Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Change and Cherish series by Jane Kirkpatrick + Giveaway

I usually think that I don't like historical fiction, but it's not true. I do, I just am a bit picky about it. I really enjoy the kind of historical fiction in this book, imagining the story behind the facts..in other words, based on a true story.

I am still in the first book, but I am loving it. I am so completely fascinated by this whole facet of history that I didn't know about before. Additionally, Jane Kirkpatrick is a very gifted writer, her turn of phrase is gorgeous and her characters are so well drawn that I already have very strong feelings about them. I just can't wait to finish devouring this series!

Let me share the synopsis of each book with you. When I am finished reading, I definitely want to revisit some things in these books on the blog so we can have a good ole discussion. This is truly fascinating stuff.
Spirited young Emma Wagner chafes at the constraints of her 1850s religious community, which values conformity over independent thought, especially in women. Skeptical of the colony's growing emphasis on preparing for "the last days," Emma clashes with their increasingly autocratic leader—and faces the unexpected consequences of pursuing independence.




This lyrical novel, based on an historical figure of the 1800s, follows the spirited and intelligent Emma Giesy, who achieves her goal of separating her family from the repressive religious community in which she grew up. But unexpected and dire consequences leave her family—and her faith—struggling to survive.




This richly textured novel, the third in the acclaimed Change and Cherish series, follows the historical figure of Emma Wagner Giesy, who chafes under the restrictions of her 1860s religious colony. When her bid to belong in her unique way unravels her most precious relationships, she seeks new ways to stitch meaning into her life.


I have two copies of a Mending on the Edge to give away. This is open to those with a United States or Canadian mailing address. To enter, leave me a comment with your favorite period to read about in history. I'll close comments and pick a winner on Sunday. I have submitted this to Bloggy Giveaways Carnival.

52 comments:

misshoneybee said...

Seems like everyone's giving this book away. But I like the author, so I hope I win one of them. (I wouldn't even be opposed to winning more than one, so I could give one away or whatever.) :)
misshoney_bee(at)hotmail(dot)com

julie said...

I just love historical fiction!
3beez at bellsouth dot net

Angie said...

I love to read when I can find the time! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Rochirmil said...

Either early western or regency. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lalycairn said...

I'm not so sure I have a favorite period, although I like to read historical fiction set in the dark ages. But I love Jean Kirkpatrick. I've read just about everything she's written, including the first two books in the this series, but not the last one. So I'd love to win it!

Krississippi from Krississippi(.com) said...

I looooove historical fiction... no kidding!

Thank you for participating and offering such an awesome prize - I'd like to invite you to enter my bloggy giveaway, too. Happy giving and getting!

Carolynn W. said...

I love reading historical books set in the late 1800's. Thanks for the chance tow in this great series!

Lesha said...

1920s - 1940s :)

flmom said...

This sounds like it would be a great read!

Carol Van Rooy said...

I love to read about the pioneer era.

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Rebecca said...

love to read and always looking for a new author. thegoodmanfam at msn dot com
not sure if i have a fave period...i love a variety

Charmed said...

I've been seeing these books everywhere! I would love to win and see what this author is all about.

seven said...

I really like books from the olden days... but I really like modern books too. I'm not sure that I even have a favorite era. :S
But this book looks really good!

Sandra said...

I would love to check these books out....Thanks for the giveaway!

owatz(AT)telus(DOT)net

Trish said...

Thanks for having a giveaway. I recently read the Mark of the Lion trilogy by Francine Rivers - that was an interesting time period - 70AD or somewhere around there.
trishtheconqueror at hotmail dot com

Smilingsal said...

A Woman's Place by Lynn Austen is set during the 1940s, and is my favorite time. (Great book, too!)

michelle said...

I love a really good medieval story. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

Lesha said...

Sounds wonderful!

Kim said...

Oohh. So many to choose from. Colonial, WWII, 1800's, contemporary. It's all good!

Julie D said...

Sounds intriguing.

Marion said...

What a generous offer!!
I like reading about the late 1800's, also like modern day too..LOL

Thank you for the opportunity for this!

Marion

Tammy said...

My favorite period of history for reading is actually the middle ages. I really enjoy books that focus on that time period.

Nise' said...

I enjoy historical fiction of any era. I recently finished a long book about the civil war titled, "A House Divided".

Audra Marie said...

This sounds really good. :) I love to read a wide range from historical to contemporary.

Carole said...

My favorite historical settings are the American Western frontier, Plymouth colonies, and Regency England. Sorry, couldn't pick just one!

Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of Jane Kirkpatrick's book. She is a great writer.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

CanCan said...

I love historical fiction. This looks like a good series, I'll have to check into it.

windycindy said...

Hi! I think Jane Fitzpatrick is a great historical fiction writer. I can tell she researches her subject matter very well. This whole series sounds wonderful. Please enter me in your drawing for her book. I appreciate it.....Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

Hi! I think Jane Fitzpatrick is a great historical fiction writer. I can tell she researches her subject matter very well. This whole series sounds wonderful. Please enter me in your drawing for her book. I appreciate it.....Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

mom2boys said...

Reading is one of my favorite things to do in my spare time. I would love to win a copy. Thanks!

hottmomma_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amanda said...

not necessarily a period in time...but i really enjoy reading fiction that deals with the amish realm (beverly lewis, etc.). i also love historical christian fiction. and i surely would love this book too!

Tara said...

I would love to win this! Please enter me.
taradawnrobertson[at]hotmail[dot]com

nor_lou said...

book sounds wonderful

nor_lou said...

Sorry hit submit too soon, I love to read mysteries, classic and anything I can get my hands on :)

kraziblinkgurli said...

these look like really good books, ill def. have to check them out, thanks for the review! maybe ill win one hope so....

amber.marie.keefer@conus.army.mil

stampedwithgrace said...

I like to read about the 1800's and am so grateful for my air conditioner, microwave, car, etc :)

The Chatty Housewife- said...

Thank you for the giveaway, it's great! I would love to win. nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

I love to read historical fiction!

Audrey said...

I love to read about the Victorian Age but also about the future.

She Became a Butterfly said...

i love to read about the king henry viii era. i love phillipa gregory books!

she
pookielocks@yahoo.com

enter mine as well: http://www.taking-back-control.com
it's lonely over there.

I'm said...

It isn't that long ago in the grand scheme of things, but I love the 1920s.

http://nottryingforaboy.com

frugallm said...

the 1800s! Log Cabins and Prairie Towns!

bamabelle said...

I usually like either the Regency period or Western. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

zarache@aol.com

robin said...

I like to read about the mid-to-late 1800s. I also read a great trilogy from Jude Deveraux about the 1300's or so, they were great...

Jennifer Bogart said...

Thanks! Sounds very interesting. I haven't read much historical fiction, but I like Jane Austen :).

jennifer @ quiverfull family .com no spaces :)

susan1215 said...

1940's and on

Becky said...

My mother-in-law is always trying to get me to read historical fiction novels, and I have to say I haven't found one that sounds interesting to me. I'd like to give this series a try, based on your review.

I'm typically more of a sci-fi/fantasy reader, so you could say my favorite time period is either in the future or medieval times. ;)

Jinxy & Me said...

I love to read about the mid 18th century. Thanks for the giveaway!

Reeva said...

i havent read much HF but by the comments here it must be good

Great giveaway! I hope i'm the lucky winner! :)

Karin said...

The Civil War Years are interesting--

ihchicky said...

My favorite period to read about is WWII. I just find the stories so sad and touching.

Tamara said...

Those sound interesting - enter me please!

Thanks!
Tamara (AK)
mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

A glance at my world said...

Sounds like my kind of book!

Erica G said...

I like to read about the war time era books, mainly WWII.

egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

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