A circle of courageous women discovers the meaning of independence, forgiveness, and love.  

Ruth Martin had a dream: to become an independent woman and build a life in southern Oregon for herself and her children. But when her friend Mazy’s inaction results in a tragedy that shatters Ruth’s dream, Ruth must start anew and try to heal her tender wounds.

Her friends are also moving on. Mazy wrestles with her understanding of what faith and family really mean; Tipton discovers that marriage requires more than she’s ready to give, and Suzanne’s challenge is to keep seeing with new eyes. Together, the turnaround women travel to arenas of untested promise where they’ll find a hope that sustains them and relationships they’ll cherish all their days.

The third book in the Kinship and Courage series. Based on a true story.

Awards:

  • Bestseller List, 2002, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA)

Other books in this series: #1) All Together in One Place, #2) No Eye Can See

Reviews: 

“Masterful storytelling continues in this real-as-rain portrayal of the Oregon-California 1850s frontier. A Compelling tale.” —Craig Lesley, bestselling author

“While Kirkpatrick’s Kinship and Courage Series is set over 150 years ago, it speaks to contemporary issues of loss and hope, sorrow and regret. We are transported to another time and place, walking with women of depth through a journey of healing and hope.” —St. Helen’s Bookshop

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