Based on historical events and characters, Love to Water My Soul incorporates descriptions of Native American culture and life into a story of a white girl who is raised by Oregon's Paiute people. Abandoned as a baby, Shell Flower is adopted by a tribe, but suffers cruel conditions before she finds peace with herself. When she is rejected by the culture in which she has grown up in, she seeks comfort and understanding from white culture. As she finds a life of love, loss, and some hardship, she finds her devotion to God and her faith. Jane Kirkpatrick, softcover, 368 pages.