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Tendering in the Storm

Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
Series: Change and Cherish, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
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In Book Two of the Change and Cherish series, Emma Giesy is married and the mother of two. She's strong-willed and smart. Despite the odds, she and her husband branch off from a religious community of the 1850s to work and live independently in the remote coastal forest of the Washington Territory, surrounded by her husband's family rather than the influence of the autocratic German leader who has taken the main colony into Oregon.

When Emma finds herself alone, pregnant with her third child, and without the support of her family, she wonders if God has abandoned her. The choices she makes to survive have grave consequences for her family until, while she's falling, she reaches out to accept the hands of help.

©2007 Jane Kirkpatrick (P)2008 christianaudio.com

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Second in Series, Story of Emma Wagnor Giesy

The life of Emma and Christian Giesy in Willapa Bay, Washington (after their trek westward from Missouri) is the second in the series. The story is both beautiful and heartbreakingly sad. The life that Emma and Christian made together after the rest of the colony moved on to Aurora, Oregon, was the happiest and most productive of their lives. Although he had initially been afraid of the water, Christian and his friends entered into the oyster business and provided a living for themselves and their families. Christian’s parents also remained in Washington, although they were never supportive of Emma. The tragedy that befell Christian and what happened to Emma and the children afterward nearly broke me. But this is a true story. And if it didn’t break Emma (and it ALMOST did) who lived to an old age, I surely wasn’t going to be a weakling just listening to it. I know one thing for certain, it was her CHILDREN that kept her from throwing in the towel and quitting. For I, too, am a mama. Clear down to my toes. Mistakes and all, Emma was a fighter. I wish that the third in the series was still available on Audible. But for some reason, it isn’t. So I will be forced to get it in print. Amazing story of a real-life woman of substance.

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definitely not a disappointing story

after finishing the first book I immediately dove into the second one. while I'm a little disappointed that it is now ended I was captivated through the entire story from start to finish! and while the story itself was more than enough to keep me interested the narrator seemed absolutely a perfect choice for this particular storyline.