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SNEAK PEEK: Emma of Aurora by Jane Kirkpatrick

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: https://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: https://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.

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A Clearing in the Wild
When Emma’s outspoken ways and growing skepticism [ … ]

SNEAK PEEK: What Once We Loved by Jane Kirkpatrick

A circle of courageous women discovers the meaning of independence, forgiveness, and love.

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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 [ … ]

SNEAK PEEK: A Name of Her Own by Jane Kirkpatrick

Marie  fights for her family’s very survival with the courage and gritty determination that can only be fueled by a mother’s love.

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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.

READING GUIDE: WHERE LILACS STILL BLOOM by Jane Kirkpatrick

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.

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SNEAK PEEK: NO EYE CAN SEE by Jane Kirkpatrick

Facing challenges and loss, a community of extraordinary women fight to overcome the pain of the past – and embrace the future.

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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 [ … ]

SNEAK PEEK: An Absence So Great, A Novel

Download and read the first chapter of An Absence So Great here!

At the turn of the century, eighteen-year-old Jessie Ann Gaebele has moved to Milwaukee in search of a fresh start. Though inspired by a new opportunity to operate photography studios for those who have fallen ill to mercury poisoning, a piece of her past she’s trying hard to forget makes its way into the foreground of her life.

An Absence So [ … ]