A Land of Sheltered Promise
By Jane Kirkpatrick
(WaterBrook Press, Paperback, 9781578567331, 432pp.)
Publication Date: April 19, 2005
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Out of the Wilderness…
Three Women. Three Eras.
Plagued by loneliness on the Big Muddy Ranch, a sheepherder’s wife awaits the outcome of her husband’s trial for murder. He is sentenced to life in prison–and she to life without him. But a startling event could redeem their pasts and transform their future.
Against a backdrop of attempted murder, federal indictments, and the first case of bio-terrorism in the U.S., one woman seeks to rescue her granddaughter from within the elaborate compound of a cult that has claimed the land.
On the much-reviled, abandoned cult site, one woman’s skepticism turns to hope when she finds that what was meant to destroy can be used to rebuild–and in the process realizes a long-held dream.
For three women seekers united across time, a remote and rugged stretch of land in the Pacific Northwest proves to be a place where miracles really happen–and the gifts of faith, hope, and charity are as tangible as rocks, rivers, and earth.
Based on True Stories.
Jane Kirkpatrick is the best-selling author of two non-fiction books and ten historical novels including the award-winning A Name of Her Own, a finalist for the 2003 Oregon Book Awards, Every Fixed Star, and Hold Tight the Thread. Her novel A Sweetness to the Soul earned the Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage and National Cowboy Museum for the Outstanding Western Novel of 1995. She and her husband of twenty-eight years, Jerry, ranch in Eastern Oregon.
Congratulations to Jane Kirkpatrick for her 2006 Phoenix Desert Rose Golden Quill Finalists Award for A Land of Sheltered Promise!
“A Land of Sheltered Promise is historical Christian fiction at its best. The reader comes away with a clear vision of the land, of the people who occupied the land, and of a Supreme Being who ties it all together.”
--The Historical Novels Review
"A story of inspiration and courage as only Kirkpatrick can write."
--Roundup Magazine, Western Writers of America
“Classic Kirkpatrick…tightly written, honestly conceived and executed, deeply moving and exciting.”
--The Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon
"What does this Jewish reviewer derive from this and Kirkpatrick's previous novels? In people of all faiths or no apparent faith, growth begins with a desperate step in a new direction."
--Harriet Rochlin, author of Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West