Voices from the Past: American Heroines in their Own Words {Giveaway}

Audio resources are a valuable resource for our family. From books to lectures there is an abundance of information available and we find that every week we spend time listening and learning from others through audio.

This collection from Western Conservatory offers something unique in today’s gender blurring society, examples of women who faced hardship with strength, danger with courage and failure with fortitude and rather than abandoning their God-given role and taking things into their own hands, they used the beautiful gift of femininity to fulfill the callings for which they were created.

Voices from the Past: American Heroines in their Own Words offers girls examples of brave women who are strong and capable without forsaking their God-given role as help meet. They brought beauty to dirt floors and rough cabins, rested in their God through separation and war and loved in the midst of failure.

The titles in this collection are:

  • Abigail Adams: Her Letters (3 CDs)
  • The Letterbook of Eliza Lucas Pinckney (2 CDs)
  • An English Family in the American Wilderness (2 CDs)
  • A Bride Goes West (5 CDs)

Don’t let the word ‘heroines’ fool you. While this set tells the stories of  women, our boys refuse to allow us to listen without them. Cattle roundups, rattlesnakes, Indian attacks, politics and war  keep the boys interested.

Each CD set is beautifully enhanced with music and sound effects and read by Victoria Botkin. The historic background of the letters is offered and the language and writing skill of the women of the 1700’s is lovely and inspiring.

Voices from the Past offers not only delightful stories and admirable role models, but a valuable glimpse into the history of the brave women who helped to make our nation great. Behind each good man is a great woman and Voices from the Past introduces you to some of those women.

Western Conservatory is giving one Raising Olives reader  the complete Voices from the Past Collection either on CD ($55) or MP3 download (39).

To enter:

  • Visit Western Conservatory then come back here and leave a comment telling me what other product interests you.

Additional entries: (Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.)

  • ‘Like’ Western Conservatory on Facebook
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook.
  • Tweet or blog about this giveaway.

Open world wide, but non-domestic winners will receive an MP3 download rather than CDs. Giveaway will end June 9, 2011.

Our family received a complimentary copy of Voices From the Past  to facilitate this review, we received no other compensation and all opinions are our own.

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143 Responses to Voices from the Past: American Heroines in their Own Words {Giveaway}
  1. Michelle
    June 4, 2011 | 12:27 am

    The League of Grateful Sons DVD looks really great!

  2. Michelle
    June 4, 2011 | 12:28 am

    I liked Western Conservatory on FB.

  3. Janessa
    June 4, 2011 | 12:34 am

    I love Western Conservatory! I actually have a lot of their products, but The league of Grateful Sons is something I’ve been very intrigued by.

  4. Janessa
    June 4, 2011 | 12:34 am

    I like them on FB.

  5. elizabeth
    June 4, 2011 | 12:44 am

    I thought the league of grateful sons dvd looked interesting.

  6. Mandi
    June 4, 2011 | 1:26 am

    I checked out Western Conservatory. If I could only get one thing, I think I would choose the “She shall be called Woman” audio. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  7. Darcy @ Blessings of Nature
    June 4, 2011 | 6:37 am

    I love Western Conservatory! We have enjoyed and gleaned so much from Return of the Daughters, So Much More, The League of Grateful Sons and Father to Son. I’m hoping someday to hear Mrs. Botkin’s series “She Shall be Called Women”.

  8. Darcy @ Blessings of Nature
    June 4, 2011 | 6:38 am

    I “like” Western Conservatory on Facebook.

  9. Gerky
    June 4, 2011 | 9:51 am

    An English Family in the American Wilderness looks pretty good.

  10. Rebecca R.
    June 4, 2011 | 11:55 am

    League of Grateful Sons sounds excellent!

  11. Lore Ellsworth
    June 4, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    An English Family in the American Wilderness would make a great one to have in my library.

  12. Bethany
    June 4, 2011 | 3:37 pm

    Wow, although I’ve been to the Western Conservatory site before, I never looked through all the products they have. I was missing out! I really think I would find the “She shall be called Woman” cds beneficial, but would also love to hear “Teaching our Children to Teach themselves.” Trying to navigate being a wife, full time mother, and beginning homeschooler while expecting our third child in a couple weeks. This is a great resource that I know I will return to again and again. Thank you!

  13. Nicki
    June 4, 2011 | 4:32 pm

    I actually have several products from Western conservatory, but I’d like to have the Homeschool Dropouts.

    If I was to win, I’d actually prefer the download version, as we put everything on our iPods now.


  14. Lisa Maria
    June 4, 2011 | 7:46 pm

    Hi Kimberly, I’m really excited to enter this giveaway because its the only one I’ve encountered so far that caters to overseas people too! I’ve checked out the site and being a lover of history with four daughters who love it as well, I absolutely love The Voices from the Past series as well as An English Family in the American Wilderness and Abigail Adams. The What Our Father Taught Us bundle looks pretty good too. In fact, anything from Western Conservatory would be a welcome addition to our library. Thank you for this great giveaway!

  15. Leanne
    June 4, 2011 | 8:01 pm

    What a plethora of resources!! I loved the Father’s to Sons and The League of Grateful Sons. Honestly, everything looked worthwhile on the site!!

  16. Kristen
    June 4, 2011 | 8:47 pm

    Very nice give-away! I also liked the Timeline of the Reformation as well as An English Family in the American Wilderness. We are really enjoying studying history at home. Truthfully, I am learning history for the first time in my life, and I’m the teacher.

  17. Melinda
    June 4, 2011 | 10:07 pm

    I like the Christian Families at the Crossroads set. I’m particularly interested in the Beyond Getting Along:Making Allies of Your Siblings.

  18. Amanda
    June 5, 2011 | 4:32 am

    We are a missionary family in Japan and I had no idea about Western Conservatory. What a great collection of resources that help us live out Philippians 4:8. In addition to the Voices from the Past I am strongly considering ordering the Father to Son dvds and the Crossroads audio collection.

  19. Amanda
    June 5, 2011 | 4:33 am

    I “like” Western Conservatory on facebook.

  20. Carrie
    June 5, 2011 | 9:00 am

    Wow, I hadn’t seen this site before. I plan to get the Crossroads Audio Collection.

  21. Ashley
    June 5, 2011 | 4:20 pm

    I would love to hear “She Shall be Called Woman.” Thank you for introducing me to these wonderful resources!

  22. Kelly Maine
    June 5, 2011 | 7:19 pm

    The Crossroads Collection looks good…

  23. Wendi
    June 6, 2011 | 12:14 am

    These would be so wonderful to listen to this summer as the kids and I drive across the country from AZ to MI to go visit my in-laws. I can imagine the conversations that we would have and what a great way to keep the learning going for all of us (me included) as we drive for several days. Two other products that I am interested in are the dvd’s titled The League of Grateful Sons and The Return of the Daughters. Thank you for this wonderful suggestion and this great giveaway.

  24. vernelle cheeseman
    June 6, 2011 | 7:38 am

    I like the “Crossroads” series. Looks like something my kids would like.

  25. Shari
    June 6, 2011 | 9:24 am

    Ooh! I’ve been wanting this!! And on their site, I’m drooling over many things- especially the Homeschool Dropouts DVD. I’ve heard lots of good things about that one!!


  26. Emily
    June 6, 2011 | 5:54 pm

    She shall be called Woman sounds good to me.

  27. Emily
    June 6, 2011 | 5:58 pm

    I liked Western Conservatory on facebook.

  28. Mandi K
    June 7, 2011 | 12:05 am

    I Love “She shall be called woman”. I think next on my list of “to-gets” is “An English Family in the American Wilderness”.

  29. Mandi K
    June 7, 2011 | 12:06 am

    I will definitely “like” Western Conservatory on facebook!

  30. Lisa C
    June 7, 2011 | 8:52 am

    The Crossroads Collection and Father to Son look like amazing resources. We have a heart for families so this information would be great to share with others to strengthen them.

  31. Julie Flake
    June 8, 2011 | 9:22 am

    The Return of the Daughters, and Teaching Our Children look good too!

  32. Vikki
    June 8, 2011 | 11:57 am

    Surviving the pill…1st 50 yrs. Would love to hear it!

  33. Heather
    June 8, 2011 | 4:43 pm

    I would love the “Making Allies of Your Siblings” audio for my family. we come from a long history of sibling strife, and we don’t want that for our children.

  34. Heather
    June 8, 2011 | 4:44 pm

    I also “Like” western Conservatory on Facebook :)

  35. Angela
    June 8, 2011 | 11:22 pm

    ‘She Shall be Called Woman’ looks fantastic. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway.

  36. Cheryl @Treasures from a Shoebox
    June 9, 2011 | 9:28 am

    I love Western Conservatory! I once won Evenings with Victoria Botkin from them! We have several of their resources already, but one product I have my eye on is Abigail Adams: Her Letters.

  37. Cheryl @Treasures from a Shoebox
    June 9, 2011 | 9:29 am

    I “like” Western Conservatory (on Facebook).

  38. Cheryl @Treasures from a Shoebox
    June 9, 2011 | 9:33 am

    I shared this giveaway on my Treasures from a Shoebox blog Facebook Page here:

  39. Cheryl @Treasures from a Shoebox
    June 9, 2011 | 9:39 am

    I tweeted! (I’m still learning) I’m also now following you on Twitter (but not in a creepy, stalking sort of way :0).

  40. deirdre
    June 9, 2011 | 10:06 pm

    nursing at keyboard so 1 handed typing. i am interested in homeschool dropouts and history of the pill.

  41. deirdre
    June 9, 2011 | 10:09 pm

    i liked western conservatory on fb.

  42. deirdre
    June 9, 2011 | 10:09 pm

    i posted on fb about the giveaway.

  43. patti
    June 9, 2011 | 10:57 pm

    I really enjoyed A League of Grateful Sons. Very well made and the story was priceless.