All Together in One Place

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Crown Publishing Group, Dec 24, 2008 - Fiction - 416 pages
4 Reviews
Based on an actual 1852 Oregon Trail incident, All Together in One Place, Book One in the Kinship and Courage series, speaks to the strength in every woman and celebrates the promise of hope that unfailingly blooms amidst tragedy and challenge.

Their lives would be tempered by adversity, expanded by faith, polished by perseverance.

For Madison "Mazy" Bacon, a young wife living in southern Wisconsin, the future appears every bit as promising as it is reassuringly predictable. A loving marriage, a well-organized home, the pleasure of planting an early spring garden--these are the carefully-tended dreams that sustain her heart and nourish her soul.

But when her husband of two years sells the homestead and informs her that they are heading west, Mazy's life is ripped down the middle like a poorly mended sheet forgotten in a midwestern storm. Her love is tried, her boundaries stretched, and the fabric of her faith tested. At the same time, she and eleven extraordinary women are pulled toward an uncertain destiny--one that binds them together through reluctance and longing and into acceptance and renewal.
 

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User Review  - Phyllis - Christianbook.com

I usually enjoy historic fiction but this book was very slow and too many characters. I did not like it would talk about one character and then change to another without much explaining what was happening. Also to much left unfinished. Sorry it was very disappointing read. Read full review

User Review  - Elizabeth largen - Christianbook.com

I really enjoyed this one. So many hardships yet these people are forced to rely on one another in order to make it to there destination. So great!! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
20
Section 4
56
Section 5
72
Section 6
90
Section 7
107
Section 8
125
Section 12
197
Section 13
216
Section 14
232
Section 15
285
Section 16
304
Section 17
343
Section 18
363
Section 19
380

Section 9
146
Section 10
162
Section 11
184
Section 20
400
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About the author (2008)

Jane Kirkpatrick is the award-winning author of several nonfiction books and four novels, including A Sweetness to the Soul, and numerous articles and essays. A speaker and retreat leader, Jane also works as a mental-health consultant on an Indian reservation. She and her husband, Jerry, reside in Oregon.

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