The Daughter’s Walk is the first book that I’ve ever read by the author Jane Kirk Patrick and it won’t be my last. This book would be categorized under the historical catagory and it does not disappoint. The author does an exceptionally well job in describing the era in which the main character Clara Estby resides in. I loved reading the tale of the character and deeply felt for her in the struggles and great joy when things were going in a blessed way in her journey.
This story I found to be a quick read because it was so hard to put down! The story itself, The Daughter’s Walk by Jane Kirkpatrick is about a mother, Helga Etsby and her nineteen year old daughter Clara. Who accept a wager from the fashion industry to walk from Spokane, Washington to New York City within seven months in order to save the family farm. And what journey it was! Can you imagine traveling 3,500 miles in the late 1800’s? In this story, you’ll be reminded of the importance of determination, family, forgiveness , and waiting on God. Overall, it’s a wonderfully epic story in my eyes. I would encourage everyone to give it a read. I’m very eager to pick up a few more books by this author!
Jane Kirkpatrick is the award-winning author of 17 novels and 3 non-fiction titles, including the 2010 WILLA Literary Award winner, A Flickering Light, and her latest, The Daughter’s Walk. A Mental Health professional, she brings her interest in healing and inspiring the human spirit into researching and writing about the lives of actual historical men and women. For twenty-six years, she and her husband Jerry ranched in a remote and rugged section of Eastern Oregon, where she discovered her own homesteading story. She has spoken internationally about the power of story in our lives and is a frequent retreat, conference, and keynote speaker. She and her husband now live with two dogs and a cat on their small acreage near Bend, Oregon. www.jkbooks.com
Thank you to Jane Kirkpatrick and WaterBrook Multnomah for a free copy in exchange for my honest review.