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Jane Kirkpatrick

Autor(a) de All Together in One Place

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Obras por Jane Kirkpatrick

All Together in One Place (2000) 557 exemplares
A Name of Her Own (2002) 412 exemplares
No Eye Can See (2001) 397 exemplares
What Once We Loved (2001) 345 exemplares
A Clearing in the Wild (2006) 290 exemplares
Every Fixed Star (2003) 286 exemplares
A Sweetness to the Soul (1995) 263 exemplares
The Daughter's Walk (2011) 249 exemplares
A Tendering in the Storm (2007) 230 exemplares
Hold Tight the Thread (2004) 207 exemplares
Homestead (1991) 190 exemplares
A Flickering Light (2009) 188 exemplares
Love to Water My Soul (1996) 181 exemplares
A Mending at the Edge (2008) 167 exemplares
A Gathering of Finches (1997) 165 exemplares
A Light in the Wilderness: A Novel (2014) 154 exemplares
A Land of Sheltered Promise (2005) 149 exemplares
The Memory Weaver: A Novel (2015) 139 exemplares
All She Left Behind (2017) 125 exemplares
Mystic Sweet Communion (1998) 113 exemplares
This Road We Traveled (2016) 112 exemplares
Where Lilacs Still Bloom: A Novel (2012) 111 exemplares
Everything She Didn't Say (2018) 95 exemplares
One More River to Cross (2019) 92 exemplares
Something Worth Doing (2020) 84 exemplares
Beneath the Bending Skies (2022) 53 exemplares
Barcelona Calling: A Novel (2011) 48 exemplares
A Burden Shared (1998) 10 exemplares
Tabitha's bestemming (2017) 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Wisconsin, USA
Locais de residência
Wisconsin, USA
Oregon, USA
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Mental Health director
Oregon Community Mental Health Directors' Association
Prémios e menções honrosas
Wrangler Award
WILLA Literary Award



Found: Adult Historical Fiction Title Last 10 years em Name that Book (Novembro 2023)


I love reading stories about those that lived before me. Hearing about life in a certain era and realizing they struggled with the same things that we struggle with now is fascinating.

One amazing life's journey is the story of Jennie Pickett in All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick. When the story begins, Jennie is living with her sister's family and her husband and son in Oregon, shortly after the Civil War ended. Her husband works at a jail with her brother-in-law and is secretly addicted to drugs and alcohol. He is becoming more and more verbally and physically abusive with her. Jennie dreams of being a doctor but has struggled with reading and writing her entire life so she quenches her hunger for healing by using herbs to heal with naturopathy and hopes to one day be able to cure her husband's addiction.

When Charles secretly divorces her and leaves her and their son for the "vile, enticing siren," that is drugs and alcohol, Jennie and her son move in with her parents and Jennie feels like her life is over. Little does she know that this choice by her addicted husband sets her on the path to her dreams.

At times, Jennie's story is slow and seems to drag in parts but isn't that life? It was a slower read for me, but I enjoyed it, nonetheless. I felt such emotions as Jennie had to deal with quite a bit of loss in her life, but I also rejoiced as I saw her dreams become reality. Being based on a true story, I enjoyed the author's notes at the end of the book that give even more details about Jennie and those she shared her life with as well as where the author found her sources.

Another treat was "Jennie's Herbs and Oils," which lists out what homeopathic physicians used in Jennie's day. Many of them are familiar and are still used to this day. There is also a short reader's guide which several questions that would be perfect for book clubs.

Though this story is a little on the slow side, I feel like it is worth the read. It is an inspiration to see a woman that is able to rise above her circumstances and fulfill her dreams despite the obstacles she faces.
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cflores0420 | 21 outras críticas | Jun 13, 2024 |
I had high expectations for this book because it sounded like something right up my alley. Unfortunately, many aspects of this book were disappointing.
When I first opened this book, I noticed the map (which was pretty cool) and the three-page character glossary. Even with the help of the glossary, which I consulted often, I still struggled to understand who was who, who married whom, and which children belonged to each person.
Secondly, I found the writing of this novel bland. It presented everything in a very long-winded manner and couldn't catch my attention. I often had to go back and reread because I didn't catch what was being said.
On top of all that, this book also character-hopped every few paragraphs, switching stories and issues being discussed. It was difficult to keep up with because the characters were not given the chance to come alive on the page.
This book was not for me but I still encourage you to give it a try.

Rating: 2 Stars
Content: Cannot Assign due to DNFing this novel

*I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own and a positive review was not required.
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libraryofemma | 29 outras críticas | Apr 18, 2024 |
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Abigail is an early suffragette. I enjoyed reading this book, but had a hard time with her constantly leaving her family in order to work on women’s rights. I understood her passion, but her children should be first.
Quiltlady | 27 outras críticas | Feb 12, 2024 |
My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/controlling, or wanting an inappropriate relationship. Since this book has shown a lack of respect for the men, bitter woman that "was what women did" talking about taking care of a family, and I tried flipping through the book and landed on a page where a guy was leaving his wife to travel another way because he needed to take care of his guns. GUNS! How ridiculous can a book get? It's almost as if this was making a joke of the men, women, and everyone. I didn't finish this book and can't recommend it.

If there isn't cheating in a book there is disrespect. Especially in Christian fiction lately.

Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
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abigailkayharris | 29 outras críticas | Jan 1, 2024 |



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