Walking the Walk

Let me just start by saying no one does women’s historical fiction like Jane Kirkpatrick, ‘nuff said? Not quite. “The Daughter’s Walk,” Jane’s latest book, chronicles an incredible journey undertaken by a mother/daughter duo in 1896. They took a wager offered by members of the fashion industry to walk across America in an attempt to win a $10,000 prize and save the family farm. Their walk however, is just the beginning of a fascinating story about a family in a time when women were fighting for the right to pilot their own course in life.

I’ve always felt that Suffragette Movement was a bit of the neglected step-child of the History Department. Women from all walks of life risked censure at home and in society to hand women of today privileges that we take for granted. “The Daughter’s Walk” brings two of those women to life in an engaging, enlightening way, all the while reminding us that even the most circuitous paths can still lead us home. I would run, not walk, to the nearest bookstore and grab a copy of this one!

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review as part of their “Blogging for Books” program.

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