Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Road We Traveled

GIVEAWAY

KIRKPATRICK, JANE
THE ROAD WE TRAVELED

Tabitha Brown refuses to be left behind in Missouri when her son makes the decision to strike out for Oregon -- even if she has to hire her own wagon to join the party. After all, family ties are stronger than fear.

Along with her reluctant daughter and her ever-hopeful granddaughter, the intrepid Tabitha has her misgivings. The trials they face along the way will severely test her faith, courage, and ability to hope. With her family`s survival on the line, she must make the ultimate sacrifice, plunging deeper into the wilderness to seek aid. What she couldn`t know was how this frightening journey would impact how she understood her own life -- and the greater part she had to play in history.

My Review:

Jane Kirkpatrick writes fictional biography that draws on the real lives of courageous pioneer women. This time she takes us along the Oregon Trail with Tabitha Brown. The author`s detailed notes at the end of the book bear witness to the impeccable research that went into writing Tabitha`s story. It`s a raw and honest account of the woman who became known as "the mother of Oregon".

I am awestruck by Tabitha`s grit and determination. Headstrong, iron-willed. Faith-filled. And a heart for service. All qualities that held her in good stead on the arduous journey west. And amazingly she began that grand adventure at the age of sixty-six, a grandmother with a disability no less. But this is also a multi-generational tale -- three women, grandmother, daughter and granddaughter, facing the greatest adventure of their lives together.

A captivating read that has given me a renewed appreciation for our pioneer forefathers (and mothers!) I also feel encouraged to look at my own life journey in  a new light. I might not have to trek across the country in a covered wagon, but there are challenges and hardships that I could do well to approach with the kind of pioneer spirit that Tabby had.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  The Road We Traveled please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 23 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

57 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

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  2. Love Jane's books. Thanks. teshaw(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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    1. She's certainly made a name for herself when it comes to fictional biographies. Good luck, Tammie.

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  3. I actually don't know if I have ever read one of her books before! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Well, here's the chance. Good luck, Susan.

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    2. I hope you are the winner and discover Tabby for yourself! Thank you Kav!

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  4. You always pick good ones. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Thank you for the chance to win! :)

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    1. You're welcome, Melody. Good luck.

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  6. I've always thought the pioneers had to have amazing faith and courage to set on going West! I always reading books like this.
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    1. Their courage boggles my mind...and the women! Mercy, they run rings around the men. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  7. Great book blurb!
    karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. This is on my TBR list. TY
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  9. I'd like to enter, thanks
    marcus802001(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're entered, Mark. Good luck.

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  10. I love the cover on this book. Is this a stand-alone book? I see Jane has come out with one or two before this one and was wondering if they are connected. I have A Light in the Wilderness but have not read it yet.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. It's definitely standalone though there are some surprise appearances of previous heroines. Good luck, Karen.

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  11. This book just got added to my TBR list...it sounds like quite the adventure! I love reading about the courageous men and women who took the Oregon Trail. Thank you, Kav.
    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Better reading about them than actually being one, I think. LOL Good luck, Diane.

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  12. Sounds very interesting and well researched - have only read one other of her books. On a personal note we are planning a trip for next Spring which will also take us by Chimney Rock Historical Site on the Oregon Trail. Thanks! dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. Oh, that will be a fantastic trip! Good luck, CC.

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  13. I'm a huge fan of Jane Kirkpatrick's books so really want to read This Road We Traveled. Her books usually always make me do my own research to find out more about the real people she writes about. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. I love it when a writer inspires me to do my own research. Good luck, Pam.

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  14. This one is on my wish list!
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  15. I've enjoyed my share of Jane's novels and loved them. She sure knows how to write historical!
    And, I just saw the other day that my library has a copy of this on their new release shelf!!! So even if I don't win, I can still read this :-)

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    1. Gotta love a well stocked library! Good luck, Trixi.

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  16. I love reading about the pioneers who I think were much braver than most of us today. I can't even imagine all of the hardships they faced, not only while traveling across the country, but even after settling down and building their homes. Thanks for this review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. I totally agree. We may come from pioneer stock but we sure love our creature comforts now, don't we? Indoor plumbing being high on my list! LOL Good luck, Donna.

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  17. Count me in, Kav! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. You're counted, Cheryl. Good luck.

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to read this one.

    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

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    1. You're welcome, Mindy. Good luck.

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  19. Before reading your review I hadn't even realized the book was based on an actual historical figure! :O
    Now that makes the book even more interesting! :D

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes -- Jane Kirkpatrick picks rather obscure historical figures and recreates their life through fiction. Pioneer women who made a difference but haven't been nationally recognized. I can't imagine how long it takes her to do the research! Good luck, Samantha.

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  20. "The Road We Traveled" sounds like a great account of traveling the Oregon trail. Looking forward to reading.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. The Road We Traveled; A wonderful book...I'd love to win a copy so I could give it to my sister in law for Christmas. I have my copy and I've read it~another wonderful book from Jane.

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  22. I would love to enter the giveaway. My email address is kirstenrinehart(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Love Jane Kirkpatrick books! Onorman (at) Wilkes (dot) net

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  24. Did I miss out on the chance to win the book. I love her stories.
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  25. Thanks for the chance. She is a very gifted author.
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  26. This sounds like one of Jane's best - would love to read it! Thank you for the chance to win!
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  27. LOVE Jane Kirkpatrick's books! Here's hoping I win! Courtney Everard - clcpenguinAThotmailDOTcom

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  28. would love to win. angelachesnut246(AT)Gmail(DOT)com

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  29. I love Jane Kirkpatrick's books - She brings history to life! Susan dot Stitch at sbcglobal.net

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  30. I used to think I would have loved to have been a pioneer! The adventures would have been awesome, but the hardships must have been grueling! Thanks for sharing a chance to win a copy! rw620 AT aol DOT com

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  31. I've read everything Jane has written. The best!
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  32. Would love to read this book. Ocassionally my husband and I pass through OR during our vacation. I love reading books about the OR trail.

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  34. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I'm trying to obtain every book ever written by Jane! Unity9704 AT yahoo DOT com

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  35. I haven't met a Jane Kirkpatrick book I haven't loved! Thank you for giving one away...DebbyLehr AT yahoo DOT com

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