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2016 WRMA

Inspirational Fiction
1st place: Memory Weaver by Jane Kirkpatrick (Revell Division, Baker Publishing) 

At the 13th annual Will Rogers Medallion Award Banquet hosted Saturday evening, October 29, in Ft. Worth, 36 authors and publishers were presented Will Rogers Medallion Awards Honoring Excellence in Western Media in 12 categories.  “Each year, the quality and level of excellence of the books being awarded goes up,” noted Charles Williams, Executive Director.  “It is a tribute both to the enduring appeal of the West, and to the high quality of publications being produced today.  We are especially proud of our publishers, who have maintained such high standards in a marketplace where they face competition from e-books and other electronic media.”



Jane Kirkpatrick's The Memory Weaver was named a 2016 finalist for the Western Writers of America Spur Award.


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starred review

Starred Review

Jane's latest book, This Road We Traveled, is a Publisher's Weekly Starred Review. "Kirkpatrick's vivid, rich prose will keep readers in awe and on the edges of their seats."

CBA Bestseller List - Jan. 2017

This Road We Traveled listed as #3 in historical fiction!

Carol Award Finalist - 2017 - Silver

Carol Silver

WILLA Finalist: Best Original Paperback - Fiction

WillRogersWill Rogers Medallion Award Winner2017 Inspirational Western Fiction - Silver Medal

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All She Left Behind is a story of over-coming: over-coming tragedy and poor choices, personal and family challenges and yet never losing hope. It's also a story of love, community and connection in the 1860s.  Jennie Lichtenthaler had a dream to become a physician when it was rare indeed for a woman to reach for such a goal. A natural healer with herbs and oils, she still wanted to learn new ways of caring for others even when she seemed to fail her own family at times. Will this young Oregon wife and mother achieve her dream? What will she have to leave behind if she does -- or if she doesn't. Based on a true story.
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Romantic Times Book Reviews has selected All She Left Behind as one of their Top Picks with a 4 ½ star rating. “The storyline is rich in historical details that enhance the overall plot without overtaking it. Kirkpatrick does her research on each of her books, and it shows.”


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