Monday, April 21, 2008

Change and Cherish Series

***Leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you to be entered to win a copy of A Mending At The Edge. Deadline is Monday April 28 at midnight. ***
Book: The Change and Cherish series

Author: Jane Kirkpatrick

Summary: The Change and Cherish series follows the story of feisty Emma Giesy

A Clearing in the Wild: Book One

Spirited young Emma Wagner chafes at the constraints of her 1850s religious community, which values conformity over independent thought, especially in women. Skeptical of the colony’s growing emphasis on preparing for “the last days,” Emma clashes with their increasingly autocratic leader—and faces the unexpected consequences of pursuing independence.

A Tendering in the Storm: Book Two

This lyrical novel, based on an historical figure of the 1800s, follows the spirited and intelligent Emma Giesy, who achieves her goal of separating her family from the repressive religious community in which she grew up. But unexpected and dire consequences leave her family—and her faith—struggling to survive.

A Mending at the Edge: Book Three

This richly textured novel, the third in the acclaimed Change and Cherish series, follows the historical figure of Emma Wagner Giesy, who chafes under the restrictions of her 1860s religious colony. When her bid to belong in her unique way unravels her most precious relationships, she seeks new ways to stitch meaning into her life.

Author Bio:
Jane Kirkpatrick is the best-selling author of two nonfiction books and fourteen historical novels, including the popular Kinship and Courage series. Her award-winning writing has appeared in more than fifty publications, including Sports Afield and Decision. She’s won the coveted Western Heritage Wrangler Award, an honor shared by such writers as Larry McMurtry and Barbara Kingsolver. Jane is a licensed clinical social worker as well as an internationally recognized speaker. She and her husband, Jerry, ranch 160 acres in eastern Oregon .
My Review: I am so sorry but I am behind due to studying for my Oral Comps. As soon as I finish I will post my thoughts.

13 comments:

windycindy said...

Happy Sunday! This whole series of the author's sounds very good. It is interesting because I have been trying to keep up with the current happenings in Texas! Please enter me in your book drawing contest. I appreciate it.....Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Tara said...

I think I would like to read this series!

taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com

Carole said...

I plan on reading this whole series. Thanks for the opportunity to win "A Mending at the Edge."

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

ChristyJan said...

This sounds like a wonderful series ~ please enter me to win a copy of A Mending At The Edge.

hawkes AT citlink.net

Bebemiqui said...

Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Darcie said...

These sound great!! I need another 1st for one of my challenges. Please include me. darciebrand at yahoo dot com

Thanks so much! Good luck on your oral comps!!

Cheryl said...

Great reviews. Please enter me. Thanks Cheryl

clbstitch at yahoo dot com

aBookworm said...

I love historicals and this one seems very interesting. I've blogged this and will blog the other one soon.

Thanks! And good luck with your orals!

callmeabookworm at gmail dot com

ps - I've got giveaways galore on both my blogs including a book giveaway with a very special prize. Hope you'll stop by.

http://abookwormsdiary.blogspot.com/
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Carole said...

Brittanie, I just won a copy of this on another blog, so please remove my name and give the others a better chance. I enjoy your blog very much!

tetewa said...

Sounds like a good series, count me in!

Karin said...

Please enter me---thanks.

PowerSweepstaking said...

I'd like to win for the reader in the house, the wife!

Velda said...

Jane Kirkpatrick's books are wonderful. She is one talented writer and this series reveals that. The best way to learn history is to enjoy reading books like hers.