Tuesday, November 21, 2017

All She Left Behind

GIVEAWAY
KIRKPATRICK, JANE
ALL SHE LEFT BEHIND

Already well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s is an unforgiving place -- especially for a single mother. To support herself and her young son, Jennie finds work caring for an older woman. When her patient dies, Jennie discovers that her heart has become entangled with the woman's widowed husband, a many many years her senior. Their unlikely romance may lead her to her ultimate goal -- but the road forward is uncertain.

New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick invites you to leave behind your preconceived notions about love and life as you, along with Jennie, discover that dreams may be deferred -- but they never really die. Based on a true story.

My Review:

Jane Kirkpatrick finds the most interesting true-life heroines to highlight in her fictional biographies. Lesser known women who have lived exemplary lives. Women who define the pioneering spirit. Women like Jennie Pickett.

I'm astounded at everything she went through and what she accomplished despite so many hardships. An intelligent woman with a learning disability that made reading difficult who becomes a doctor? That's something to shout about in this day and age but in the late 1800s it's inconceivable. And Jennie's story is rife with emotional ups and downs though she remains steadfast in her faith.

Captivating, compelling and mind boggling. If you enjoy biographies of strong women who make a difference while overcoming insurmountable odds then this is definitely the book for you.

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

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of All She Left Behind, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you leave your email in a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 26 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

44 comments:

  1. I adore Jane Kirkpatrick and it's been far too long since I've read a novel by her. As soon as I knew this one was coming out, I had to read the blurb! Definitely should be on my reading list :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. She has really found her niche in the Christian fiction market. And she finds such intriguing little known heroines to write about. Makes you wonder about all the untold stories out there. Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. Sounds like a great book. Thank you for reviewing this one Kav. I would love to read it.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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

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  3. Oh Kav, this sounds like one not to be missed. Thank you for your great review! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  4. WHOA! KAV, thank you for the fabulous review. This one sounds incredible. Thank you for the chance. psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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    1. It's a fascinating story, Caryl. Makes you think about the kind of courage our pioneer sisters had to have. Good luck!

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  5. Thank you for your review. It sure makes ALL SHE LEFT BEHIND sound like a very interesting book to read. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. I find real life history so interesting to read about -- especially from a woman's perspective. Good luck, Kay.

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  6. Sounds like an amazing book!
    Thank you for the chance to win.

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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    1. It's fascinating. Good luck, Melody.

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  7. I am a big fan of Jane Kirkpatrick. I love her books and the lyrical way she writes. She makes history so interesting to read. I've not yet read All She Left Behind so please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. I wish her books had been required reading in my high school history classes! Good luck, Pam.

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  8. This is on my wish list. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. Adding this one to my tbr stack. Thanks for your review and giveaway.
    d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  10. I always enjoy reading books based on true stories!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I'm mostly a fiction reader as you know but from time to time I enjoy something like this. Good luck, Lucy.

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  11. Now this sounds really interesting. Especially being based on a true story. How Neat. Thanks
    iamabho ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. And not loosely based, either. This is the real deal. Good luck, Linda.

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  12. Love these type stories too. Haven’t read a book by Jane in a while and this one sounds like a good one to start with again. becci43atgmaildotcom

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    1. I didn't realize how many books she has written! Good luck, Becky.

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  13. We have all of Jane's books in the church library except for this one. Thanks for giving me a chance to win it.
    Janet E.
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    1. Have to keep that collection up to date! Good luck, Janet.

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  14. Sounds like a great book, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  15. Sounds wonderful. Love to win this. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  16. I've read one or two of her books, but nothing recently. So interesting that she bases her books on real people

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. And obscure real people from history. Loved to see how she does her research. Good luck, Patty.

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  17. I love this time period and I especially enjoy books like this one and authors like Jane who educate and entertain at the same time. I can't wait to dive into this book. Thanks, Kav, for another fabulous review.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. It really makes you appreciate our history, doesn't it? I so would have failed at being a pioneer. LOL Good luck, Diane.

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  18. I love this authoress.

    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're counted, Janka. Good luck!

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  19. I'm in, Kav! Thanks! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  20. I have only read one of her books, The Memory Weaver, and I found the history and detail fascinating. This appears to add an extra layer of interest/knowledge with the main character's background as a healer. Thank you for the review and opportunity to participate. dobeworld at sbcglobal dot net

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    1. Yes, the doctoring aspect is so interesting. Especially from a woman's perspective. Good luck, CC.

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