A Sweetness to the Soul

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Crown Publishing Group, Nov 18, 2009 - Fiction - 432 pages
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Based on historical characters and events, A Sweetness to the Soul recounts the captivating story of young, spirited Oregon pioneer Jane Herbert who at the age of twelve faces a tragedy that begins a life-long search for forgiveness and love. In the years that follow, young Jane finds herself involved in an unusual and touching romance with a dreamer sixteen years her senior, struggles to make peace with an emotionally distant mother, and fights to build a family of her own. Filled with heart-warming insight and glimpses of real-life pain, A Sweetness to the Soul paints a brilliant picture of love that conquers all obstacles and offers a powerful testimony to the miracle of God's healing power.


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User Review  - peanuts5 - LibraryThing

An interesting book of the mid 1800's of life in the Oregon territory by the Columbia River and the Deschutes. I found it difficult to connect with the characters, but found the story well told. I liked learning about life in the west during and after the civil war. Read full review

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User Review  - Suzieqkc - LibraryThing

I listened to this book and really enjoyed it. The story is based on real people and events in the settlement of Oregon. I like the fact that author Jane Kirpatrick does indepth research for each of her historical novels. This one is exceptional. Read full review

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Contents

PART I
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
FLUFFY MAN
SISTERS
PANAMA LOSS
SHYSTERS AND SHENANIGANS
TEACHING
DREADS
BEGINNINGS
REPUTATIONS
AFTER THE STORM
TRANSITIONS
CLEANSING
FAMILY MATTERS
TO TRUST IN THE PLAN
THE FALLS

A PLACE OF BELONGING
ON THE WINGS OF AN EAGLE
A SEARCH OF THE HEART
CONNECTIONS
THE PORCUPINE DANCE
SECOND CHANCES
UNEXPECTED
THE PLANS OF MEN
JOINING
CELEBRATION
A FUTURE AND A HOPE
THE GIFT HIDE OF MY HEART
PART II
UNPREDICTABLE
BRIDGES
SPIRITS
BEGINNINGS AND ENDS
UNFOLDING
PASSIONS
THE DANCE
EPILOGUE
AUTHORS NOTE
READERS GUIDE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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About the author (2009)

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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