All Together in One Place

All Together in One Place

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by Jane Kirkpatrick, Aimee Lilly
     
 

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In April 1852, Mazy Bacon's husband, Jeremy, sells their farm, buys a wagon and some cattle, announces that they are heading West, and invites her mother along for the ride. A shocked Mazy has no choice but to follow and hope God will hear her pleas to return home. As the small family journeys westward and joins a wagon train heading for the Oregon Territory, the

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In April 1852, Mazy Bacon's husband, Jeremy, sells their farm, buys a wagon and some cattle, announces that they are heading West, and invites her mother along for the ride. A shocked Mazy has no choice but to follow and hope God will hear her pleas to return home. As the small family journeys westward and joins a wagon train heading for the Oregon Territory, the strengths and weaknesses of each person are dragged glaringly into the spotlight, with Mazy emerging as one of the most faithful. The wagon train may get attacked by every Western clich? known--cholera, savages, bad water, etc.--but the beauty of this books lies in the strength of the female characters. Unfortunately, though, Kirkpatrick (A Burden Shared) leaves several plot points hanging while she wraps others up a little too easily. Westerns by Brock Thoene and Stepehn Bly will be more in demand by avid readers; consider this only for comprehensive collections.

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ISBN-13:
9781589261440
Publisher:
Oasis Audio
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Series:
Kinship and Courage
Edition description:
Abridged
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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All Together in One Place: Book One of the Kinship and Courage Series 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've had this book for a coouple of years and did not read it. When I picked it up a couple of months ago I could not put it down. It was such a honorable look at what had to have been a treacherous journey. It also gave me an insight to what my great great grandparents must have gone through when they came over the Oregon Trail in the late 1848 and early 1850. The joining of different culltures, family style and values. It was amazing how they could blend these diffences into one family. It is a wonderful book. Thank you Mrs. Kirkpatrick.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent historical fiction. Looking forward to reading second book in the series. This book deserves an A++++++++
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Kinship and Courage Series is wonderful! It is a story of the people who bravely took the Oregaon Trail to a new life. It is well researched and charachter developed, but mostly it held my attention through all three books. I was very sad to say good-bye to these brave women. It is delicately written, so I feel suitable for teens.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I began reading the Kinship and Courage series about 5 months ago...just at the time I too was beginning a journey west. These books made me laugh, allowed me to shed tears, but most of all, gave me the hope to go forward knowing God was always there beside me. Just last night I finished the third and final book...and I hated so much for it to end. We journeyed west and are now heading north and still He leads us through the valleys and up to the highest mountain peaks. We long for the place we can call 'home', where we can give back and be blessed abundantly. Thank you Jane for helping and encouraging me along my own journey. God bless you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jane Kirkpatrick took her time with the characters in this book. I like that. We get to know Mazy, Suzanne, Elizabeth, Betha, Ruth, and others at a relaxing but interesting pace. I looked forward to my daily read with these ladies and their adventures and heartaches on the westward trail. This story gave me insight on the way that women lived and travelled in 1850. Before finishing this book, I purchased 'No Eye Can See' so I can continue with the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All Together in One Place, transported me not only to another time and place, but also through a journey of wholeness with 11 women who suffer incredible hardships on a wagon train headed west. Yes, I smelled the wood smoke of their fires, felt their grime and sweat, and learned to yoke oxen and load wagons with them. But more importantly I walked with women of depth through a journey of healing and hope. I experienced their fears, cried their tears and saw answers slowly unfold within them. As usual, Jane has researched her subjects well. Authenticity shows not only in historical accuracy but in the psychological drama of what one normally considers to be only modern day maladies. Each character is alive with his or her distinct personality. Visionaries, exploiters, kind spirits, comedians, and all types of characters in between live on the pages of All Together in One Place, as does one very good dog. Lovers of history, the West, and wholesome books with depth will enjoy this book a lot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This unique story of life on the Oregon trail carries the reader with the famiies as they travel Westward. He shares their doubt about the venture, their anticipation of a better life, and their grief and sorrow as loved ones pass on. He can hear the groan of wagons as they tip and sway crossing the prairie. He becomes aware of and sensitive to a thousand odors. The author gives the reader insight into the motive,the hidden agenda, and the emotion of a diverse group of people with a common goal, to reach Oregon. This book will hold the reader spellbound for many pleasant hours.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This ubique story of life on the oregon trail carries the reader with the families as they travel westward. He shares their doubt about the venture, their anticapation of a better life, and theit grief and sorrow as loved ones pass on. He can hear the groan of wagons as they tip and sway crossing the prairie. He becomes aware of and sensitive to a thousand odors. The author gives the reader insights into the motive, the hidder agenda, andthe emotion of a diverse group of people who have a common goal, to reach Oregon.This book will hold the reader spellboung for a number of pleasant hours.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The only trouble I had with All Together in One Place was I couldn't put it down! I love how Jane doles out little bits of information on the characters, holding back what we really want to know. In this book, the primary characters are women, a mix of women like you, me, our friends and associates, women who in one way and another become mighty. The context of each of the women¿s self-discoveries and their group emergence carries us on the best of pioneering adventures, the covered wagon trek. Their revelations provide fuel for our own journeys today. I'm so glad Jane is writing more in this series. I'm sure other readers will be as eager as I to connect up with Mazie, Tipton, Ruth, Elizabeth and the others again. The turn-around women Ezra Meeker saw must surely be smiling. Jane did them good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is probably one of the best books I'read in a good while. Very moving, couldnt put it down.
S C More than 1 year ago
a must read if u like Kirkpatrick's books....one of her best.