This book is going to be so good. I loved the first two in the series. Such a good writer. I don't know why this one wasn't as compelling reading for me as the first two. I have two theories.
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One, I could have used a breather between books two and three, maybe it was just too much pioneer reading at one stretch. My second theory is a tad more complicated. I'm wondering if the author in fact wrote one book and chopped it into three parts, leaving the third book with little plot. So much repe This book is going to be so good. So much repetition in the third book, just tying up loose ends, that it didn't seem to stand on its own. I don't know, maybe it's just me.
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Those are my thoughts anyway. The author is a fabulous storyteller, has a unique and enjoyable writing style.
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I love the way she uses words specific to a character, a word that only that person would use, to identify them. So much learning going on in every day living. And wonderfully clean.
All in all it is a good book. Jun 09, Betty rated it it was amazing. Read all 3 books in this series, however I enjoyed the first two more than this one. Rated it 5 stars because it brought an ending to the the series.
I really would have preferred Zane Randolphs' part in the story to end in the second book. He was such a maniacal jerk. Also found myself impatient with Tipton, Ruth, and Suzanne. I think those are the kinds of emotions an excellent writer, such as Jane Kirkpatrick, brings out in a reader. Jan 21, Mavis rated it it was ok. I enjoyed the first book in this series but found that from book 2 on, the preachiness was really annoying and ruined what could have been an informative and entertaining look at pioneer women of the s.
Jan 17, Ursula rated it it was amazing. This is a trilogy, written from the point of view of pioneering women. It's wonderfully well researched and the character developement is superb. Very enjoyable. Love Kirkpatricks writing. View 1 comment. May 26, Maninder Grewal rated it liked it.
Ruth had a dream to become an independent woman and build herself and her children a peaceful life but situations and events happened that shattered her dream and forced her to start over. The coast range mountains gave off cold. The moon cast barely a shadow from its pale opaque. The sensory detains describe the setting beautifully using the different senses of sound, sight, and touch.
She panted and turned onto her side. The reason the author may have used similes is to put attention on the level of ache a woman must go through in order to give birth but must undergo. Jul 18, Joneal Kirby rated it it was amazing. Master storyteller? Time will tell us that as history means the writing is behind the author.
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Jane Kirkpatrick will be one of those termed a master storyteller of historical fiction involved deeply with the telling of pioneering, intensely strong, passionate women. Nobody does it as well as Kirkpatrick. This book is the final in a trilogy that gave dimension to the women who forged on alone to Master storyteller? This book is the final in a trilogy that gave dimension to the women who forged on alone to establish western homes for their families leaving their husbands, brothers, and sons buried or behind.
Not by choice most of them, but no matter, they weren't deterred from seeing the new country and building a new land. Kirkpatrick makes them believable. And many of her characters are based on true lives. Her writing is believable because of this and the authenticity that she brings to the settings as well as her plot lines. Amazing stories from an author who knows of what she writes.
Nov 14, Michelle rated it it was amazing. What Once We Loved Jane Kirkpatrick Historical Contemporary Romance pages copyright: isbn: Ruth Martin had a dream: to become an independent woman and build a life in southern Oregon for herself and her children. But when a tragedy shatters Ruth's dream, she must start anew and try to heal her tender wounds. Mazy wrestles with her understanding of what faith and family really mean; Tipton discovers that ma What Once We Loved Jane Kirkpatrick Historical Contemporary Romance pages copyright: isbn: Ruth Martin had a dream: to become an independent woman and build a life in southern Oregon for herself and her children.
Together, the turnaround women travel to arenas of untested promise where they'll find a hope that sustains them and relationships they'll cherish all their days. Jan 25, Rosemary Cantrell rated it liked it. This is the 3rd book in this series. To be honest, I found myself getting a little bored with these characters. I know they were supposed to be coming to a new understanding of life and all, but a lot of it was a little contrived.
The first two books had a little more excitement and struggle. The struggles in this one just didn't catch my interest as much. There are plenty of lessons about living life and coming to terms with who a person is in his heart and how to let the right peopl This is the 3rd book in this series. There are plenty of lessons about living life and coming to terms with who a person is in his heart and how to let the right people in, about having faith and overcoming weaknesses, etc. It felt like the purpose of this book was to make sure all the morals were clearly displayed.
Overall, it was a good series, but I would like to have seen a stronger ending. Dec 23, Samantha rated it really liked it Shelves: books-read-in The women are all building their separate lives now; moving on from the past and looking forward to the future.
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But can they do it, even when tragedy strikes, dreams are shattered and life is so challenging? Together, these sisters find their hopes and dreams tested as they struggle to fine the love that will sustain them. I love historical fiction books like this- even though they're fiction, they are based on some fact and are very inspirational to me!
Feb 03, Ciara rated it liked it. I entered into this trilogy in the last book, I think. Generally I love books about pioneers, and this one had some horse-interest going on as well. However, the characters were really hard to keep straight, as there were a million of them. Also, it was pretty annoying to keep reading about how they were going to breed their mules.
The author used "mules" and "jacks" interchangeably, which is pretty wierd considering mules are sterile and can't be bred. The character confusion may have been clea I entered into this trilogy in the last book, I think. The character confusion may have been cleared up if I had bothered to start the series with the first book but that's not the way I roll. Actually, I picked it up at Salvation Army, so what do you expect? Sep 06, Tricia rated it really liked it. This was an inspiring story and exciting finish to the trilogy by Jane Kirkpatrick, of the women who survived the journey on the Oregon trail.