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Monday, September 20, 2010


In her latest release, Kim Vogel Sawyer has given us yet another story which touches the heart. From the beautiful illustration on the cover to the satisfying conclusion, I felt the emotions experienced by the characters. Each one came alive on the page. I laughed and cried along with them, feeling the tension, the challenges, heartaches, and longings. This is more than a romance in an historical setting. It presents a message of hope, compassion, love, and God's grace. The characters are not perfect, but in spite of their flaws, they are growing and maturing. They give a hope-filled glimpse of what is possible when we truly open our hearts and desire to follow God's ways. Kim includes all these elements in a natural way, without being 'preachy'. Thanks, Kim, for yet another memorable story, whose characters will remain in my heart.

The story begins in 1914, just prior to the outbreak of WWI. It involves three friends who grew up in the same orphanage, and head off to college together, each with a special plan for their future.  "Libby Conley hopes to become a famous journalist. Peter Leidig believes God has called him into full-time ministry. And Bennett Martin plans to pledge a fraternity, find a place to belong, and have as much fun as possible." But with the outbreak of war imminent, the friends' differences begin to divide them. "When Libby makes a shocking discovery about Pete's family, will it drive a final wedge between the friends or bond them in ways they had never anticipated?" (Excerpted from back cover)
Those who have enjoyed Kim's past novels will welcome this new one to their collection. For others not yet acquainted with her writing, this book is a great introduction to the writings of Kim Vogel Sawyer.

Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of sixteen novels, including many CBA and ECPA bestsellers. Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Kim is active in her church, where she leads womens' fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in Kansas, and have three daughters and six grandchildren. She invites you to visit her Website at http://www.kimvogelsawyer.com/. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter as well.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc. Available now at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group."

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your kind encouragement, Lynn! You are appreciated. :o)