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by Jane Kirkpatrick

Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Jane Kirkpatrick
ISBN: 1578567343
ISBN13: 978-1578567348
Language: English
Publisher: WaterBrook; Later Printing edition (April 18, 2006)
Pages: 384
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Jane Kirkpatrick again proves herself to be one of the finest writers working in historical fiction today. A Land of Sheltered Promise. Change and Cherish Historical Series. A Clearing in the Wild.

Jane Kirkpatrick again proves herself to be one of the finest writers working in historical fiction today. Beautifully and thoughtfully written as always, this novel will capture your attention, your imagination, and your heart. B. J. HOFF, author of the Mountain Song Legacy and An Emerald Ballad. A Tendering in the Storm. Tender Ties Historical Series.

A Clearing in the Wild is the first of three novels in Jane Kirkpatrick's Change and Cherish series

A Clearing in the Wild is the first of three novels in Jane Kirkpatrick's Change and Cherish series. Based on true events and characters in the 1850's Oregon Trail history, this novel introduces young Emma Wagner and her husband, Christian Giesy, members of a German communal colony in Bethel, Missouri. Kirkpatrick also has a gift for describing the beautiful landscapes on the journey from Missouri to the Washington Territory. While the narrative can move slowly at times, it is an enjoyable read overall and I recommend it to those who enjoy character-driven drama. The series continues with A Tendering in the Storm and A Mending at the Edge.

A Clearing in the Wild is Jane Kirkpatrick at her finest. Change and cherish series ; bk. 1). 1. Women pioneers-Fiction. The story is quickly paced and engaging from the first to the last. Jane clearly knows her terrain, and by the time I finished A Clearing in the Wild, I felt I had lived through a damp winter or two myself in the rich but challenging country of the Willapa Bay of Washington State. LINDA CREW, author of Brides of Eden: A True Story Imagined and A Heart for Any Fate: Westward to Oregon: 1845.

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The first book in the Change and Cherish trilogy from the CBA bestseller and WILLA Literary Award Winner, Jane Kirkpatrick

The first book in the Change and Cherish trilogy from the CBA bestseller and WILLA Literary Award Winner, Jane Kirkpatrick. Young Emma Wagner chafes at the constraints of Bethel colony, an 1850s religious community in Missouri that is determined to remain untainted by the concerns of the world. A passionate and independent thinker, she resents the limitations placed on women, who are expected to serve in quiet submission

A Clearing in the Wild is the first of three novels in Jane Kirkpatrick's Change and Cherish series.

A Clearing in the Wild is the first of three novels in Jane Kirkpatrick's Change and Cherish series. Willful and outspoken Emma continually chafes at the constraints placed on women in the Bethelite community, even questioning the decisions and motives of their beloved leader, Wilhelm Keil. A passionate and independent thinker, she resents the limitations placed on women, who are expected to serve in quiet submission

A Clearing in the Wild (Change and Cherish Series, Book Audiobook Download. This story is full of hope and promise. I have enjoyed several of Jane Kirkpatrick's novel, both for their historical content and for the strong female characters

A Clearing in the Wild (Change and Cherish Series, Book Audiobook Download. A Clearing in the Wild (Change and Cherish Series, Book Book 1. Series. Change and Cherish Series. I have enjoyed several of Jane Kirkpatrick's novel, both for their historical content and for the strong female characters. While I liked the narrator's voice, her mispronunciation of many words was incredibly distracting. Chastened and chignon were mangled as were so many of the place names. I'm from the Pacific Northwest and know how these are supposed to be verbalized, as will any of your other Northwest listeners.

Jane Kirkpatrick artfully weaves this story for us, rather like Emma and the women of Oregon’s Aurora Colony weave . Books by Jane Kirkpatrick. 2007 WILLA Literary Award, Finalist, Best Historical Novel).

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.

The first book in the Change and Cherish trilogy from the CBA bestseller and WILLA Literary Award Winner, Jane Kirkpatrick.Young Emma Wagner chafes at the constraints of Bethel colony, an 1850s religious community in Missouri that is determined to remain untainted by the concerns of the world. A passionate and independent thinker, she resents the limitations placed on women, who are expected to serve in quiet submission. In a community where dissent of any form is discouraged, Emma finds it difficult to rein in her tongue--and often doesn’t even try to do so, fueling the animosity between her and the colony’s charismatic and increasingly autocratic leader, Wilhelm Keil. Eventually Emma and her husband, Christian, are sent along with eight other men to scout out a new location in the northwest where the Bethelites can prepare to await “the last days.” Christian believes they’ve found the ideal situation in Washington territory, but when Keil arrives with the rest of the community, he rejects Christian’s choice in favor of moving to Oregon. Emma pushes her husband to take this opportunity to break away from the group, but her longed-for influence brings unexpected consequences. As she seeks a refuge for her wounded faith, she learns that her passionate nature can be her greatest strength--if she can harness it effectively.
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Reemiel
A Clearing in the Wild is the first of three novels in Jane Kirkpatrick's Change and Cherish series. Based on true events and characters in the 1850's Oregon Trail history, this novel introduces young Emma Wagner and her husband, Christian Giesy, members of a German communal colony in Bethel, Missouri.

Willful and outspoken Emma continually chafes at the constraints placed on women in the Bethelite community, even questioning the decisions and motives of their beloved leader, Wilhelm Keil. Frustrated because he sends her husband on missions during much of the early years of their marriage, she convinces Father Keil to send her with Christian and nine other men on a scouting trip to the Northwest Territory. But as she escapes the confines of Bethel, she unexpectedly discovers a yearning for the warmth and caring of community.

This well-researched novel is based on true events surrounding the Bethel community and their search for a new location in their effort to escape the approaching war and laws that would restrict their community's freedom. Weaving fiction with fact, Kirkpatrick gives an interesting narrative that delves into some interesting themes. "Kirkpatrick opens up to the reader endless questions about gender roles, the values and pitfalls of community, the dangers of power and problems of blind allegiances . . ." (FaithfulReader.com).

The communal constraints and attitude toward the role of women is vividly pictured in these two quotes: "In our colony, listening was a valued skill, at least for women" . . . "While women served, our voices were rarely heard except in music. Did not our Lord wash the feet of His disciples? Did not our Lord comfort those who grieved? Is that not what women do? And yet we are not invited into the halls of discussion, we are not asked to sit around the tables and talk with men making sense of a family's future. No, we are asked to influence through our fathers and our brothers and our sons, but never with them."

The characters of Emma, Christian, and Father Kiel are richly drawn. In Emma's eyes, Father Kiel was a flawed leader: "While I believed that our leader had God-inspired visions that led him to the faith and the way we practiced it in Bethel, I also thought his humanity clawed through sometimes, tearing up what God intended . . . "

Kirkpatrick also has a gift for describing the beautiful landscapes on the journey from Missouri to the Washington Territory. While the narrative can move slowly at times, it is an enjoyable read overall and I recommend it to those who enjoy character-driven drama. The series continues with A Tendering in the Storm and A Mending at the Edge.

For more information on Jane Kirkpatrick and her books, visit her website at [...]

This book was provided by WaterBrook Multnomah through the Blogging for Books program in exchange for my honest review.
santa
As always with Jane Kirkpatrick's books I loved it. I love looking into the past and seeing how people lived and what they must have been feeling. I especially loved Emma.

The one thing I did not love is how the Kindle Version of this book is riddled with typos. At first I thought they were intentional for pronunciation of how a German might say an English word. But then I realized that it's just typos. There will be words with / or % in the middle or other random symbols. There's places where words are split in half or crammed together with the next word with no space in between. Every single time the word I'd was written, it was written as Fd. Very strange and not at all typical of Jane Kirkpatrick's work. It was like they took the rough draft and crammed it into Kindle format. It was very irritating which is why I only gave it 4 stars. Aside from the typos in the Kindle version I absolutely loved this book.

Pros: Awesome book, awesome characters, true to facts, amazing writing as always.

Cons: Kindle version ridiculously riddled with typos as if it wasn't edited at all.

4/5 stars.
Gavinranadar
The story is excellent and you really like the characters (most of them, that is!). The other reviews cover the plot well. The only reason I did not give it five stars was because the Kindle edition was obviously scanned with an OCR and no one previewed it for errors. It seemed like every page had some typos. Things like "you'll" were written as "you 11" with ones instead of "L"s and "slaves" would be "slakes" and even "Keil" sometimes was presented a "Veil". Of course, "Vile" would have been an excellent name for him! By all means, enjoy the story but use your imagination for some of the words.
Ximathewi
great
Gardall
I admire Jane's work. In this book she almost, I said almost, makes me want to be there. I am not cut out to live like that. I love some of life's little luxury's. But do have to admire the people who went west way back then, doing without. Sometimes, even wondering where their next meal would come from. I am hating to put this book down at night. Want to get it finished so that I can get on to the next one.
Painbrand
one of the most boring and drawn out book I have read in a long time. I had to make myself continue reading this book to finish it.
Tar
This is the first of a series of three historical novels. I found it fascinating to learn about this German colony of people that moved from the Midwest to Washington state where they encountered many hardships. The main character, Emma, had an independent spirit and "spunk" to survive in this new and rugged country. This is interesting reading and I could hardly wait to read the next books in the series which took place in familiar areas of Washington and Oregon where I have lived for a number of years. Some of the historic sites can be visited today, bringing the stories alive.
I enjoyed the book very much.
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