Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Whisper of Peace....By: Kim Vogel Sawyer

A Whisper of Peace....By: Kim Vogel Sawyer

Ostracized by her tribe because of her white father, Lizzie Dawson lives alone in the mountains of Alaska, practicing the ways of her people even as she resides in the small cabin her father built for her mother. She dreams of reconciling with her grandparents to fulfill her mother’s dying request, but she has not yet found a way to bridge the gap that separate her from her tribe.
Clay Selby has always wanted to be like his father, a missionary who holds a great love for the native people and has brought many to God. Clay and his stepsister, Vivian, arrive in Alaska to set up a church and school among the Athbascan people. Clay is totally focused on this goal…until he meets a young, independent Indian woman with the most striking blue eyes he’s ever seen.
But Lizzie is clearly not part of the tribe, and befriending her might have dire consequences for his mission. Will Clay be forced to choose between his desire to minister to the natives and the quiet nudging of his heart?
If you would like to read the first chapter of A Whisper of Peace, go HERE.

My Review

A Whisper of Peace….by Kim Vogel Sawyer…..Bethany House
Lizzie Dawson is in Alaska taking care of herself because she is not welcome among the Athabascan tribe since she is half white. Her mom married a California guy who decided to leave them and go back to his home in California; after all he was only in Alaska as a trapper. What a jerk he was! One good thing though, he did teach Lizzie how to trap and take care of herself so she is able to survive on her own.
Clay Shelby shows up in Alaska to build a school and church, ministering to the Athabascan tribe, following in his dad’s footsteps. He brings his sister Vivian along and hopes she is able to survive the rough life Alaska has to offer enough to stay and help him out. While there, he meets Lizzie and the two are attracted to each other. The only problem is, if he has anything to do with Lizzie, the Athabascan tribe will block him out of their lives, not listening to him and not helping him with anything.
Kim Vogel Sawyer weaves an awesome story of love, abandonment, survival, forgiveness and grace with well developed characters that the reader will grow to love. The research was well done leaving the reader to feel they were living the story right along with the characters. I recommend this book to historical fiction lovers and those who enjoy a good ole Alaskan Story.
This book was provided by Bethany House. I was not required or expected to give a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

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Kim Vogel Sawyer      ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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 numerous grandchildren.

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