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A Light in the WildernessI always appreciate a book based on a true story. It adds importance to the pages and meaning to the message. Author Jane Kirkpatrick tells an interesting story of one woman’s fight to remain free as she navigates life, love, friendships, and new beginnings.

I will readily admit to the heaviness of this story. This is not a lighthearted read as it covers some weighty subject matters.  However, it will you make you feel proud of a real woman who struggled through an intense time in our nation’s history. Letitia overcame obstacles that would have left others waving a flag of surrender. Not only did Letitia refuse to surrender, she moved forward in spite of real danger.

While I typically opt for historical fiction filled with love and happy endings, I was pleased to read this book. It’s good to mix things up a bit! I love the Author’s Notes included in the back to speak to the real historical facts regarding Letitia’s life. I feel this book is a great choice for lovers of history, especially history telling the story of strong women.

I was given a complimentary copy of this book by its publisher, Revell, a division of Baker Publishing, in exchange of an honest review. I have not been compensated and all opinions are my own.