Kirkpatrick, Jane. A Light In The Wilderness. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell. 2014.
Though clutching the papers which proves she is free, Letitia learns that freedom may be hard to prove. While traveling the arduous Oregon Trail, Letitia becomes united with Nancy, a woman hesitant to make the journey yet willing to follow her husband, and Betsy, a Kalapuya Indian grandmother. Different women sharing a common pilgrimage…
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Though not a huge history fan, I must admit I was captivated by this book. Based on a true story, I found myself deeply involved in the lives of the three women and all they were forced to endure. It actually made me pause to consider the same trials women must brave regardless of the time period. Not a light read, the story draws you in completely and almost makes time stand still. As an accomplished author and recipient of several prestigious awards, Jane Kirkpatrick will remain on my bookshelf as a favored author. Now if perhaps she taught history, even I might have a change of heart concerning the subject!
5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of A Light In The Wilderness from Revell Publishing for my honest review*