I am such an immature reader, mysteries all the way, and a friend pushed this book on me, a fictional historical novel called, These Is My Words. Gag. But I loved it sooooo much!! It's so wonderfully written by a local native author in Tucson, about a young woman that grows into a strong, independent woman of the west. Based on the author's grandmother's diaries.
For "Read the Book!" in The Write Stuff: http://www.polyvore.com/read_book/contest.show?id=373271