I love books and in this modern day my closest bookstore or library are still a half hours drive away. If I didn’t have the modern conveniences of automobiles, The internet, or Amazon, I would have a very tough time getting my beloved books to read and books, to me, are vital. That is why the library system employed unmarried women to take books on horseback around their areas, this one Troublesome Creek, so that children and adults could have books and magazines to read. It was dangerous, yet these women took the risks. This was the essential theme of the book, but a bigger one, I thought, was the main character was a “blue woman” she and her family had a medical condition common in the area that made their skin appear blue. So she was treated as a woman of color, just as the black people in those times. It was a good book that explores both themes well.