A Land of Sheltered Promise (Paperback)

By Jane Kirkpatrick

WaterBrook Press, 9781578567331, 432pp.

Publication Date: April 19, 2005



Out of the Wilderness
Three Women. Three Eras.
Three Miracles.
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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For A Land of Sheltered Promise

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