Just As I Am is a nice little story (in ebook form) to fill in the gap between WHAT ONCE WAS LOST and ECHOES OF MERCY. As always, Kim Vogel Sawyer introduces interesting characters like Daisy and Robby and causes you to care about what happens to them. And she gives such detail to the setting that you can almost see the sights and hear the sounds of Dinsmore's World Famous Chocolate Factory and the rest of Sinclair, Kansas.
JUST AS I AM is well worth the hour or two it takes to read . . .
and makes me anxious to read ECHOES OF MERCY soon!
About the Story
In this romantic 19th century-set short fiction follow-up to What Once Was Lost, while setting the stage for Sawyer's next novel, Echoes of Mercy, a young woman must let go of past rejections to find hope in the meaningful future God wants for her.
Daisy Forrester has been raised in Brambleville, Kansas at Dunnigan's
Orphan Asylum by Levi and Christina Jonnson. As she has watched younger,
more appealing orphans come and go on to new families, Daisy has spent
years becoming a valued helper for Ma and Pa Jonnson, as the orphans
call them. However, she is coming up on her sixteenth birthday, and it
will soon be time for her to make her own way in the world. Nervous
about leaving the farm, she turns to the one connection she has out in
the world--Robby, a friend who left the asylum before her and is now
employed in Sinclair, Kansas at Dinsmore's World Famous Chocolate
Daisy heads for the safe harbor that is his
friendship, but the outside world doesn't offer the friendly welcome
that Daisy dreams of and Robby faces unique challenges of his own in the
form of an eager co-worker bent on sending Daisy back to Brambleville.
Can Daisy look beyond her own insecurities to embrace a young man with
great affection for her, and a God who calls her 'beloved'--just as she
About the Author
Kim Vogel Sawyer is a best-selling author highly acclaimed
for her gentle stories of hope. More than one million copies of her books are
currently in print with awards including the ACFW Carol Award, the
Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.
Kim lives in central Kansas,
where she and her retired military husband, Don, run a bed-and-breakfast inn
with the help of their feline companions. She savors time with her daughters
Learn more about Kim at http://www.kimvogelsawyer.com/.