Wednesday, September 22, 2010

CFBA: In Every Heartbeat by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Song Stuck on the Brain: Return to Sender by Elvis Presley

Woke up singing it, have no idea why...

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing

In Every Heartbeat
Bethany House (September 1, 2010)


Kim Vogel Sawyer


Kim's latest novel is an emotional tour of the heart. A look inside at what we desire and expect of God - and whether He fits in the box we choose to push Him in to. Pete, Libby and Bennett each have unique abandonment issues, even though they were all brought up in an orphanage. A shared past should bond them closer together, but as they step out into the bigger world, they find that they are all facing issues bigger than they expect. Issues that could push them apart rather than bring them closer together.

I enjoyed the gentle story telling that pierces the heart. It gave me an opportunity to view my relationship with God through different eyes, like an outsider would see me and learn from my example. Potent stuff.


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.


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.

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