One More River to Cross

One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick My rating: 5 of 5 stars Disclaimer: I love Jane Kirkpatrick’s books! I haven’t read a clunker yet. She writes about real historical people who survived incredible hardships to settle America’s far western states. Her stories are gritty, realistic, and I can get lost in them inContinue reading “One More River to Cross”

Everything She Didn’t Say

Everything She Didn’t Say by Jane Kirkpatrick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Classic Jane Kirkpatrick! A well-written tale of a strong woman and the extraordinary life she lived. This one is unique in that it includes actual journal entries of Carrie Adell Strahorn. The story is a roller coaster ride of human emotions, theContinue reading “Everything She Didn’t Say”

One Glorious Ambition

One Glorious Ambition: The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix by Jane Kirkpatrick My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love Jane Kirkpatrick’s books. They always bring history to life. It’s not always neat and tidy. It’s not always pretty. It’s real history and real life … in all its messiness. This one threw me aContinue reading “One Glorious Ambition”

All She Left Behind

All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick My rating: 5 of 5 stars Nobody writes gritty and determined characters – based on real-life people – as well as Jane Kirkpatrick. This one held me from the opening sentences. Jennie Pickett married young, thus ending her dreams of becoming a doctor. Being a wife and motherContinue reading “All She Left Behind”

This Road We Traveled

This Road We Traveled by Jane Kirkpatrick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another wonderful story based on real pioneers who suffered to build the United States of America. Jane Kirkpatrick brings these characters to life in her own insightful way. The reader journeys with the characters, surviving things we present-day hot-house lilies would not.Continue reading “This Road We Traveled”