Book Review: On the Other Side of Hill From The Rose years

I love the Rose Years series and just finished book four.  This is a follow-up to the classic Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The book I will review is On the Other Side of the Hill by Roger Lea Macbride.  Before I start the summary of the book ( WARNING: If you don’t want some of the book spoiled, then don’t read the summary), I want you to see if you will like it with a couple of questions.


Inside the book.



  • Do like the Little House books?
  • Do you like the American Girl books?

If you say YES to both of those questions, then you will love this book plus the series.


Rose Wilder goes to her first grown-up party at her rich, best friend, Blanche’s house. She calls haughty Lydia names and goes away from the party. When Effie is getting a baby, a cyclone strikes the Ozarks. Next, there is a fire and a terrible drought. Why do disasters have to keep hitting the Wilders?

I am on the 5th book, Little Town in the Ozarks. I can’t wait to read the next one, A New Dawn on Rocky Ridge.

Series order:

Little House on Rocky Ridge – #1

Little Farm in the Ozarks – #2

In the Land of the Big Red Apple – #3

On the Other side of the hill – #4 (The one I am reviewing.)

Little Town in the Ozarks – #5

New Dawn on Rocky Ridge – #6

On the Banks of the Bayou – #7

Bachelor Girls – #8

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Overall, I think this book is great, and I can’t wait to read the next book!!!