This story is a great first look on how life was after the Guadalupe treaty. Many families struggled after they had to change their views and customs to adapt to new life in America. In my opinion, it seems very hard to live in the same place most of your life but all of a sudden be in a different country.
In the beginning of the book Mrs. Darrell speaks a quote to her husband. “To be guided by good advice, is to profit by the wisdom of others; to be guided by experience,