by Sandy Kirby Quandt
All She Left Behind, written by Jane Kirkpatrick, tells the story of Jennie Pickett in 1870s Oregon Territory. This book is filled with hope and disappointment. Love and betrayal. Courage and desperation. What I found most interesting with All She Left Behind is the way Jane Kirkpatrick wove her details into a compelling story based on the lives of real individuals.
Jennie wants to help people and uses her skill with herbs as one way to do that, hoping to turn that skill into a medical career. Trusting those closest to her proves costly, and deception sends Jennie on a path she wasn’t expecting to walk as she deals with the very real issue of alcoholism in her area and family.
Through to the final pages of All She Left Behind Jennie continues to follow her dream and refuses to give up.
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Revell provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.
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