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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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