One Glorious Ambition:
The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix. An unexpected visit to a prison housing the mentally ill in the mid 1800s ignites an unending fire in Dorothea Dix’s heart- to find her God-given purpose. She begins a journey that will take her across the nation, into the halls of the Capitol, befriending presidents and lawmakers, always fighting to relieve the suffering of what Scripture deems, the least of these.
Where Lilacs Still Bloom:
Carol Award Winner 2013 Best Historical Christian Fiction.
One woman, an impossible dream, and the faith it took to see it through. German immigrant and farm wife Hulda Klager possesses only an eighth-grade education-and a burning desire to create something beautiful. What begins as a hobby to create an easy-peeling apple for her pies becomes Hulda’s driving purpose: a time-consuming interest in plant hybridization that puts her at odds with family and community, as she challenges the early twentieth-century expectations for a simple housewife. Through the years, seasonal floods continually threaten to erase herWoodland,Washington garden and a series of family tragedies cause even Hulda to question her focus. In a time of practicality, can one person’s simple gifts of beauty make a difference?
The Daughter’s Walk:
In 1896, Helga Estby and her daughter Clara walked from WashingtonStatetoNew York City, a distance of 4,000 miles, in seven months in the hope of raising $10,000 to save their farm from foreclosure. But that journey is only the beginning of their story, as the tragedies that follow their accomplishments and what they learn upon returning home are enough to separate Clara from her family for decades. Estranged and alone, it will take the power of faith and forgiveness for Clara to accept healing and to walk into a present joy and a hopeful future. (WinnerUSABestBooks.com general fiction, 2011).
Jane Kirkpatrick is the New York Times bestselling author of 26 titles including 20 novels most based on the lives of historical women. “Kirkpatrick’s books enfold the reader: they whisper ‘let me tell you about a woman who…’they find a secret place in each of us and bring it gently to the surface.” Statesman Journal