Based on the real life of Emma Wagner Geisy. Detailed history not only re Emma's growth but growth and advancement of women in society. Easily drawn into story and found it difficult to put down. Jane Kirkpatrick
This trilogy really takes place through history. As a lover of women's history, this was a book that really kept in step with the time period. Yes, any woman would benefit from understanding how our roles in society came about. I won't recant the story line as you can read it in other reviews. But my impression of this book is good. The writing is clear and I would love to read more from this same author.
The Emma of Aurora trilogy is a fictional rendering based on the real life of Emma Wagner Geisy. She was a strong-willed, outspoken young woman with an independent spirit. Living in the religious Bethel Colony under its controlling leader was difficult for her. These stories show Emma following her heart and God to a new life that she never imagined. The trilogy begins with Emma, her husband, and others from the colony heading from Missouri to Oregon to start a new colony. Emma encountered many joys and heartaches by the end of the trilogy.
Jane Kirkpatrick did a lot research to create this wonderful fictional work about Emma's life. She made her headstrong and feisty but still very likable. The author has a unique style of writing that drew me into Emma's story. I had never heard of the real Bethel Colony before I read this. Jane Kirkpatrick gives us a glimpse into how hard it was to provide the basic needs of food and shelter when our country was still unsettled. This is a great read for anyone who enjoys reading about a character as they grow and change through the ups and downs of life.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.