Oct 3, 2010

In Every Heartbeat by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Three best friends, three cherished dreams, three searching hearts...

As three friends who grew up in the same orphanage head off to college together, they each harbor a special plan for the future. 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.

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?


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. She invites you to visit her Web site at www.kimvogelsawyer.com for more information.


I believe this is the first book I have ever read by Kim Vogel Sawyer, but it was like coming back to visit with an old friend.  There are three main characters and the story begins as they go off to their first year of university. All three are close friends, having been raised in the same orphanage. Each has their own painful past and regrets about their less than perfect childhood.

There are many discoveries and surprises within the first few months at university, some of which are totally devastating.  They discover things about themselves, their past, their faith, and also about each other.  This is a great story, filled with compassion, forgiveness, and also of fierce loyalty to friends and family, no matter how difficult the circumstances seemed at the time.

If you enjoy historical romance with a strong focus on God's provisions and the importance of following His plans for life, then you will really enjoy In Every Heartbeat.  I am looking forward to reading more books by this author.

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

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