The Healing of Natalie Curtis by Jane Kirkpatrick

My Review

The Healing of Natalie Curtis by Jane Kirkpatrick is a stand alone novel that takes place in the early 1900’s. This is a fictional retelling of Natalie Curtis, a musician who works to preserve the music of the Native Americans. This story also points out the way the Native American’s were treated.

This is a well written, very descriptive story. I felt like the author was painting the story. I enjoyed the information the author gives of this time and situation in our countries history. I appreciate the research the author has done to write this story in a way that show how our county’s laws have affected people. I also enjoy the struggles Natalie endured with losing the passion for music and the strength possessed to move forward with her life and do the work she did.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Revell Reads , this is my honest review.

About the Book

Classically trained pianist and singer Natalie Curtis isolated herself for five years after a breakdown just before she was to debut with the New York Philharmonic. Guilt-ridden and songless, Natalie can’t seem to recapture the joy music once brought her. In 1902, her brother invites her to join him in the West to search for healing. What she finds are songs she’d never before encountered–the haunting melodies, rhythms, and stories of Native Americans.

But their music is under attack. The US government’s Code of Offenses prohibits American’s indigenous people from singing, dancing, or speaking their own languages as the powers that be insist on assimilation. Natalie makes it her mission not only to document these songs before they disappear but to appeal to President Teddy Roosevelt himself, who is the only man with the power to repeal the unjust law. Will she succeed and step into a new song . . . and a new future?

About the Author

A New York Times Bestselling author, Jane Kirkpatrick’s works have appeared in more than 50 national publications including The Oregonian, Private Pilot and Daily Guideposts. With more than 1.5 million books in print, her 30 novels and non-fiction titles draw readers from all ages and genders. Most are historical novels based on the lives of actual historical women often about ordinary women who lived extraordinary lives. Her works have won numerous national awards including the WILLA Literary Award, the Carol Award, USABestBooks.com, Will Roger’s Medallion Award and in 1996, her first novel, A Sweetness to the Soul, won the prestigious Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage and National Cowboy Museum. Her novels have also been finalists for the Spur Award, the Oregon Book Award, the Christy, Reader’s Choice and the WILLA in both fiction and non-fiction. Several titles have been Literary Guild and Book of the Month choices and been on the bestsellers list for independent bookstores across the country, in the Pacific Northwest and the Christian Booksellers Association. Her books have been translated into German, Dutch, Finnish and Chinese. You can learn more about her and books she has written at: http://jkbooks.com/

Where to Purchase

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-healing-of-natalie-curtis-jane-kirkpatrick/1138791250

https://www.christianbook.com/the-healing-of-natalie-curtis/jane-kirkpatrick/9780800736132/pd/0736131

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