"Many writers try to capture a sense of place, whether they are writing poetry or prose, fiction or nonfiction. Rule captures a lot of what makes New Hampshire special, from the unique expressions to the people they spring from. She alludes to differences between the natives ('someone who can claim five generations in the ground') and the newcomers."
– Concord Monitor
"Rule's dry wit, story-telling flair and the New Hampshirite's shrewd sense of combining practicality with entertainment makes this book a winning attraction for anybody who lives in New Hampshire, visits, is thinking of visiting, passes through or drives up this way on the interstate. As well as anybody who likes to be entertained and educated at the same time."
– Portsmouth Herald