Thursday, July 9, 2009

Book Spotlight: A Gathering of Finches by Jane Kirkpatrick

Fiction lovers don’t need to budget to travel this summer with Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group’s eight full-length, historical novels by beloved Christian authors (WaterBrook, June 2, 2009). At the low cost of only $6.99, these well-read “get-aways” provide quality entertainment at a price that any reader can afford.

This week, Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group is featuring these eight books on various blogs, and I consider myself fortunate to feature two of these newly, re-released titles. The next book that I'll feature this week is A Gathering of Finches by Jane Kirkpatrick.

About the book:

Based on historical characters and events, A Gathering of Finches tells the story of a turn-of-the-century Oregon coastal couple and the consequences of their choices, as seen through the eyes of the wife, her sister, and her Indian maid. Along the way, the reader will discover reasons to trust that money and possessions can't buy happiness or forgiveness, nor permit us to escape the consequences of our choices. The story emphasizes the message that real meaning is found in the relationships we nurture and in living our lives in obedience to God.

My thoughts:

Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to get started on this one yet! Yikes! However, my appreciation for Jane Kirkpatrick's books has increased quite a bit lately. Earlier this year I read her entire Change and Cherish series, and was totally engrossed in each book. There's a great deal of research that goes into each one of her books since everything she writes is based on real events, and it just adds so much to each story. I vowed after reading All Together in One Place several years ago (which I didn't really like too much) that I wouldn't read Jane Kirkpatrick again, but I'm very glad that I've since given her another chance.

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