Butterfield Books Inc. Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Book Prairie Bloomin’

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Author Linda Hubalek combines diary entries and photos of a young Swedish immigrant woman with the history of the Smoky Valley region of Kansas in her book Prairie Bloomin’. This popular book has been kept in print for twenty years, and recently updated, giving a personal glimpse into a young pioneer woman’s life.

Historical Fiction book Prairie Bloomin'- Historical Diary 1889-1900, by Linda K. Hubalek.

Prairie Bloomin'

It’s just eerie to see photos of each of us, in two different centuries, but in the same spot...

This year, Butterfield Books Inc. celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the book Prairie Bloomin’ (formerly titled Prärieblomman in 1993), the second book in the Butter in the Well series by Kansas author Linda K. Hubalek. This popular book, recently updated, gives a personal glimpse into the pioneers’ life to readers of all ages. Even though it was written for an adult audience, school children enjoy the stories of this real-life Swedish young woman who grew up on a Kansas farm.

Linda Hubalek combines fact-driven 1889 to 1900 diary entries and real photos of Alma Swenson Runneberg and her family into Prairie Bloomin’. This tender, touching diary continues the saga of “Butter in the Well” family through the daughter, Alma, as she blossoms into a young woman.

Both women, Prairie Bloomin’s Alma who was born in 1873, and author Linda, born 80 years later, shared uncanny similarities.

“We were both the third child of their families, grew up in the same house, played in the same yard, and worked the same acres until we each married and moved off the farm,” said Hubalek. “It’s just eerie to see photos of each of us, in two different centuries, but in the same spot, on the same farm.”

“Hubalek takes the reader on a journey to another time and place with this sequel to Butter in the Well. Swedish traditions are intertwined with tidbits from Kansas history in this unique historical diary.” - Andrea Glen, Editor of KANSAS! Magazine.

For more information about homesteading life on the prairie, please be sure to read Linda K. Hubalek’s historical pioneer books, Prairie Bloomin’, Butter in the Well, Egg Gravy, and Looking Back. These books (also in ebook form) are available in stores, or online at Amazon.com, BN.com, or ButterfieldBooks.com.

About Butterfield Books Inc.:
Founded in 1994, Butterfield Books Inc. publishes and promotes books about Kansas and its pioneer history. The company is located in Lindsborg, Kansas, known as “Little Sweden USA.”

About Linda K. Hubalek:
Author Linda K. Hubalek writes books about the pioneer women who made Kansas their home. Her books are published by Butterfield Books Inc. and they include the Trail of Thread, the Butter in the Well, and the Planting Dreams series.

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