Monday, April 16, 2012

Review:The Daughter's Walk by Jane Kirkpatrick



 
This was a very well written book. I really enjoyed it. The author gave each of the characters a lot of personality that just came shining through. You can really feel like you know each of them.
Taken from the back of the book.....
In 1896 Norwegian American Helga Estby accepted a wager from the fashion industry to walk from Spokane,Washington, to New York City within seven months in an effort to earn ten thousand dollars and save the family farm. She brought along her eighteen-year-old daughter, Clara, and the two made their way on the 3,500-mile trek by following the railroad tracks. After returning home to the Estby farm more than a year later, Clara chose to walk on alone, leaving the family and changing her name. Her decisions initiated a more than twenty-year separation from the only life she had known.
Historical fiction writer Jane Kirkpatrick picks up where the fact of the Estby's walk leaves off to explore Clara's continued journey. What motivated Clara to take such a risk in an era when many women struggled with the issues of rights and independence? And what personal revelations brought Clara to the end of her lonely road
Clara is a very spunky young woman a lot like her mother. The shooting in the beginning of the book was quite a surprise. But the reactions of everyone left me chuckling. I enjoyed this one and you will too.

I received this book for free for my honest review from the Waterbrook Multnomah blogging for books program. If you are interested in getting in on this program here is the link:http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/bloggingforbooks/