Something Worth Doing by Jane Kirkpatrick is a novel of an early Suffragist. I needed the story. Not only do I relate, but Abigail Scott the main character, has hope in a time where there is little reason to hope. I’m longing and searching for that same hope. Her calling and giftings, her work ethic, and her determination is appreciated by her family; but the world doesn’t seem to value it in the same way.
Abigail Scott married to Ben Dunniway is a wife and mother, but she longs to be more. With her gift of writing and teaching held close she balks against systems that harm and discourage women.
Kirkpatrick tackles a complicated time in history, but that is also relevant today. Not only is she a talented writer who creates depth of character and interesting storylines, but the historical accuracy lends itself to a genuine experience with history, creating a plot that feels all too familiar in today’s world.
I found the story to be absolutely engaging and I didn’t want to put the book down. In an incredibly busy time of our lives doing home learning with kiddos and juggling our own little homestead amidst a pandemic, I found myself carving out time to sit down to read. It was a beautiful reprieve!
Not only was the story enthralling, but the characters were familiar and enchanting. The challenging yet simple relationship between Abigail and Ben is relatable and dynamic.
Kirkpatrick has written a beautiful story I hope you will pick up.
I received the book free from Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group but all the opinions shared here are my own.