• A Name of Her Own

  • Tender Ties Historical Series, Book 1
  • By: Jane Kirkpatrick
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Brush
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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A Name of Her Own

By: Jane Kirkpatrick
Narrated by: Stephanie Brush
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Publisher's summary

During the fur-trapping era of the early 1800's, Marie Dorion refuses to be left behind in St. Louis when her husband heads west. Faced with hostile landscapes, an untried expedition leader, and her volatile husband, Marie finds that the daring act she hoped would bring her family together may, in the end, tear them apart.

History records that on the journey, Marie may have briefly met Sacajawea, the famous interpreter who accompanied Lewis and Clark. She too was married to a mixed-blood man of French Canadian and Native American descent, and was raising a son in a white world. In this imaginative re-telling, the two women forge a friendship that will uphold Marie long after they part, even as she fights for her children's very survival. Her story reminds us that women are bound together in history, now and forever.

©2002 Jane Kirkpatrick (P)2003 Books in Motion

Critic reviews

"This combination of character study and adventure will keep readers spellbound." ( AudioFile)