Book Review: “A Light In The Wilderness” by Jane Kirkpatrick

September 11, 2014 at 4:07 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Jane Kirkpatrick in her new book “A Light In The Wilderness book coverA Light In The Wilderness” published by Revell Books brings us into the life of Letitia.

From the Back Cover:  Three very different women. One dangerous journey. And a future that seems just out of reach.

Letitia holds nothing more dear than the papers that prove she is no longer a slave. They may not cause most white folks to treat her like a human being, but at least they show she is free. She trusts in those words she cannot read–as she is beginning to trust in Davey Carson, an Irish immigrant cattleman who wants her to come west with him.

Nancy Hawkins is loathe to leave her settled life for the treacherous journey by wagon train, but she is so deeply in love with her husband and she knows she will follow him anywhere–even when the trek exacts a terrible cost.

Betsy is a Kalapuya Indian, the last remnant of a once proud tribe in the Willamette Valley in Oregon territory. She spends her time trying to impart the wisdom and ways of her people to her grandson. But she will soon have another person to care for.

As season turns to season, suspicion turns to friendship, and fear turns to courage, three spirited women will discover what it means to be truly free in a land that makes promises it cannot fulfill. This multilayered story from bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick will grip your heart and mind as you travel on the dusty and dangerous Oregon Trail into the boundless American West. Based on a true story.

A historical novel is one thing, a historical novel based on a true story is something else all together. Ms. Kirkpatrick has done an incredible job of not only giving us details of life in the 1800’s she has given substantial life not only to one incredible woman but three in total. Up against incredible odds with almost everything against her Letitia goes against the system and, sometimes, wins. Yes, there is a wonderful story which is well worth reading, but it is the people who inhabit this book that make it really worth the read. Really well done!

You can find “A Light In The Wilderness” at a discount at http://www.deepershopping.com/item/kirkpatrick-jane/light-in-the-wilderness/6145606.html

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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