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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (216 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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Of all the things I left in Willapa, hope is what I missed the most. So begins this story of one woman's restoration from personal grief to the meaning of community.

Based on the life of German-American Emma Wagner Giesy, the only woman sent to the Oregon Territory in the 1850's to help found a communal society, award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick shows how landscape, relationships, spirituality, and artistry poignantly reflect a woman's desire to weave a unique and meaningful legacy from the threads of an ordinary life. While set in the historical past, it's a story for our own time answering the question: Can threads of an isolated life weave a legacy of purpose in community? Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 2/13/2014

    " i liked the story, and the way it was written but not enough to go back and read the previous books in the series. mostly because women had very little power and the religious beliefs border on fanatism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 2/12/2014

    " This is a beautiful final book in the series of Emma's journey of getting a home and what she had to sacrifice to get it. At least it got a happy ending to the series to put a smile on my face... and in sadness. I enjoyed reading it and will read a new series at the end of the year, one of Jane Kirkpatrick's earlier ones. A beautiful moving read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikki | 1/20/2014

    " Such a good book! It is the last book in the Change and Cherish series. These were true events in Oregon and Washington state from 1860 - 1883. Communal living. This tells the life of Emma Wagner Giesy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shellys♥ Journal | 1/9/2014

    " I stumbled upon this one by accident. I didn't like it as well as some of her other books, but the historical elements were interesting. I really didn't like the characters all that much, but just the way their society functioned kept my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 12/11/2013

    " I loved the series very much and wanted it to continue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 12/10/2013

    " This one was sort of Anti-climactic because Emma's life is explained and possible choices she made explained and her children's lives and the lives of others are also explained. Im glad I finally finished this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 11/28/2013

    " I enjoyed this book it was the final book in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/22/2013

    " I'm going to miss Emma, and her family, since this is the final book in the series. I'm excited to spend time, in Aurora, exploring the things discussed in this book. It's a great fictional/history series, one worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 11/14/2013

    " This series is honestly one of the best I have ever read! I am sad it's ending with book three, A Mending at the Edge, but I understand why. I guess you just always wish the good series could go on forever! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 11/4/2013

    " Love Jane Kirkpatrick! Her books always give me new appreciation for my dishwasher, microwave, washer & dryer, and indoor plumbing! Women in the 1800's were incredible!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley Hanson | 11/19/2012

    " I didn't want Emma's story to end!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilary | 9/25/2012

    " Story was kind of slow,not much "action", but a pretty satisfying ending to the trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bev Purcell | 2/4/2012

    " This book reminds me of my mormon upbringing and the early pioneer stories I grew up on. It's warm and inviting and real in its' sharing of hardship and joy. I'm really enjoying this book. I will probably read more of her work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristiina | 9/23/2011

    " This one didn't have the tension of the 2nd one but I enjoyed the descriptions of the prayer walk and the women's sewing bees. Also, this one had several phrases that I liked and have written down. Overall, a good series! This series rates up there with the kinship series! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melody Mullins | 5/12/2011

    " THIS BOOK WAS SLOW READING. I DIDN'T WANT TO LIKE WHAT EMMA WAS DOING. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 1/29/2011

    " Another nice way to pass the time. I was a bit disappointed to have this be the completion of the story, since Emma's story was not completed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 1/2/2011

    " The final edition from a series of three. Factual rendering of one woman’s life. I especially like the addition of historical data and how she wove the story from bits and pieces of information collected from descendants of this heroin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikki | 3/14/2010

    " Such a good book! It is the last book in the Change and Cherish series. These were true events in Oregon and Washington state from 1860 - 1883. Communal living. This tells the life of Emma Wagner Giesy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristiina | 7/27/2009

    " This one didn't have the tension of the 2nd one but I enjoyed the descriptions of the prayer walk and the women's sewing bees. Also, this one had several phrases that I liked and have written down. Overall, a good series! This series rates up there with the kinship series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelly | 2/22/2009

    " I stumbled upon this one by accident. I didn't like it as well as some of her other books, but the historical elements were interesting. I really didn't like the characters all that much, but just the way their society functioned kept my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 7/13/2008

    " Love Jane Kirkpatrick! Her books always give me new appreciation for my dishwasher, microwave, washer & dryer, and indoor plumbing! Women in the 1800's were incredible!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilary | 7/9/2008

    " Story was kind of slow,not much "action", but a pretty satisfying ending to the trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bev | 5/24/2008

    " This book reminds me of my mormon upbringing and the early pioneer stories I grew up on. It's warm and inviting and real in its' sharing of hardship and joy. I'm really enjoying this book. I will probably read more of her work. "

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About the Author

Jane Kirkpatrick is the acclaimed author of many books, both fiction and nonfiction, including the award-winning A Sweetness to the Soul and the first two books in the Kinship and Courage series: All Together in One Place and No Eye Can See. She and her husband Jerry live and work on a 160-acre ranch in Eastern Oregon.

About the Narrator

Kirsten Potter, who graduated with highest honors from Boston University, has narrated numerous audiobooks and has performed for television and in theaters across the country. She has won several awards, including eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her work has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and by AudioFile magazine, among many others.