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Friday, January 25, 2013

Book Review~A Clearing in the Wild

A Clearing in The Wild is the first book in the Change and Cherish Historical Series by Jane Kirkpatrick.  I had never previously read any of this author's works, but I had heard great things about her novels, so I was excited to dive in!

Based on a true story, A Clearing in the Wild is the story of Emma Wagner, a spirited young lady.  It is the 1850s, and Emma's outspoken ways are frowned upon by their strict colony.  As some of the colony attempts a move to the West, Emma continues to clash with community members, and yearns for her voice to be heard.

A Clearing in the Wild was a wonderful story-I loved it.  I became so wrapped up in the characters, and enjoyed the descriptions of the changing landscape. The history was fascinating, and I could not put this book down!  Included in A Clearing in the Wild are Discussion Questions, a Cast of Characters, a map, and an Interview with Jane Kirkpatrick.  I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the next book in the Change and Cherish series!

Read more about this book and purchase your own copy at the Waterbrook Multnomah website.

*Disclosure: I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group  in exchange for my honest review.


Pebblekeeper ~ Angie said...

My favorite author. And one of my favorite series. Helps that I live near the sites! Great review, glad you liked it! They should have these at the library also since they have been out for a while.

Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

Enjoyed your review. Sounds like a great book and I'm going to add it to my "need to read" list. I've liked the Jane Kirkpatrick books I've read in the past, but hadn't heard of this series yet.

Athena said...

I thought it was a new book, so I was happy to find out it wasn't! I've got the next 2 on hold at the library now!