Beneath The Bending Skies Book Review

Life, from childhood on, is a series of ups and downs, new experiences, old struggles, good and bad memories. ‘What a ride’ as some would say.

That’s what this new book, Beneath The Bending Skies by Jane Kirkpatrick, is all about. It’s the story of Mollie who wanted the respect and support of a wandering, controlling father, who was unable to give it. After her mother dies she is left with people she doesn’t know, then later on with relatives. When things are not going well she is moved to different states. At 14 she opens a school to help with family finances. She is engaged at 16. When her father returns and finds out he breaks it off and moves her far away again. Not all is lost, though, there is more, much more, to Mollie’s life.

As with many (or all) of her books Jane Kirkpatrick bases the story line and her characters on historical events, real people and places. This story comes to life while reading of lives of those who lived during the Gold Rush, the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and the Indian Wars during the Westward Expansion.

I highly recommend this book and hope you will take the time to read this delightful story.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell/Baker Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR requirements, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”