Thursday, September 11, 2014

"A Light In The Wilderness" By Jane Kirkpatrick review and giveaway


"A Light In The Wilderness" is the latest historical novel by the talented Jane Kirkpatrick.  In this novel we follow the adventures and friendships of three different woman, Letitia (a free slave), Nancy (a white woman), and Betsy (A Kalapuya Indian).  One thing I thoroughly enjoy about Mrs. Kirkpatrick's novels is she uses real people with their stories that existed in the time frames of her books and this one is not an exception.  What I really enjoyed in this book is she did not hide the parts of Oregon history that most don't know about. For example that when Oregon became a state if you were African American or mixed you were supposed to leave which does affect our lead story of Letitia and her child.  Also we also see the racism of people on the Oregon trail and even in Oregon itself. Or the fight for woman to have their name on land.  I don't want to giveaway anymore of this book.  I will admit though that it did take me a couple of chapters to get into this book but I still highly recommend this book or any of Jane Kirkpatrick's.

I was given this book by Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group and was not required to give a positive review.

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