Love to Water My Soul by Jane Kirkpatrick is a well written, highly detailed book, which keeps you
focused on the tale the author spins.
Asiam is just a child when she gets left behind on the wagon trail heading west. She is desperate to find
her family, yet elated when she is found by Indians and taken back to their tribe to live. Life for Asiam is
hard, much harder than what you or I would ever have to endure, but she is lucky to be alive and even more
lucky to have food in her belly and a place to sleep, even if it’s in the corner on the floor like a dog.
This book will take you to many places emotionally, and some of them not very pleasant. Keep in mind
that this young girl just wants to belong somewhere and, as long as she lives, she will never give up the hope
of someday finding her real family. But for now, this is her family and she will make the best of it.
The Indians have a tradition called the naming ceremony, and when a young girl reaches the age of womanhood,
she is given an Indian name to be called from this time forward. Asiam finds herself becoming a woman, and so,
as part of this Indian tribe, she is honored with the name Shell Flower. Life from here on out will be a
struggle for Shell Flower, but for her, it’s enough just to be alive.
Join in the discoveries that Shell Flower will make in this second book of the Dreamcatcher series. Jane is
very familiar with the Paiute traditions and ceremonies and you will see bits and pieces of the way life was,
way back when, in the pages of this novel. Sit back, grab a cup of cocoa and share in the experience of Shell