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The Daughter’s Walk by Jane Kirkpatrick – Book Review

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Title of Book: The Daughter’s Walk  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥

Author: Jane Kirkpatrick

My favorite quotes from book:

  • It’s not possible to work out every detail in life, but one has to be bold.
  • Bored? No. Not ever. Only uncreative people are bored.
  • In dreams, words fail to express the heart, but the soul knows of the longing.
  • Occupy until I come, scripture tells us. Multiply is what that word occupy means. Here is our chance to do that, to save this farm, and all it requires is using what God gave us, our feet and our perseverance, our effort and a little inconvenience.

Year Published:  WaterBrook Press (April 5, 2011)

Pages: 400

Genres: Historical Fiction

Characters in book: Clara Estby, Helga Estby, Hannah Estby, Forest Stapleton, The Rutters, Martin Siverson, Chauncey Depew, Olea Stone Ammundsen, Louise Gubner, Franklin Dore, & John Dore.

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 $10,000. Bringing along her nineteen year-old daughter Clara, the two made their way on the 3500-mile trek by following the railroad tracks and motivated by the money they needed to save the family farm. After returning home to the Estby farm more than a year later, Clara chose to walk on alone by leaving the family and changing her name. Her decisions initiated a more than 20-year separation from the only life she had known.

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Cow Belles – Movie Review

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Movie Title: Cow Belles ♥       

My favorite quotes from the movie: That’s Daddy’s factory, isn’t it the cutest! No vacations, no shopping sprees, be strong Court, be strong!

Year: 2006

Length: 90 min

Rating: G

Genres: Family, Comedy

Cast: Alyson Michalka, Amanda Michalka, Jack Coleman, Michael Trevino, Sheila McCarthy, Christian Serratos, Sandy Robson, Duane Murray and Dylan Roberts

My Movie Review: Cow Belles

Overview: Taylor & Courtney are summoned by their father to go to work for the family business. Faced with the expectation that comes from those already working at the company, makes it difficult for the sisters to fit in. As the two sisters spend their days working side by side, they discover what is going on inside the company. They must now make a choice! Will they make a decision based on personal gratification or will they discover it’s better to give than receive?

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