Tuesday, September 6, 2011

CFBA Blog Tour for A Whisper of Peace by Kim Sawyer

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Whisper of Peace
Bethany House (September 1, 2011)
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 numerous grandchildren.


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-I have read many of Kim Sawyer's previous books and really loved them. Her one series about the orphan children is on my top list of books! So I was wondering how I would like this one. It is a bit different than her others and she leaves her normal geography and heads to Alaska! The difference in that wouldn't really bother me but I wanted to see how she did.

This book follows the path of Clay Selby and his step-sister, Vivian. Vivian is not the main character in this book but I found myself really liking her:) She has to put up with her brother and guilt from her past, which you don't find out about until much later in the book. Elizabeth, or Lizzie as she is most often called, has been alienated from her family. Her mother died and her father left her. You find out little details about why things happened but I don't want to give anything away. Clay wants to set up a mission and help the native children with their learning but Vivan wants to help Lizzie. And they can't do both.... Will this lead to a division between them?

This book is not on my top list. I liked it but not as much as the other books Kim has written. I guess I will remain a prairie style girl:) But the plot, the characters and the history is very well done. If you like reading a historical novel with a flair of history and romance, then I suggest you pick up this book!

I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation.

1 comment:

Josiah said...

Doesn't sound to bad, maybe I'll try it.

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