Wednesday, December 9, 2009

On My Nightstand - No Eye Can See by Jane Kirkpatrick

"No Eye Can See" by Jane Kirkpatrick is the second book in her Kinship and Courage Series. While the women from, "All Together In One Place," are in this book, it focuses on Suzanne Culver, the blind widow, with two children.

Suzanne struggles for her independence and takes foolish risks with her life and those of her boys. Finally, she learns to see with her heart, trust her instincts, and accept the loving help of her friends.

Jane Kirkpatrick's homespun wisdom weaves through this book. At one point, Elizabeth gives Mazy advice on giving folks the right amount of help. It's a lesson we can all use. All the characters worked their way through challenges, making mistakes, but learning from them.

I don't generally read books more than once, but I'd pick up this title again. I'm sure I'd find more interesting details I missed the first time around.

This is not a book you'll want to rush through, but savor like quality chocolate. Enjoy!

26 comments:

Jessica said...

I enjoyed this one and the first. It was years ago that I rented them from the library and I was SO disappointed when I couldn't find the third.
Thanks for the review!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

If I find Book 3, I'll let you know. Have you tried online?

Blessings,
Susan :)

Janna Qualman said...

The books sound like something I'd really enjoy! I'm gonna write the titles/author down. Thanks, Susan!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Janna -

Jane is a wonderful writer. I'm amazed by her ability to create so many lifelike characters.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Katie Ganshert said...

I've not read this one. Thanks for the review!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Katie -

I suggest you read the first book in the series before "No Eye Can See." You'll enjoy the second one a whole lot more if you have all the background.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Shmologna said...

A good review...makes me want to read them! I'll be sure to put these books on my Amazon wishlist!

Rosslyn Elliott said...

I know Jane Kirkpatrick has won awards for her work. I look forward to the day when I have a moment to check out one of her books!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Shmologna -

I hope you find my recommendations helpful. I've read each of these books, and enjoyed them.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jeanette Levellie said...

This sounds lovely. I'd like to savor it WITH some quality chocolate! Can you come over and I'll share...

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

Ooo, I'd bring the book! The chocolate sounds yummy. I might have a little problem with the distance.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Lily Robinson said...

I'm adding these to my list.

Heather Sunseri said...

Thanks for the review, Susan. These books sound lovely.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Hey,Susan! This book sounds really interesting. I don't think I've read Jane before. Thanks for showcasing her!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lily -

I had the privilege of interviewing Jane a while back. Now, I'm reading as many of her books as I can find.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Heather -

Jane's books not only illustrate the value of research, but they also contain a lifetime of valuable insights into the human heart.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

I think you'd enjoy these books. I not only enjoyed the stories and characters, but learned a lot about writing.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jane Kirkpatrick said...

Thanks, Susan, for reviewing my book No Eye Can See and for suggesting the first book be read as well. I hope your readers find the third book. They are all still in print. I love it that my name is in the same paragraph as chocolate! That's an extra treat. May your own writing continue to go well and thank you for looking at the work of others as well. Warmly, Jane

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jane -

Ah, not just any old chocolate - 70% cocoa, dark chocolate. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Rosslyn -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. If you have a chance to read Jane's books, I think you'll be impressed with her wisdom and skill.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Sounds like another good one. Wish I read faster and that there was more time in a day!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Eileen -

My "to be read list" is very long at the moment. At the rate of one book per week, I could only read 52per year. Sometimes it takes two weeks to read a book, so that number is high.

Blessings,
Susan :)

quietspirit said...

Susan:
This sounds like a series I'd be interested in reading. Thanks for sharing it. Of course, I'd have to be careful of the chocolate.

Jill Kemerer said...

Beautiful cover!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

You can substitute your favorite treat for the chocolate. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jill -

The cover matches the theme of the book. I thought they did a great job.

Blessings,
Susan :)