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Hold Tight the Thread (Tender Ties Historical Series) [Paperback]

By Jane Kirkpatrick (Author)
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Item description for Hold Tight the Thread (Tender Ties Historical Series) by Jane Kirkpatrick...

The conclusion of the Tender Ties series finds Marie Toupin in the 1840s Pacific Northwest, struggling to help her collection of conflict-prone neighbors, as well as hold together her own fractious family, armed only with love and faith. Original.

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"In a land occupied by foreign powers and torn by confusion and conflict, a mother seeks to weave her family and her past into a fabric that will not tear.
Their Lives Were Woven by Wars and Wilderness Places, and Tied by the Peace of Family and Faith.
As the 1840s bring conflict to the Pacific Northwest's rugged Columbia Country, new challenges face Marie Dorion Venier Toupin: the wife, mother, and Ioway Indian woman who crossed the Rocky Mountains with the Astor Expedition, the first big fur trapping expedition after Lewis and Clark's. On French Prairie in the newly forming Oregon Territory, Marie strives to meet the needs of her conflict-ridden neighbors: British settlers and Americans, missionaries and disease-stricken natives, fur trappers and French Canadian farming families, and the surviving natives of the region.
At the same time, as a mother, Marie must weave together the threads of an unraveling family. One daughter compares and judges as she seeks to find her place; another reaches for elusive evidence of her mother's love. Marie's memories are threatened with the emergence of a figure from the past. In the midst of this turmoil, Marie discovers an empowering spiritual truth: Unconditional love can shed light on even the darkest places in the heart.

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Hold Tight the Thread (Tender Ties Historical Series) by Jane Kirkpatrick has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Publishers Weekly - 03/08/2004 page 49

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Item Specifications...

Studio: WaterBrook Press
Pages   384
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.28" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.94"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 20, 2004
Publisher   WaterBrook Press
Series  Tender Ties Historical  
Series Number  3  
ISBN  1578565014  
ISBN13  9781578565016  

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More About Jane Kirkpatrick

Jane Kirkpatrick Jane Kirkpatrick is the award-winning author of many novels, including "A Flickering Light". She is a frequent speaker at conferences and lives in Oregon.

In The Author's Own Words...

If you'd like more information about me, please come visit my website at and click on my blog. My dog also has a blog and you can find out what it's like to be Bodacious Bo, too. A monthly newsletter called Story Sparks is my way of sharing books about authors I enjoy as well as commenting on life and love. You'll find out more about me than you probably ever wanted to know!

One item not listed on my lists of books is my selection included in an anthology called "Crazy Woman Creek: Women Rewrite the American West" published by Houghton Mifflin I also have a piece in Storytellers II, a book published a few years ago by Multnomah Press and a few short selections in Daily Guideposts of a few years back. My first novella, "The Courting Quilt" is part of a collection that made the New York Times bestsellers September 2011 in a collection called Log Cabin Christmas. The rest of my writing, as they say, is history. Or it was until my first contemporary came out this fall. Called Barcelona Calling, it's the story of a writer who loses her way as she seeks fulfillment thinking she'll find it with fame. It's a laugh out loud book according to reviewers. I hope you'll enjoy it.

Jane Kirkpatrick currently resides in Bend, in the state of Oregon. Jane Kirkpatrick was born in 1946.

Jane Kirkpatrick has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Change and Cherish Historical
  2. Dreamcatcher (Multnomah)
  3. Kinship and Courage (Paperback)
  4. Portraits of the Heart
  5. Tender Ties Historical (Paperback)

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Praise for history with profound insight  Aug 4, 2008
Jane Kirkpatrick's compassionate insight brings history to life. I always feel as if I am part of the lives of her characters, and feel a sadness when the story ends, as if I am saying goodbye to friends. This trilogy based on the life of Marie Deroin is no exception. Although highly honored for her part in history, she was undoubtedly human as we all are, and her commitment to family is close to my own heart as a woman, daughter, wife, mother, and friend.
I now have my sisters "hooked" on Jane's novels.
A wonderful series, I suggest all.  Jun 20, 2008
This series of three books, is one of the most beautiful, heart-warming stories, I have ever read. Living in the Northwest, made it even more interesting.
Hold Tight the Thread  May 15, 2008
Jan Kirkpatrick's books keep me coming back. Her characters are so real that I feel I recognize parts of them in the "real" people I know and my own life experiences. I was born in Eastern Oregon and my ancestors traveled the Oregon Trail to settle in the Heppner and Echo area. The accurate history that Jan weaves through her stories is fascinating. Madame Dorion is a strong woman that listened to her heart and kept searching for the thing that would satisfy that empty longing not met by the people in her life. Great story.
Painfully slow to read  Feb 23, 2008
I was not thrilled or excited by anything I read in this book...I found it dull and threw it in the trash before I finished it. Too much using of french words which an ordinary person has no understanding of and I don't want to take time to figure them out as I try to hold on to the plot.
Not as well-liked as others  Sep 6, 2006
After reading the "All Together In One Place", I was expecting a lot more from the Tender Ties series. It's not that they aren't particularly good, they're just not as good as the others of Jane Kirkpatrick's that I've read. The timelines are a little harder to follow because they sometimes skip ahead months and even years. Like I said, it's not that these aren't good books, they just aren't quite what I've come to expect from her.

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