Each month, WaterBrook Multnomah gives readers a sneak peek into an upcoming title. See below for our most recent peek.
One dedicated woman…giving voice to the suffering of many.
Dorothea Dix wasn’t born into a charmed life, but she didn’t let it stop her from finding her God-given purpose. Inspired by Dorothea’s true story, One Glorious Ambition follows the life of a woman who fought for the rights of the mentally ill to give dignity and grace to these outcasts of society.
The Historical Novel Society “…enjoyed Where Lilacs Still Bloom and recommend(s) Kirkpatrick’s gentle tale of persistence and imagination….” To read the full review, click here
Where Lilacs Still Bloom author Jane Kirkpatrick interviews with Ungrind. Click here to read where Jane’s love for writing began, if she grows lilacs, her next upcoming book, and much more!
Ruth Martin had a dream: to become an independent woman and build a life in southern Oregon for herself and her children. But when her friend Mazy’s inaction results in a tragedy that shatters Ruth’s dream, Ruth must start anew and try to heal her tender wounds.
Her friends are also moving on. Mazy wrestles with her understanding of what faith and family really mean; Tipton discovers that marriage requires more than she’s ready to give; and Suzanne’s challenge is to keep seeing with new eyes. Together, the turn around women travel to arenas of untested promise where they’ll find a hope that sustains them and relationships they’ll cherish all their days.
Marie fights for her family’s very survival with the courage and gritty determination that can only be fueled by a mother’s love.
Based on the life of Marie Dorion, the first mother to cross the Rocky Mountains and remain in the Northwest, A Name of Her Own is the fictionalized adventure account of a real woman’s fight to settle in a new landscape, survive in a nation at war, protect her sons and raise them well and, despite an abusive, alcoholic husband, keep her marriage together.
When an unlikely book by famous horticulturalist Luther Burbank motivates turn-of-the-century housewife Hulda Klager to become a self-taught plant cultivator, she humbly seeks to share beauty through her creations. But growing flowers in a time of practicality isn’t easy, and overcoming the skeptics, seasonal floods, and a series of family tragedies challenges every part of Hulda’s determination. She ultimately creates over 200 new varieties of lilacs by passionately pursuing the dream that God gave her—and by living a life of generosity and hope despite many trials.
When blind and widowed Suzanne Cullver reaches California with a group of women who have survived tragedy on the Oregon Trail, she sets her mind on doing for herself all that must be done. Though she cannot see, she rejects offers of assistance, unwittingly risking her children’s safety – and her own.
Her companions blindly falter as well, held hostage by their own pasts. As Suzanne attempts to control her life in Shasta City, Ruth defends against past errors, failing to see how she limits love. Meanwhile, Mazy’s vision seems to be permanently clouded by her late husband’ s betrayal. But when a young stagedriver risks all for a Wintu Indian, his life becomes entangled with the turnaround women – and together they are changed forever as they discover that No Eye Can See all the good God has in store for those who love Him.