A remarkable story of God’s constancy and provision for all lovers of history, romance and faith…
Based on historical characters and events, Love to Water My Soul recounts the dramatic story of an abandoned white child rescued by Indians. Among Oregon’s Paiute people, Shell Flower seeks love and a pace of belonging…only to be cast away from her home.
In the years that follow, she faces a new life in the world of the white man–a life filled with both attachment and loss–yet finds that God faithfully unites her with a love that fills all longing in this heartwarming sequel to Jane Kirkpatrick’s award-winner, A Sweetness to the Soul.
- Guideposts Condensed Books, 1998
“…Rich with sensory imagery, well-developed characters, and peppered with native words, the novel brings alive the traditional and transitional lives of the native people of Oregon in the late nineteenth century. The details about the flora, fauna, and tribal traditions bear evidence of meticulous research….” —Christian Library Journal
“This is a book that is impossible to put down….Kirkpatrick’s prose is chiseled in graphic wrenching images that drive one into the story and engage one’s senses….It is this flowing miracle of love which, in the words of the old Puritan prayer, watered the lost child’s soul…Kirkpatrick has written another fine western novel.” —Persimmon Hill Magazine, a Publication of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center
“Like a tumbleweed blown by a desert wind, this book carries the reader along. The wide space of Oregon history and the inner space of personal growth fill the pages of this treasure of a book. It is about the individual and community, the internalizing of values reflected from one’s childhood family, and the journey toward wholeness that most of us make.”—Sally White, Scio Public Library
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