by Vikki Kestell


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From the author of the groundbreaking series, A Prairie Heritage, comes the compelling story of fiery-haired, fiery-tempered Tabitha Hale. Rescued from a life of depravity, Tabitha gives her heart to God and her life to nursing.

As this tenacious, redeemed woman perseveres toward her vocation, her temper and stubborn independence threaten to derail her aspirations. Will Tabitha pass the trial by fire that is necessary for God to truly use her?

And what is Tabitha to do with her feelings for Mason Carpenter, the man who simply refuses to give up on her? Is it even possible for God to ordain a shared future for two such different people, both with fervent callings upon their hearts?

When the Great War erupts in Europe, Carpenter leaves for England to train British pilots to fly reconnaissance missions over Belgium and France. Soon after, Tabitha hears God asking her to nurse the war wounded. However, because America has not joined in the fight, Tabitha has few options. Will the elite British Nursing Service make a place for her? Will they accept the services of an American volunteer?

And will Tabitha and Mason overcome the differences that stand between them?

Revisit Palmer House—a most extraordinary refuge for young women rescued from prostitution. Renew your acquaintance with Rose Thoresen, Joy Michaels, and the others who live at Palmer House. Glimpse the years between Stolen and Lost Are Found.

Girls from the Mountain

Book 1: Tabitha

Book 2: Tory

Book 3: Sarah Redeemed

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781970120103
Publisher: Vikki Kestell
Publication date: 11/02/2015
Series: Girls from the Mountain , #1
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 771,170
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Vikki Kestell's passion for people and their stories is evident in her readers' affection for her characters and unusual plotlines. Two often-repeated sentiments are, "I feel like I know these people," and "I am right there, in the book, experiencing what her characters experience."

Vikki holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies. She left a career of twenty-plus years in government, academia, and corporate life to pursue writing full time. "Writing is the best job ever," she admits, "and the most demanding."

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Tabitha (Girls from the Mountain, Book 1) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tabitha is a Christian novel about a woman who overcame her past as a slave and prostitute, to become a devoted follower of Christ. In the process, she uses her own history to help others be overcomers. This book could be inspiring for anyone who feels that that God cannot forgive or use them because of their sins or past, and for anyone who doesn’t believe they can build a new life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved every minute of this book. I especially loved the scripture refercences. I needed to hear so many for my own life. Plus the amazing historical background that see pictured in our minds. You will love this book, it has romance, suspense, and drama all in one book. My grandmother told me the one way you can know a Great movie is if it made you sit on the edge of your seat, cry, and laugh at the same time. VIKKI KESTELL has accomplished all that in this wonderful book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved it! This authoress takes you on a spiritual & emotional journey with twists you don't see coming. Love, beauty, education, adventure, mystery, It's all in this book and more. Highly recommend it along with Ms. Kestell so books.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was well written with a very creative twist . I have truly enjoyed just about every book that Vikki has written. My favorite is her Nanostealth series however, I find that I truly love all of her books . She is one of my most favorite authors .
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Engrossing! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story of courage and deep faith in Jesus Christ. Powerful!
Anonymous 4 months ago
Great book. Tabitha survived not only being rejected but betrayed by the man she left home for. Then having him sell her into sex slavery. Following her as she exscaped the slavery but overcoming her past and making something out of her life was amazing. Loved this book.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I can't resist the humor in this! "THE THIRTY-MILE DRIVE from Boulder to Denver took three hours ... They were dazed by being WHISKED to Boulder and back in Carpenter’s automobile." (: I really didn't like all of the snorting. It wasn't necessary. Brides promised to obey their Grooms until the middle of the 20th century. The author could very easily have checked a Prayer Book and checked out the marriage ceremony. The book is very well written - even the Grammar and Punctuation are good. That's very unusual with pulp fiction. I really enjoyed reading it and will look for another by this author. May the Lord bless her and her work in His Name.
irishniff 8 months ago
This interesting historical fiction was a good listen. The narrator, Sybil Johnson, did a nice job with the different characters through the years in which the story takes place. The gripping storyline provides a powerful picture as themes of redemption, forgiveness, and following God’s direction emerge. I appreciated that faith journeys and struggles were included and realistically portrayed. For example, the main character’s prayer life was such a natural and integral part of her life. This was my first introduction to Vikki Kestell but I am interested in reading or listening to more of her stories. I was given a copy of this audiobook by the author. All opinions are my own.
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Show the awesome power of Almighty God