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A Tendering in the Stormby Jane Kirkpatrick
Synopses & Reviews
Emma Giesy, a strong-willed German-American, believes her young family will thrive in the light of their newfound freedom, after she and her husband branch off from their close-knit and repressive religious community in the spring of 1856.
A Story of Tender Truths
About a Woman’s Desperate Efforts
to Shelter Her Family
Determined to raise her children on her own terms, Emma suddenly finds herself alone and pregnant with her third child, struggling to keep her family secure in the remote coastal forest of the Washington Territory. With loss and disappointment as her fuel, she kindles a fire that soon threatens to consume her, making a series of poor choices that take her into dangerous relationships.
As clouds of despair close in, she must decide whether to continue in her own waning strength or to humble herself and accept help from the very people she once so eagerly left behind.
Based on a True Story
Rich with historical details and vivid characters, A Tendering in the Storm poignantly gives voice to a mother’s fears for her family and a woman’s search for her truest self.
Strong-willed Emma Giesy and her husband leave a close-knit German religious community of the 1850s to work and live independently in the remote coastal forest of the Washington Territory, but when Emma suddenly finds herself alone and pregnant with her third child, her poor choices leave her wondering if an angry God has abandoned her to the consequences of her willfulness. Original.
About the Author
Jane Kirkpatrick is the award-winning, best-selling author of two non-fiction books and eleven novels, including All Together In One Place of the acclaimed Kinship and Courage series. Jane is a winner of the coveted Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center and National Cowboy Hall of Fame. A licensed clinical social worker as well as an inspirational retreat leader and speaker, she lives with her husband on 160 acres in Eastern Oregon.
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