Wednesday, March 23, 2011

On My Nightstand - In Every Heartbeat by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Libby, Petey, and Bennett are best buds from their growing-up years in an orphanage. When given the opportunity to attend college, they're thrilled.

Campus life proves more difficult than they expected. Fraternities haze the guys, while Libby's efforts to land a writing job with a newspaper meet with failure. Each friend fights to overcome the stigma of being an orphan. In Petey's case the issue of a disability adds to the drama.

Growth comes as they discover their own weaknesses and limitations. Only when they depend wholly on the One, who is a Father to the fatherless, do they find peace and purpose.

Kim Vogel Sawyer does a masterful job with this story. The universal themes of love, forgiveness, and fighting for the underdog resonated with this reader.

Plenty of chilly days and nights are still ahead. Curl up with some cocoa, tea, or coffee, and immerse yourself in this pre-WWI novel. You'll be happy you did.


12 comments:

Karen Lange said...

Enjoyed this one a bunch! She's among my favorite writers. Thanks for sharing, Susan!
Blessings,
Karen

Jaime Wright said...

So funny you reviewed this! I just unpacked my babies (my books) from our recent move and put them on the bookshelf last night. I found this one and realized I'd bought it but not read it yet!!! Exciting!! So much to read! :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

She's also one of my favorite authors. Her books always have a strong spiritual message.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jaime -

See, it's time to read this book! I think you'll enjoy it.

Blessings,
Susan :)

quietspirit said...

Kim Vogel Sawyer is a very popular writer. I have a birthday- certificate for a discount off from the Family Christian Store that I need to spend. I need to make a list of the things I want. I think some of her books will be on it.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

Happy Birthday! I love gift certificates, especially for books or a department store.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan said...

Hi Susan...Have not read this author. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting. So nice to have you stop by. Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

I always enjoy your blog. Wish I could add some hours to the day and visit more often. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Jeanette Levellie said...

Sounds lovely, Susan. Thanks for the review. My huge mug of tea sits close by as I type this--we are back to Winter in IL today!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

Oh, I know what you mean! We had a dusting of snow, and temps below freezing. Brrr!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Lloyd said...

I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and check it out. God bless, Lloyd

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lloyd -

Welcome, and thank you for becoming a Follower and commenting. I post here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

I'll pop over to your place. :)

Blessings,
Susan