Something Worth Doing by Jane Kirkpatrick is a marvellous Christian historical novel. The tale is woven around the true life of Abigail Scott Duniway, a champion for women’s rights from the mid nineteenth century.
The book is absolutely fascinating, a real treasure trove. Abigail Scott Duniway was an amazing woman who not only fought for women’s rights but raised a family on the frontier too.
The reader witnesses the strength needed to be a female pioneer. Life was incredibly hard on the trail and it took real strength to keep on going daily.
Life dealt losses. Everyone works through loss differently. No one size fits all. You have to work through loss the best you can.
All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick is a marvellous Christian historical novel. It is an epic read that blends fact and fiction into a wonderful story.
Jane Kirkpatrick tells the story of a modern woman, a pioneer of her time who became a doctor. As well as researching into obstetrics. The reader ‘feels’ the passion of the leading lady to help those around her.
There is the difficult topic of alcoholism and drug dependency. It is heartbreaking to see the consequences of these taking hold. A terrible craving where everything else comes second to drugs and alcohol is terrible to witness.
The novel is peppered with tragedy. Life was precarious in the nineteenth century. Poor choices can spell disaster. Forgiveness ties in to this. “He had yet to forgive himself.” Often we are the hardest person to forgive.
This Road We Traveled by Jane Kirkpatrick is a Christian historical novel based on the life of pioneer Tabitha Moffat Brown. It is an epic read and one that I immersed myself in.
Set in the mid nineteenth century, Tabitha Moffat Brown’s adventures began when aged sixty six, she set off on the trail west. The novel explores the dangers she faced but she always trusted in God’s goodness and provision. “We will thrive on that cloud of faith… knowing that God is an unending source of hope, no matter the trial.” As she emptied herself of self and relied on God, so He provided. Tabitha Moffat Brown was indeed a strong woman of faith. She believed “God was in the world and in the small details of her life.” She knew a personal and an omnipotent God.