Saturday August 31at 5PM Jane Kirkpatrick presents her latest historical fiction, One More River to Cross. Saving the stories of women who contributed substantially to the settling of the west with writing that both entertains and enlightens is a hallmark of Jane Kirkpatrick’s many books. Her devoted following have made her novels New York Time’s bestsellers and her events are enthusiastically attended. Jane always puts on a good show.
One More River to Cross is set during winter in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1844, two years before the tragic events of the Donner Party. The Stevens-Murphy Group was one of the first wagon trains to attempt this crossing into California. The party separates into 3 groups, one going overland around Lake Tahoe, another staying with the wagons, and the larger group taking shelter in a cabin by the Yuba River as they all strive to survive the winter. This historic fiction is based on real events.