Jane Kirkpatrick Brings another Forgotten Chapter of Women’s History to Life in “Light in the Wilderness”


Letitia Carson was born a slave in Kentucky and suffered unendurable hardships before being granted her freedom. Even as a free woman, life was rife with dangers. Unscrupulous patrollers have no respect for freedom papers and even the family who freed her doesn’t necessarily treat her as anything more than a slave. When they leave for Oregon, Letitia decides to stay behind and cast her lot with Irishman David Carson. She embarks on a journey which will end in the Oregon courts with a landmark case.
Jane Kirkpatrick is a master of historical fiction with an incredible talent for finding the unsung female heroines of the past. With a poet’s flair for language and an excellent talent for research and facts, Jane delivers consistently strong and accurate historical fiction. I can’t possibly recommend her books strongly enough. I consider them a must-read in the area of historical fiction. If you haven’t read any of her books, treat yourself to one…you won’t be sorry!
This book was provided to me by the publisher for this review. The opinions, however, are entirely my own!

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