I have not read the book These is my Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 by Nancy E Turner. However, it comes highly recommended. While it is a novel, reading the reviews I believe it is probably "historical fiction", with lots of history along with the romance, etc.
I'm always looking for good books to help me understand how my ancestors lived: the times and the places. While I don't have any Arizona ancestors, for those of you who do, you may want to check out this book. AND, if you know of other good "historical fiction" books, particularly Kansas and Missouri during the late 1800s and early 1900s I would really appreciate hearing about them.
Disclosures: I have received no compensation in any form for the brief mention of this book. AND, as mentioned before, I haven't even read it yet.