Thursday, April 24, 2008

Book Tour & Giveaway

"A Mending at the Edge" is the third installment in beloved historical author Jane Kirkpatrick's Change and Cherish series. Based on the real life historical character of German-American Emma Wagner Giesy, the only woman sent to the Oregon Territory in the 1850's, this book finishes Emma's story.

Through the author's thorough research, Emma's story of living in a communal religious society is brought to life as she struggles with her independant streak while striving to serve her communty and take care of her family.

From the back of the book: "...the story of one woman's restoration from personal grief to the meaning of community. 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?"

I have two copies of this wonderful book to give away. If you would like to win leave me a comment and I'll enter you and use the random number generator to pick two winners on Saturday morning, April 24th. As always, one comment per person and please make sure I have a way to get a hold of you. That means leaving an email or linking to one. You don't have to have a blog to win, but if I can't reach you, you can't recieve the book, right? U.S.A or Canadian addresses only please.

For your information, here is a summary about each book in the series.

A Clearing in the Wild
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.

A Tendering in the Storm
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 Mending at the Edge
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.


Tammy said...

This sounds great, Susanne! I love the Oregon history aspect...please enter my name! Thanks! :D

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Sounds like a good book, she's a new to me author. I just looked online and my local library has the first two available, albeit in Large Print. I'd love to be entered for the book giveaway :)

Barb said...

Good grief. Where did my comment go? It said it was a "duplicate action" so if two comments show up, you'll want to delete one. Sorry.

Anyway, this author has been on my wish list forever - I'd love a chance to win this book and of course, if I win, I'll be hunting down the first two since, you know, I'd have to read them in order. LOL

Thanks, Susanne.

SJ said...

Sounds very interesting! Please enter me also.


gail@more than a song said...

I've not read anything by this author but have heard of her, I'm always up for a book!

Thought I'd already left one comment so I hope 2 don't show up...I think blogger is having some problems with comments that I've encountered today so you might have missed some other comments as well.

stampedwithgrace said...

soudns like a great book, please enter me, thanks!

Lesha said...

Sounds like a great book. :)

Cyndee@Riezzee's Place said...

I always love your book choices. This one looks good also. Put me in the magical hat.

Julia said...

Sounds like a great book. Please enter me in the draw.

MoziEsm├ę said...

I know it's too late to enter, but this looks like great reading!