Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Hopeful Heart: A Book Review

About The Book:

Can she turn her second-best chance into a golden opportunity?
Dowryless and desperate, Tressa Neill applies to the inaugural class of Wyatt Herdsman School in Barnett, Kansas. The school's one-of-a-kind program teaches young women from the East the skills needed to become a rancher--or the wife of one. But will Tressa have what it takes to survive Hattie Wyatt's hands-on instruction in skills such as milking a cow, branding a calf, and cooking up a mess of grub for hungry ranch hands?
Abel Samms wants nothing to do with the passel of potential brides his neighbor brought to town. He was smitten with an eastern girl once--and he got his heart broken. But there's something about quiet Tressa and her bumbling ways that makes him take notice. When trouble strikes, will Abel risk his life--and his heart--to help this eastern girl? 

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 six grandchildren. She invites you to visit her Web site at for more information.

My Review:

I am a big fan of Christian historical fiction, and also of Kim Vogel Sawyer, so I was very excited to read A Hopeful Heart. I love Sawyer's writing style and the characters were so real. The storyline jumped off of each page, and I felt like I was right in each scene. I also love that throughout the book, the characters were open about their faith in God, drawing on the theme of hanging onto our faith even in the toughest of experiences.

If you like historical fiction, you must read this book! You will not regret it! I highly recommend it and give it a thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase A Hopeful Heart online, through Bethany House Publishers, available now. It is also available through your favorite local bookseller.

***This book was provided courtesy of Bethany House and Graf-Martian Communications, Inc.****

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