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Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: Waterbrook Press
Publication Date: 2008
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Change & Cherish
A Tendering in the Storm, Change and Cherish Series #2Jane KirkpatrickRandom House / 2007 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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A Clearing in the Wild, Change and Cherish Series #1Jane KirkpatrickRandom House / 2006 / Trade Paperback$14.39 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 20 Reviews
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So begins this story of one woman's restoration from personal grief to the meaning of community. Based on the life of German-American Emma Wagner Giesy, the only woman sent to the Oregon Territory in the 1850s to help found a communal society, award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick shows how landscape, relationships, spirituality and artistry poignantly reflect a woman's desire to weave a unique and meaningful legacy from the threads of an ordinary life. While set in the historical past, it's a story for our own time answering the question: Can threads of an isolated life weave a legacy of purpose in community?
Judith Pella, bestselling author of seven series, including Daughters of Fortune series
"Jane has a gift for breathing simple beauty into the lives of remarkable historical women characters. In A Mending at the Edge, Emma comes off the page and shows readers an unforgettable picture of a very unique Oregon community. I love living within view of Mt. Hood even more now that I better understand those who shaped the tenacious beginnings of this region."
Robin Jones Gunn, author of the bestselling Glenbrooke Series and the Christy Award-winning Sisterchicks novels
"Jane Kirkpatrick's knack for stitching history and fiction together is as skillful as the quilts she writes about in the Change and Cherish Historical Series. A Mending at the Edge is a satisfying ending to an absorbing series that manages to stay true to the past while relating remarkably well to today's modern women."
Tina Ann Forkner, author of Ruby Among Us
"In A Mending at the Edge, Jane Kirkpatrick completes the literary quilt of the Emma Wagner Giesy trilogy, piecing together the historical fabric of Emma's personal story with that of the Aurora Colony. Emma's efforts to find a houseand a homein this communal society in Oregon once again reflect the conflict of individual and community needs represented in Kirkpatrick's earlier two works in the Change and Cherish Historical Series. Based on a solid historical framework of the Aurora Colony and the broader social, political, and cultural landscape of the 1860s, Kirkpatrick offers a story of hope and achievement that captures the spirit of giving, sharing, and receiving central to 'mending' within a communal settlement."
James J. Kopp, communal historian and Board Member of Aurora Colony Historical Society
"Jane Kirkpatrick artfully weaves this story for us, rather like Emma and the women of Oregon's Aurora Colony weave together their quilted existence as well as their personal quilting projects. Her masterful placement of the fresh-turned phrase and the graceful metaphor enriches this captivating and yet disquieting story of mid-19th century pioneer women whose lives are so very different from oursor are they?"
Sarah Byrn Rickman, author of Nancy Love and the WASP Ferry Pilots of World War II, The Originals, and Flight from Fear
Patricia Smith5 Stars Out Of 5April 10, 2009Patricia SmithThis is a marvelous conclusin to this wonderful series. If you are interested in the sects of the 1800s this is a must read. The extensive research is invaluable.
Janis Armstrong5 Stars Out Of 5March 13, 2009Janis ArmstrongI was sad to come to the end of this series. I didn't think Kirkpatrick could possibly keep up the pace she kept in the first two of this saga but she did. I enjoyed every page and have ordered more of her books.
Christine Howard5 Stars Out Of 5January 13, 2009Christine HowardThis entire series was excellent. The historical research alone is worth the reader's time. Each character is so well defined that the reader finds themselves in discussion with them throughout the book. Jane's gift of writing is a blessing and her authentic faith refreshing when so many authors skirt around their beliefs.
Gaynell Cole5 Stars Out Of 5August 21, 2008Gaynell ColeThis book was better than the first,and I thought they were good...Hope to read more books by this author.
Melba Root5 Stars Out Of 5June 2, 2008Melba RootI thought the book was very good. I felt like I was living in Aurora. Emma was a very strong woman of faith.
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