her older brother while ...
  • Emma
    Mar 21, 2018
    Grade: B- An ARC was provided by Macmillan in exchange for an honest review. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Listen, I am always here for YA historical fiction. There needs to be more of it, in my opinion. So The Beloved Wild was definitely right up my alley. In a lot of ways, it...
  • Shaye Miller
    Nov 27, 2018
    **BIG LONG SIGH** The Beloved Wild took my breath away, this week. I sometimes have to sneak around to find a quiet space to read in our little house full of little people, but I did that even more often than usual this week. And when I wasn?t reading it, I simply couldn?t stop thi...
  • emma
    Mar 29, 2018
    you can win a copy of this book for FREE on my blog right now??? and if you don't like books, what are you doing on this website, and if you don't like free stuff, you are not a person. ...
  • Sarina
    Sep 22, 2018
    ?Lord, I was tired. Tired of unjust laws and the senseless dictates of society, tired of life?s challenges, especially for women, who could never be free when they knew so few choices, tired of wading through the wilderness, tired of being cold and sore and uncomfortable, and tire...
  • Bethany
    Mar 09, 2018
    Harriet, or better known as Harry, is a strong, independent woman who wants more than just to be the person who's supposed to have children. Because of this, she pushes Daniel Long-a family friend-away because she doesn't want to "settle". Everyone expects them to marry, which only mak...
  • MARIA NAVARRO
    Mar 19, 2018
    Review to follow. ...
  • Natalie
    Oct 21, 2018
    The ending was abrupt and the main character?s mood swings about her feelings regarding almost all of the other characters was a bit aggravating to read about. Especially her feelings about the love interest. She hated him sooooo much in the beginning, and then fell in (insta)love wi...
  • Kester Nucum
    Mar 05, 2018
    Disclaimer: Thanks so much to Macmillan?s Children?s Publishing Group and my publicity contact there for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This will not affect my review in any way. Before I begin this review, I have two things to point out. The fi...
  • Teresa
    Jun 14, 2017
    A great read that focuses on Harriet, a girl who is determined to forge her own path, no matter the cost in a time when that was unacceptable for girls. Can't wait to see where this series goes.. Thanks to Macmillan for the ARC! ...
  • Jeanette  Caprino
    Apr 03, 2018
    Just finished reading The Beloved Wild. Absolutely loved it. Wonderful story of a young girl facing the difficulties of growing up in an era when their lot in life was to only to serve. Harriet sets out with her brother disguised as a boy and was able to experience life building a new ...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Sep 03, 2018
    3.5 stars Somewhat...dull? (Or should I say D.U.L.?) But I couldn't help but enjoy some good ol' colonial life and a bit of romance. Nothing extraordinarily exciting though, but a relatively quick read when you're in the mood for something like this. ...
  • Amber Christopher,
    Aug 23, 2018
    "Liberating feats, daring adventures -- accruing such experiences wasn't the essence of maturity. In fact, growing older seemed less about getting things and more about losing them, less about realizing dreams and more about feeling wakeful and alone. Maybe adulthood wasn't really a ma...