A Gathering of Finches

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Crown Publishing Group, May 4, 2011 - Fiction - 392 pages
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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.


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User Review  - bjane - Christianbook.com

I guess I'm in the minority, but I enjoyed this book and didn't think of it as being non-christian. It clearly showed there are consequences to our actions. Also, the more the main characters, Louis ... Read full review

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User Review  - CandyH - LibraryThing

This is the story of the life of Cassie Hendrick Stearns Simpson. The wonderfully written tale details the challenges, struggles and the victories of her accomplishments throughout her life. This story details much of the early history of Oregon also. I highly recommend this book. Read full review

Contents

LIST OF CHARACTERS
PROLOGUE
PART I
CHAPTER1
CHAPTER2
CHAPTER3
CHAPTER4
CHAPTER5
CHAPTER15
CHAPTER16
CHAPTER17
CHAPTER18
INTERLUDE
LOUIS
ANNIE
HARRY

CHAPTER6
CHAPTER7
CHAPTER8
CHAPTER9
CHAPTER10
CHAPTER11
CHAPTER12
CHAPTER13
CHAPTER14
KATE
PART II
CHAPTER19
CHAPTER20
CHAPTER21
EPILOGUE
LOTTIE
AUTHORS NOTE
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Jane Kirkpatrick is an Oregon author whose work includes the three novels Love to Water My Soul, A Sweetness to the Soul, and Homestead. A Sweetness to the Soul earned the author and publisher the Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center as the "Outstanding Western Novel of 1995." Her award-winning essays have appeared in over fifty magazines and newspapers across the country. She is a clinical social worker, speaker, and teacher. Jane and her husband, Jerry, live on a remote ranch in Eastern Oregon. A Gathering of Finches is the third book in her compelling historical novel series.


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