Revell Presents A Light in the Wilderness by Jane Kirkpatrick

 

A Light in the Wilderness

by Jane Kirkpatrick


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.

MY REVIEW ON THIS BOOK

This was a very special book, or so I thought! Letitia was such a special and sweet person. She was so proud of her freedom papers from her master, but she had to guard them with her life. The things that she had to go through just because she was a different color were so heartbreaking, I just wanted to punch someone at times!! But Letitia did have a few people that trusted in her, and supported her. I really liked the Indian women Betsy too. But Letitia had a horrible and difficult life, including when she and her husband went across the US with the Wagon Train. Sometimes it was difficult to read this book because of the treatment of slaves, but I appreciate Jane Kirkpatrick and her awesome professional writing skills in giving readers this story. This is a story that will stay with me for a while!

I received this book from Revell to read and review. 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 55.

Jane Kirkpatrick is the New York Times and CBA bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including A Sweetness to the Soul, which won the coveted Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center. Her works have been finalists for the Christy Award, Spur Award, Oregon Book Award, and Reader’s Choice awards, and have won the WILLA Literary Award and Carol Award for Historical Fiction. Many of her titles have been Book of the Month and Literary Guild selections. Jane lives in Central Oregon with her husband, Jerry. Learn more at http://www.jkbooks.com.

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