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Sunday, September 30, 2007

I'm giving away a copy of The Tendering in the Storm by Jane Kirkpatrick...

To win all you have to do is post a comment below.



From the Publisher:

Emma Giesy, a strong-willed German-American, believes her young family will thrive in the light of their newfound freedom, after she and her husband branch off from their close-knit and repressive religious community in the spring of 1856.

Determined to raise her children on her own terms, Emma suddenly finds herself alone and pregnant with her third child, struggling to keep her family secure in the remote coastal forest of the Washington Territory. With loss and disappointment as her fuel, she kindles a fire that soon threatens to consume her, making a series of poor choices that take her into dangerous relationships.

As clouds of despair close in, she must decide whether to continue in her own waning strength or to humble herself and accept help from the very people she once so eagerly left behind.

Based on a True Story

My review:


A Tendering in the Storm is a must-read for historical fiction lovers. If you want insight into the hardships from the 19th century pioneers who left everything to move west hoping for a better life, then you'll love this story. If you find oppressive religious groups intriguing, you'll want to check this story out. If you'd like to reflect on how few rights women had in the mid-1860s then this is the book for you! To quote a cliche, We've come a long way, baby!

After finding the author's bio and reading that she is a certified social worker, I now see where she got her insight for this book. No dysfunction is easy to understand. All people are complex. But there are certain truths that exist in human nature and the author insightfully captured them all. Her illumination of the human heart and certain domestic issues is superb. I can't say what those issues are or I'll blow part of the storyline, but I will say that the subtly of how people are lured from their good senses--because of sometimes desperate situations--is expertly shown in this novel.

I loved this story. It's real. It's deep. It's edgy...and it's not at all boring.

A Tendering in the Storm was published by Waterbrook and released in April 2007.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

This sounds like an interesting book.
Please enter me in thre giveaway.
Thank you.

Carol Thompson

Email: BTHOMPSON (at) UTI.CO.ZA

Melissa Markham said...

I love historical fiction! This sounds like a great book for my reading stack:)

carla stewart said...

I'm a fan of Jane's writing. Please include me in the drawing.

Lesha said...

Count me in! :)

AshleyR said...

This sounds like an interesting book.
Enter me Please!! I would love to win this book.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Sounds interesting! Count me in!

ChristyJan said...

Please enter me to a copy of THE TENDERING IN THE STORM.

Anonymous said...

uh huh... sounds like another good one to read! Percy

Julia said...

Hi! I'd love to be entered to win this book.
itsmyemail (at) bigpond.com

aussietigger1980 said...

oh, please enter me!!

Diane said...

This is a story I think many woman can relate to.. When trials assail a person, they test the inner core. When difficulties abound, when you are attacked from all sides...you either breakdown or breakthrough...

ForstRose said...

Please include me in the drawing. I've read and enjp0yed some of her other historical novels and she always gets the reader into the time period she is writing about.

Janna said...

Oh - sounds like a good one - please enter me!

Janna
ryanx6@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me to win. I would like to read something by this author.
Nora
music-mama@fredstlaurent.com

Anonymous said...

I love Jane Kirkpatrick. She is an awesome writter. I have read or I should say listened to Hold Tight The Thread. I never wanted to story to end & the fact they are based on real people makes it so much more interesting. I would love to win a book of hers.
Laura
cebumommy@yahoo.com

Susan Page Davis said...

Please pick me, Michelle! Jane's books are so beautiful.

Michelle said...

The winner is.... Carol Thompson!!!

Now I want to know what country ZA is.... Do tell.

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