Karyn's Memory Box (Keepsake Legacies Series) [NOOK Book]

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It Began as a “Marriage of Convenience” During Nebraska’s Pioneer Days — It Ended as a Great Love

Dirt! Endless dirt. And not much more. That’s what Karyn Ensinger Ritter saw when she first glimpsed the prairie “soddy” that Mikal Ritter called his “house.” It was a dismal start to Karyn’s new life in America. Yet Mikal expected her to look at the dirt and call it home.

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Karyn's Memory Box (Keepsake Legacies Series)

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Overview

It Began as a “Marriage of Convenience” During Nebraska’s Pioneer Days — It Ended as a Great Love

Dirt! Endless dirt. And not much more. That’s what Karyn Ensinger Ritter saw when she first glimpsed the prairie “soddy” that Mikal Ritter called his “house.” It was a dismal start to Karyn’s new life in America. Yet Mikal expected her to look at the dirt and call it home.

As time goes on, Karyn experiences the beauty of the Nebraska prairie, the helpfulness of neighbors, and the satisfaction of a hard day’s work. She also learns that a resourceful pioneer woman can build a good life – despite the heat, the hail storms, the rattlesnakes, the prairie fires… and the dirt. Most surprising of all, Karyn discovers that her marriage of convenience with Mikal has the potential to blossom into love.

But then, the bright future she worked so hard to build is threatened with destruction. Karyn may lose all the desires of her heart — including Mikal.

Karyn’s Memory Box is the second book in the Keepsake Legacies Series — a heartwarming story of one young woman’s courage and faith during pioneer days in Nebraska.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013384576
  • Publisher: Greenbrier Book Company
  • Publication date: 9/17/2011
  • Series: Keepsake Legacies Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 181,741
  • File size: 389 KB

Meet the Author

Stephanie Grace Whitson is a native of southern Illinois who has lived in Nebraska since 1975. She’s loved to write virtually all of her life, but began writing fiction (what she calls “playing with imaginary friends”) when, as a result of teaching her four homeschooled children Nebraska history, she was personally encouraged and challenged by the lives of pioneer women in the West. Since her first book, Walks the Fire, was published in 1995, Stephanie’s fiction titles have often appeared on bestseller lists and been finalists for the Christy Award, the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, and ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year.

Her first nonfiction work, How to Help a Grieving Friend, is now available from Greenbrier Books.

In addition to serving in her local church and keeping up with keeping up with five grown children, their spouses, and their perfect children (i.e., Stephanie’s grandchildren), Stephanie enjoys motorcycle trips with her husband Dan, her family, and her church friends. (Yes! She does own and ride a Honda Magna cruiser.) Her passionate interests in pioneer women’s history, antique quilts, and French, Italian, and Hawaiian language and culture generate endless story-telling possibilities.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French with minors in English and Music from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and will receive her Masters degree in history from Wesleyan University in the spring of 2012.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Great read!

    Couldn't put it down,planning on reading the other two in the series,wanted to know more about the other characters outcome

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2001

    unstoppable

    Wandering through the library's fiction section and looking for something to take home. I come upon Walks the Fire. I like the title and the back looks interesting. And I love it. So, I go back and see what other book my small library has by this author, and this one is there. I read it in one afternoon b/c even though I have stuff to do, I can not force myself to put this book down. The way the reader is on both sides of the story of Karyn and Mikal and knowing that they love eachother but don't know it, and everytime it's about ot come out something happens where it doesn't. By the end of the book, you think you'll explode if they don't just love eachother. It's breathtaking and beautiful and I cried when I was finished b/c I wasn't going to be a part of these people's lives anymore. I love how each chapter starts w/ a Bible verse. Stephanie Grace Whitson must be an incredible, loving, and God-fearing woman, and I respect her highly w/ out meeting her b/c I feel her through her writing. God Bless

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Wonderful story blending past with present.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Stephanie Grace Whitson. This book is easy to read, interesting, and a fun book to read. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Enjoyed this book!

    Very interesting reading of 1800 settlers coming to America!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Love it!

    Love everything about this book!!!

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