Tuesday, April 15, 2008

On Tour with Jane Kirkpatrick's "Change and Cherish" Historical Series (AND A HUGE GIVEAWAY!!)


As I've stated many times, I'm not a fan of historical novels. But I know many of you are, and I'm excited to introduce you to a new author I've gotten acquainted with. "A Mending At The Edge" concludes a trilogy that is both lyric and full of rich detail and Biblical truth.


Jane Kirkpatrick is a best-selling historical novelist, and I can see why! She wields her pen like a paint brush, creating word pictures that feed the mind and inspire your heart. She is a gifted writer, able to put you "there" in her novels.

Oregon is territory Jane knows very well. She and her husband ranch 160 acres in eastern Oregon. Her familiarity with the land comes through in her writing, so that you can see the fingers of the bare branches reaching toward the gray sky, and you can feel the rain as it beats down on those working to establish a home in the Oregon Territory.

Based in historical fact, Jane takes what she's gleaned from her research and has crafted a trilogy of novels about Emma Wagner Giesy. Emma is an independent thinker that is constantly pushing the boundaries laid out by her restrictive religious upbringing.

A part of the German heritage, Emma struggles to keep her family together and to find hope in the direst of circumstances. In this final chapter, Emma's abusive husband has returned. How can she protect her children from him in an environment that welcomes him back?

Coupled with that is the illness that claims lives as they battle against it, the prejudice that they encounter both within and without the community, and the struggle to create a communal society with all of the control and suppression of freedoms...especially those of women.

The next time you think you're oppressed as a woman, pick up Jane's book and you'll realize just how much freedom we've gained, not only in our country, but in the church as well.

Rich in culture and history, the depth of the spiritual message will resound in your heart. You won't have to be a woman of the 1850's to appreciate the message of hope and the words of encouragement found in these pages.

For fans of historical fiction, this is a series you won't want to miss. SO, I'm giving away the ENTIRE SERIES to one of my readers!! just leave me a comment and I'll draw a winning name on May 1st!!

Happy Reading!



Tarasview said...

Oh I would LOVE to win this!

taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com

by the way I am hosting a giveaway of my own this week too!

windycindy said...

This is so exciting! I love historical books. She is a wonderful author and I would be honored to win one book of hers, let alone, a series! Please enter me in your drawing. I really appreciate it!

Mark Baker said...

Me! Me! Pick me!!!!!

Crystal M. said...

I'm a big fan of Jane Kirkpatrick's. I love her books! I'd love to win this series.
Thanks for the chance.
~Crystal M.

Anonymous said...

I love historical fiction, so please count me in! Thank you. :-)

lace said...

Historical fiction is usually my go to for reading. I would love to read this series.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

I'm a big fan of historical fiction, and might even right some one day. I really think that her books would help me along the way. Please please please enter me to win this collection it would really mean so much!


cherryblossommj at gmail (dot) com

Carole said...

What a great giveaway! Jane Kirkpatrick is a great author, and I would be honored to win these books. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

tetewa said...

The entire series, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I love historical fiction ! Please enter me.
gavinpillay at gmail dot com

Grateful Gramma said...

I have a friend who loves historical fiction. I think she'd like these. Please enter me. Thanks!

Caitlin Hoy said...

I love historical fiction and have to say that the series your offering looks great. Please enter me in this contest. Hope I win.

ChristyJan said...

Oh! Wow! What a wonderful and generous giveaway! I'd love to be entered to win this series of books!


Hope you are feeling better and recovering from your surgery.

Anonymous said...

I love historical novels!

Anonymous said...

I love historical novels and I want to be entered and I sure hope I don't have to have a blog to win. kjmoran@verizon.net The last comment was mine...I don't do this very often...I'm a lurker!