Come Spring. Other editions. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Come Spring by Ben Ames Williams. The attempt in this book has been to tell the story of the founding of a small Maine town, by ordinary people, in what was then an ordinary way. It was the way in which towns were founded from the Atlantic seaboard west to the great plains, by stripping off the forest and putting the land to work. The people in this book were not individually as important as George Washing The attempt in this book has been to tell the story of the founding of a small Maine town, by ordinary people, in what was then an ordinary way.
The people in this book were not individually as important as George Washington; the town they founded was not as important as New York. But people like them made this country, and towns like ths one were and are the soil in which this country s roots are grounded. Williams wrote many historical novels before his death in He carefully researched each book.
Sibley had known those founding families and was able to include accurate details in his history. Ben Ames Williams lived for a time in Union and his famiy still has a residence in the area. Get A Copy. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Come Spring , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Dec 07, Linda Robbins rated it it was amazing. I am a Robbins, from the Union, Maine Robbins.
My father was Joseph and this book about our family was a must read in our home. It is amazing and pleasing that so many people still appreciate reading it today. View 2 comments.
Come Spring. Writer: Dottie Rambo. Verse 1. I STOOD IN A LONELY ROOM. OF A MOTHER OLD AND GRAY. HER VOICE SO WEAK, SHE COULD HARDLY. Full and accurate LYRICS for "Come Spring" from "Jessica King": And now the roses bloom in her garden, And she's gathering flowers in a better land, She's.
This page story of Union, ME traces the journey of Philip Robbins and his family from Walpole, MA to the wilderness then known as the plantation of Sterlington in the District of Maine, from their arrival through the next eight years of settlement and growth. Wheaton laments that all Congress does is talk and print money. The settlers endure famine, fire, drought, cold and the constant fear of Tory or Indian appearance as they carve out their lives, making use of the limited tools available to build their homes and raise their ever-expanding families, by farming, hunting, planting and fishing.
While historical fiction, the characters and events of the book are indeed those of the first settlement, and the Union Historical Society has established a driving tour of its history. I know that the next time I am traveling up Maine's Mid-Coast, I will veer a tad west to step back into the world of the settlers of Sterlington. I kind of just skimmed the last hundred pages. It would have been a better book if the author had condensed it a little more. View all 4 comments. I love that it is tied back to actual families that lived in and helped settle the area.
It gives the reader an appreciation of what the earlier settlers were up against. Apr 16, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: my-top This book was originally published in the late s or early '40s. My dad read it when he was about 12, and loved it. When I was 12, he recommended it to me I loved it, even though I don't think I paid attention to the historical background.
I've read it many times since, and the warmth and grit of these real characters still hits home. Oct 29, Wendy rated it it was amazing. One of my favorite books of all time Reread it every couple of years Jul 24, Carol Reeves rated it it was amazing. Loved this book!
Wishing there was more to come. I will miss Mima and Joel and their daily life in Maine's early history. Since my name is Mima I bet you can guess. The details paint a fantastic picture of their homes and the surrounding area. I spent my summers as did my mother before me in Union. As a little child I loved to explore the barn on the property with the eagle cast in Paul Revere's Since my name is Mima I bet you can guess.
As a little child I loved to explore the barn on the property with the eagle cast in Paul Revere's shop. We played in the upper deck and the lower run in for the sleighs and carriages.
The house was beautiful and filled with beautiful antiques. The attic was full of fun and interesting things. There were bushels of letters from revolutionary war times and lots of old victorian dresses. The kitchen was a warm cozy place.
It was my first experience with an "indoor Outhouse".. I remember being terrified that I would fall through to the nasty stuff.. When my grandparents retired they moved to Union to be closer to my grandfathers sister Lily Mae. They built a home on Appleton rd across the street from carl and Maxine Heath on land they bought from Johnny Howard. We went haying with Johnny and attended the fair. We went to Lincolnville beach for seafood dinners and shopping with grandma in Camden.
In the afternoons we loved going over to Steve and Laura Kirkpatricks dairy farm to get the milk and help with the milking. We had contests plucking chickens with their daughter Gail. Dec 20, Ray Estabrook rated it really liked it. This is a regional classic first published in I read it back when we first moved to Maine in or 71 and always remembered it. Rereading it was a pleasure. The writing is not too dated and the story is timeless. Mima gets her man and keeps him - all set against the backdrop of the American revolution and the settlement of a frontier town in mid Maine, today called Union.
I appreciate Ben Ames Williams' motivation to tell a historical tale about common everyday folk and in this I think h This is a regional classic first published in I appreciate Ben Ames Williams' motivation to tell a historical tale about common everyday folk and in this I think he was ahead of his time. Now I live in this area and the novel took on a special meaning for me. Very evocative. If you drive down to Union you cna find the graves of many of the characters in the old cemetery there.
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