Born in 1891 in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, Ida Williams tells her compelling but true story of family events that turned her very early, loving childhood into one of disbelief, heartache, and horror. Because it was extremely difficult to verbalize the events to her own children years later, her adult family knew very little of the details until 30 years after her pasBorn in 1891 in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, Ida Williams tells her compelling but true story of family events that turned her very early, loving childhood into one of disbelief, heartache, and horror. Because it was extremely difficult to verbalize the events to her own children years later, her adult family knew very little of the details until 30 years after her passing in 1967. That is when her granddaughter discovered her writings and promised to tell the story of what she endured....
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whisper mountain Reviews
There's a reason why we have the saying "truth is stranger than fiction". If Whisper Mountain was a fiction book, I might have come away saying that it is a great story, but some parts just seemed too extreme to happen in real life. Since Whisper Mountain IS a true story and these things really DID happen, I walked away saying, "WOW! What a story, and what a life!"It seemed more common than not that people of "older generations" were more selective in sharing details of certain experiences that life dished out to them. I know my grandfather and father-in-law who were both in WWII barely spoke about the details of their war experiences be they tragic or heroic. It seems the same for Ida Williams. If it weren't for her granddaughter's discovery, Ida's important and heroic story might never have been told. What a blessing it was that Vivian found her grandmother's journals! Ida Williams and her siblings amazed me with their resilience and fortitude. Even when death was staring Ida in the face, she stared right back and didn't give up. Much of what their mother put them through was unimaginable, but Ida and her siblings fought hard to help each other to survive. This is a story of hardship, love, murder, determination, greed, and forgiveness. I must confess, when I first saw that Whisper Mountain took place in the late 1800's and early 1900's, I thought, "Uh Oh, no TVs, no indoor plumbing, no telephones, no excitement." Boy was I wrong! I was so engrossed in Ida's story, that once I started reading it, I couldn't stop. I also liked the fact that much of it took place in Arkansas, since I am somewhat familiar with that area already. This story is definitely worth the read!
Wow!We get caught up in novels, fiction, then Whisper Mountain comes along. What an amazing, terrifying adventure!In our fast-paced world we have taken our modern conveniences for granted! How far we have come in the last 100 years of which, 69 have been mine.I remember how hard life was for my grandparents. Dirt poor farmers. No car. They had a phone that hardly rang in a years time, but my fondest memories are spending my summers with them. Fishing with my Grandmother and walking a mile to the mailbox with my Granddaddy.Whisper Mountain speaks to me also: "never forget!" I never shall. Thank you Vivian. It is wonderful!!
Waldron, Arkansas areaI enjoyed this because I was raised in Waldron and know of the places in this story. I hate the evil that was done to this family.