Wednesday, September 22, 2010

In Every Heartbeat by Kim Vogel Sawyer

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

In Every Heartbeat
Bethany House (September 1, 2010)

Kim Vogel Sawyer


Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of fifteen novels, including several 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 women's 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 central Kansas, and have three daughters and six grandchildren.


As three friends who grew up in the same orphanage head off to college together, they each harbor a cherished dream.

Libby Conley hopes to become a famous journalist. Pete Leidig believes God has called him to study to become a minister. And Bennett Martin plans to pledge a fraternity, find a place to belong, and have as much fun as possible.

But as tensions rise around the world on the brink of World War I, the friends' differing aspirations and opinions begin to divide them, as well. And 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 never anticipated?

If you would like to read the first chapter of In Every Heartbeat, go HERE.

Margie's comments: When I pick up a book written by Kim Vogel Sawyer, I know I will get a quiet, gentle read. Her characters are well-developed, including the spiritual aspect. Her settings are interesting. And the plots are intriguing. And I can always count on the message of hope that resonates in every story. In Every Heartbeat did not disappoint. We got to know Pete and Libby as children in My Heart Remembers. So, for me, it was great to reconnect with them as young adults. We all can relate to having dreams we pursue, hoping to see them fulfilled in spite of the obstacles encountered along the way. These are the experiences that shape and mold us, according to the choices we make. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about how the choices Libby, Pete, and Bennett as they pursued their dreams affected who they became by the end of the book. This is an historical fiction I can highly recommend.

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