If you like reading about the lives of the early settlers, on a fairly light level, then these books are very entertaining. I can read them late at night, and find them relaxing. The characters are pretty black and white - the women are hard-working and virtuous, the men hard-working and chivalrous, with a few low-life chaps in there as well. I'd recommend them to anyone, particularly if they have pioneer settlers in their ancestry as I have. These could have been my great grandparents!