Jane is inter-nationally recognized for her lively presentations and well-researched stories that encourage and inspire. Her works have appeared in more than 50 publications including Decision, Private Pilot and Daily Guideposts. Jane is the author of 20 books including 17 historical novels. Many of her titles are based on the lives of real people or incidents set authentically in the American West. Her first novel, A Sweetness to the Soul, won the coveted Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center. Her works have been finalists for the Christy, Spur, Oregon Book Award, WILLA Literary Award and Reader’s Choice awards. Several of her titles have been Book of the Month and Literary Guild selections.
A Tendering in the Storm won the 2007 WILLA Literary Award for Best Original Paperback and A Flickering Light, a story based on her grandmother’s life as a turn of the century photographer, was named to LibraryJournal’s Best Books of 2009.
“You were all we hoped for and more! Fun, warm, invitational to our women and their guests. Thank you for making our retreat one of the best we’ve ever had!” Gateway Presbyterian Church
Recently, I discovered new author Meg Moseley and her book When Sparrows Fall. I just conducted an interview with her that I hope you find interesting... click here.
Yearning to fulfill her God-given purpose, Dorothea finds she has a gift for teaching and writing. It’s an unexpected visit to a prison housing the mentally ill that ignites an unending fire in Dorothea’s heart—and sets her on a journey that will take her across the nation, into the halls of the Capitol, befriending presidents and lawmakers, always fighting to relieve the suffering of what Scripture deems, the least of these.
In bringing nineteenth-century, historical reformer Dorothea Dix to life, author Jane Kirkpatrick combines historical accuracy with the gripping narrative of a woman who recognized suffering when others turned away, and the call she heeded to change the world.
Where Lilacs Still Bloom:
"Rarely does a book inspire me as much as this one has. To learn about what this one woman and her family did in their lifetime makes me want to try harder in my own life. I could never do what she did with flowers, but I can hope to live in such a way that my passion for God, my love for my family, and my hope for a beautiful garden will be remembered. I highly recommend reading this book!" - Sandi Smith, blogger
Find out more about the opening of the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens - the subject of Where Lilacs Still Bloom - at www.lilacgardens.com.
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"A Mother's Cry” is my novella included in Midwife's Legacy collection of four authors' writing. NEW this summer, it's the first in a series of four novellas that take you from my hometown of Mondovi, Wisconsin in the 1860s to beautiful Portland, Oregon in 2012. In between you'll be on the Oregon Trail and at the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1905. All the stories are stitched by midwives with a romantic twist. Enjoy! Stop by my blog and Romancing America's blog to read more about the stories, authors and midwives!
The Daughter's Walk
"Jane Kirkpatrick is a wonderful writer who creates a story full of strong, admirable characters with human flaws. Clara and Helga come to life with dimension and depth pulling us into their world. I walked across the country with them, experienced their triumph and disappointment, and faced the shattered, angry family when they returned. Jane has given readers a wonderful story of a family schism that comes full circle to love and grace and the importance of family, especially when one has been an outcast. I highly recommend The Daughter’s Walk!" Francine Rivers, New York Times Bestselling Author.
Jane Kirkpatrick discusses the
-- The Daughter's Walk --
in this 2 minute video.
"As I read I fell in love with these two women. I hurt for them, giggled at them, and found myself routing [sic] for their success. After Helga and Clara arrived home I was surprised at the direction the book took, and I was both proud and disheartened at how they both decided to make their way–most specifically, how they handled the repercussions of their journey together."Heather L. Saunders
Also Available! Book 2 in the Portraits of the Heart Series
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"... beautifully portrays the lives and times of her grandparents. Not only does she have a way with words that paint a living picture, her characters are bigger than life while being completely genuine." Faithfulreader.com
If your book group is reading one of Jane’s books, she thanks you. Depending on her schedule, she can often “visit” with your group by speaker phone. She’s attended book groups from the USA to Belgium that way. Just click on “Contact” in the menu and use the feedback/comments form to let her know the date and time of your group and she’ll get back with you.