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NEWS: WaterBrook Multnomah Congratulates Two Authors on Winning 2013 Carol Awards


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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group congratulates authors Katie Ganshert and Jane Kirkpatrick on having both been awarded 2013 Carol Awards for their novels Wildflowers from Winter (WaterBrook Press, May 2012) and Where Lilacs Still Bloom (WaterBrook Press, April 2012). The Carol Award Winners were announced at the ACFW Conference in Indianapolis, IN on Sept. 15, 2013.

The Carol Awards are given each year by American Christian Fiction Writers in recognition of the best Christian fiction published by traditional houses the previous calendar year. Wildflowers from Winter won the Debut Novel category, and Where Lilacs Still Bloom received the award for the Historical category.

Wildflowers from Winter, by breakthrough author Ganshert, follows the story of Bethany Quinn as her put-together world suddenly falls apart, forcing her to confront loss, estranged friendships, family secrets and spiritual disillusionment. Ganshert’s book reveals that out of the darkest winters of our lives, hope and life can be renewed. Her sequel to Wildflowers from Winter, entitled Wishing on Willows, was released in March 2013, and her third novel, A Broken Kind of Beautiful, will release this coming April in 2014. Wildflowers from Winter was also a 2013 Christy Awards Finalist in the Contemporary Romance category. Ganshert was born and raised in the Midwest, where she writes stories about finding faith and falling in love.

In Where Lilacs Still Bloom, award-winning author Kirkpatrick weaves the tale of German immigrant and farm wife Hulda Klager who possesses only an eighth-grade education—and a burning desire to create something beautiful. This passion puts her at odds with family and community as she challenges the early twentieth-century expectations for a simple housewife. Kirkpatrick has authored more than 20 books, including The Daughter’s Walk and One Glorious Ambition: The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix. A lively speaker, she is also a frequent keynote presenter for conferences, women’s retreats, fundraisers, and workshops.

For additional information on Wildflowers from Winter or Where Lilacs Still Bloom, visit www.waterbrookmultnomah.com/press-room.

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SNEAK PEEK: Emma of Aurora by Jane Kirkpatrick


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This Christmas, experience learning to trust alongside the Plain folk of Apple Ridge, Pennsylvania in this heart-warming tale of second chances. – See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=226490#sthash.t1pXmENy.dpuf
Gideon O’Riley has been given another chance at a life with Lonnie. But will the fight for her heart risk it all over again? – See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=219085#sthash.2GHMxE02.dpuf

The Change and Cherish trilogy, based on the true story of Emma Wagner Giesy, now available in one volume.

Click here to download chapter one of Emma of Aurora.

A Clearing in the Wild
When Emma’s outspoken ways and growing skepticism lead to a clash with the 1850s Bethel, Missouri colony’s beloved leader, she finds new opportunities to pursue her dreams of independence. But as she clears a pathway West to her truest and deepest self, she discovers something she never expected: a yearning for the warm embrace of community.

A Tendering in the Storm
Determined to raise her children on her own terms, Emma suddenly finds herself alone and pregnant with her third child, struggling to keep her family secure in the remote coastal forest of the Washington Territory. As clouds of despair close in, she must decide whether to continue in her own waning strength or to humble herself and accept help from the very people she once so eagerly left behind.

A Tendering in the Storm
Determined to raise her children on her own terms, Emma suddenly finds herself alone and pregnant with her third child, struggling to keep her family secure in the remote coastal forest of the Washington Territory. As clouds of despair close in, she must decide whether to continue in her own waning strength or to humble herself and accept help from the very people she once so eagerly left behind. – See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=226774#sthash.m9HisQyR.dpuf
A Clearing in the Wild
When Emma’s outspoken ways and growing skepticism lead to a clash with the 1850s Bethel, Missouri colony’s beloved leader, she finds new opportunities to pursue her dreams of independence. But as she clears a pathway West to her truest and deepest self, she discovers something she never expected: a yearning for the warm embrace of community. – See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=226774#sthash.m9HisQyR.dpuf
Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. – See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.ouClSIqV.dpuf
Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. – See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.ouClSIqV.dpuf
Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it’s time to come home and settle down. Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance. To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan—but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down. Can they let go of their prejudices, learn to trust each other, and embrace a future together? – See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=226490#sthash.t1pXmENy.dpuf
Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. – See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.ouClSIqV.dpuf

Click here to download chapter one of Emma of Aurora.

Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. She longs for Jacob to fully be free of his past, so they can work towards the future together.

But as Rhoda uses her gift to unpack an old secret with her Englisch neighbors, it is not her beau but an unlikely ally that cheers her on. With the orchard on shaky ground and Jacob’s plans in question, Rhoda is determined to see things through to harvest. But can she trust her insight to direct her path in matters of the heart? – See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208964#sthash.iEe3za7V.dpuf

SNEAK PEEK: One Glorious Ambition by Jane Kirkpatrick


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One dedicated woman…giving voice to the suffering of many.

Click here to download chapter one of One Glorious Ambition.

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.

Click here to download chapter one of One Glorious Ambition.

PODCAST: One Glorious Ambition by Jane Kirkpatrick


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PODCAST: Goals for One Glorious Ambition by Jane Kirkpatrick


Jane Kirkpatrick shares her goals and motivations behind her upcoming Spring 2013 historical fiction title, One Glorious Ambition. The fictionalized story of Dorothea Dix’s compassionate crusade to improve the conditions of the mentally ill.

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NEWS: Historical Novel Society Recommends “Where Lilacs Still Bloom”


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

NEWS: An Up Close & Personal Interview with Author Jane Kirkpatrick


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!

NEWS: Author Jane Kirkpatrick Featured in Oregonian


Historical fiction writer Jane Kirkpatrick, author of Where Lilacs Still Bloom, is featured in the Oregonian. To learn more about Kirkpatrick’s own real-life history and how she started writing novels, click here.

SNEAK PEEK: What Once We Loved by Jane Kirkpatrick


sneak-peak_1852A circle of courageous women discovers the meaning of independence, forgiveness, and love.

Click here to download the first chapter of What Once We Loved now.

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.

Click here to download the first chapter of What Once We Loved now.

 

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