Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A Mending at the Edge by Jane Kirkpatrick and Book Giveaway!

I'm giving away a brand new copy of A Mending at the Edge! Leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win. I'll pick a name and announce the winner on Tuesday, April 29. Good luck! Open to US addresses only.

“Of all the things I left in Willapa, hope is what I missed the most.”

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?

This richly textured novel, the third in the acclaimed Change and Cherish series, follows the historical figure of Emma Wagner Giesy, who chafes under the restrictions of her 1860s religious colony. When her bid to belong in her unique way unravels her most precious relationships, she seeks new ways to stitch meaning into her life.

The other books in the series:

A Tendering in the Storm, Book 2:

This lyrical novel, based on an historical figure of the 1800s, follows the spirited and intelligent Emma Giesy, who achieves her goal of separating her family from the repressive religious community in which she grew up.

But unexpected and dire consequences leave her family—and her faith—struggling to survive.

A Clearing in the Wild, Book 1:

Spirited young Emma Wagner chafes at the constraints of her 1850s religious community, which values conformity over independent thought, especially in women. Skeptical of the colony’s growing emphasis on preparing for “the last days,” Emma clashes with their increasingly autocratic leader—and faces the unexpected consequences of pursuing independence.

Jane Kirkpatrick is the best-selling author of two nonfiction books and fourteen historical novels, including the popular Kinship and Courage series. Her award-winning writing has appeared in more than fifty publications, including Sports Afield and Decision. She’s won the coveted Western Heritage Wrangler Award, an honor shared by such writers as Larry McMurtry and Barbara Kingsolver. Jane is a licensed clinical social worker as well as an internationally recognized speaker. She and her husband, Jerry, ranch 160 acres in eastern Oregon.


  1. I love series. Please enter my name into your drawing. Thank you!


  2. aliadam from FR10:08 AM

    I love historical fiction and think this sounds like a great book. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win it. aliadam from FR or reaganandromeo AT yahoo DOT com

  3. Happy Earth Day! Jane writes wonderful historical fiction! This series sounds like a good one. Please enter me in your drawing for her book. I appreciate it! Thanks,Cindi

  4. oh, that sounds like great reading, I can never get enough of these books, please enter me in your drawin
    Thank you

  5. Please consider me for this drawing.

  6. I really enjoy Jane Kirkpatrick's writing, and would love to win this book! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  7. Anonymous9:16 PM

    This book sound so good. Please include me in your drawing.
    debsbooks (fr)

  8. Enjoy historical fiction. Please include my name in the drawing. Thanks!


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