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WaterBrook Press A Tendering in the Storm - eBook Change and Cherish Series #2

This lyrical novel is based on a historical figure of the 1800s: the spirited and intelligent Emma Giesy. Emma achieves her goal of separating her family from the repressive religious community in which she grew up. But unexpected and dire consequences leave her family and her faith struggling to survive.
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Customer Reviews for A Tendering in the Storm - eBook Change and Cherish Series #2
Review 1 for A Tendering in the Storm - eBook Change and Cherish Series #2
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:April 17, 2009
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Roberta Hanna
Emma Giesy is a modern woman, or, perhaps representative of any woman who not only deeply loves her husband, but also realizes that she is a separate person in her own right. Growing as she matures and faces loss and poor decisions, she develops to a new maturity both emotionally and spiritually. Historically accurate, this book continues in the author's careful style.
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Review 2 for A Tendering in the Storm - eBook Change and Cherish Series #2
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5 out of 5
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Date:March 13, 2009
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Janis Armstrong
I loved this second book of the series as much as the first. I was completely absorbed in Emma's life and couldn't wait to turn the pages and find out more. I also liked that the historical details were delicately placed to add spice rather than bog down the story.
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Review 3 for A Tendering in the Storm - eBook Change and Cherish Series #2
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:October 31, 2007
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Cheri Clay
You may find yourself just as I did routing for Emma in this page turner but humbled as she was to learn lifes hard lessons and to depend upon the kindness of the very ones she considered her enemies. Multiple lessons for us all are woven within the pages of this novel, the biggest being the lesson of giving and receiving which we all must learn. The second book in the series author Jane Kirkpatrick has done an awesome job of bringing history alive. I truly like the extras included especially the interview with the author that explains so much more of the background. I highly recommend placing this one on your must read list!
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Review 4 for A Tendering in the Storm - eBook Change and Cherish Series #2
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:August 15, 2007
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Jennifer Dineen
Jane Kirkpatrick is one of my favorite authors. A Tendering In The Storm is captivating; her descriptive writing style brings the life & times of her characters into plain view for her readers.
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Review 5 for A Tendering in the Storm - eBook Change and Cherish Series #2
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:August 8, 2007
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Michelle Sutton
A Tendering in the Storm is a must-read for historical fiction lovers. If you want insight into the hardships from the 19th century pioneers who left everything to move west hoping for a better life, then you'll love this story. If you find oppressive religious groups intriguing, you'll want to check this story out. If you'd like to reflect on how few rights women had in the mid-1860s then this is the book for you! To quote a cliche, We've come a long way, baby! After finding the author's bio and reading that she is a certified social worker, I now see where she got her insight for this book. No dysfunction is easy to understand. All people are complex. But there are certain truths that exist in human nature and the author insightfully captured them all. Her illumination of the human heart and certain domestic issues is superb. I can't say what those issues are or I'll blow part of the storyline, but I will say that the subtly of how people are lured from their good senses--because of sometimes desperate situations--is expertly shown in this novel. I loved this story. It's real. It's deep. It's edgy...and it's not at all boring.
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Review 6 for A Tendering in the Storm - eBook Change and Cherish Series #2
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5 out of 5
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Date:July 10, 2007
In spite of some horrific events, this is a wonderful read! Characterization is phenomenal, historical events clearly portrayed, and the ending leaves you anxiously awaiting the third book in this terrific series.
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Review 7 for A Tendering in the Storm - eBook Change and Cherish Series #2
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:March 7, 2007
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Harriet Klausner
In 1857 in Willapa Bay, Washington Territory the tragic death of her beloved spouse Christian Giesy, leaves his widow Emma alone to raise their preadolescent children though their respective families offer to help her. The religious order she and Christian used to belong to before the group moved south to the Oregon Territory also offers to help her if she relocates, but she declines as their severity and intolerance made life untenable when she belonged. However, her best proves not good enough as her pride of demonstrating she is a strong capable mother reaches the point where she may be hurting herself and her children. Emma prays to God for guidance as she realizes she must choose between accepting the help of others that she and her family need or put them at risk.Apparently based on a true mid nineteenth century account, this Americana historical is a fascinating tale of the maturing of a headstrong woman whose allows her pride to interfere with what is best for her children especially with a baby born after her spouses death. Although the religious sect led by Kiehl seems to have become tolerant and kinder since the events of A CLEARING IN THE WILD, readers will enjoy this entertaining look at a person who changes as she cherishes the preciousness of life she learns it takes a village to raise children.Harriet Klausner
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