“The Daughter’s Walk” by Jane Kirkpatrick

8 Jul

“The Daughter’s Walk” by Jane Kirkpatrick

In 1896 Helga Estby decides to commence on a journey from Spokane,Washington, to New York City with her eldest daughter Clara.If they make it to New York City in seven months by ONLY walking they receive $10,000 so that they can save their farm. Unfortunately Clara and her mother don’t reach their destination within the time limit, so they receive absolutely nothing. They return to their home about a year later, empty-handed. Later on Clara decides to leave her family (for good reason) and changes her name. The separation between her and her family lasts for about 20 years and when she returns many things are not as they once were.

Something that surprised me about this novel was that it’s actually based on a true story. I almost cried a few times in it, it was very heartbreaking to see how her and her family didn’t get along. The story had its ups and downs but, honesty…I didn’t enjoy reading this at all it was boring and there were many times were I didn’t want to keep going. I guess it depends on the person reading the story because it was inspiring it just wasnt…interesting. I personally didn’t like it but that doesn’t mean others won’t enjoy it.

Thanks Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book to review. All opinions expressed are mine entirely.


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