Hope Amid Hardship, Pioneer Voices From Kansas Territory by Linda S. Johnston is written and illustrated by Linda. Remember when you were a child and you looked for a book and one of the considerations was the pictures. This book is a lovely reminder of those times for adults. The wonderful watercolor drawings are absolutely beautiful and well worth buying the book to enjoy the paintings and drawings alone. This book will be treasured by those who have lived in Kansas and enjoyed by those who like living history. This book is a collection of diary entries interspersed with letters that describe the hardship and celebrations of the pioneers of Kansas. Many of these stories would ring true for early settlers of any state. It gives the reader a look into the private thoughts of those that lived and loved in Kansas in the 1800’s. It is a joy to recommend this book! Enjoy and leave a comment on your thoughts on the book!