Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A story of Amazing Grace -- Grace and the Preacher

"Thank you, God, for givin' me Grace!"

I know I sound like a broken record, but I just can't help it!  Whenever I see the name Kim Vogel Sawyer on a book, I know it's going to be great.  And I was certainly not disappointed with Grace and the Preacher.

As always, Kim has given us characters that literally leap off the page with life.  I felt the heart and soul of Grace, Theo, Uncle Philemon, and others as I walked through their stories with them.  Innocent mistakes and deliberate deceit led to adventures filled with joys and pains that kept me totally engaged and eager to see how all the jumble could be unraveled and put back together.  Kim crafted a beautiful tale of  love and grace that was a delight to read and provided splendid nuggets for thought like the following:

  "If Jesus said it, we oughtta do it."

 "He has to be first. Because if He's not first, then we can't be whole."

Fans of great inspirational fiction should thoroughly enjoy this captivating historical story.  Thanks to the author and her publisher for sharing a copy of Grace and the Preacher.  I am delighted to share my thoughts in this review.

About the Book:

At the age of twenty-three, postmistress Grace Cristler has all but given up hope of finding a husband among the narrowing group of eligible men in her town of Fairland, Kansas. But when her uncle decides to retire from the pulpit, Grace is responsible for corresponding with the new preacher set to take his place. She can’t deny the affection growing in her heart for Reverend Rufus Dille—a man she deeply admires but has only met through his letters.

Theophil Garrison is on the run from his past. Ten years ago his outlaw cousins convinced him to take part in a train robbery, but Theo fled the scene, leaving his cousins to face imprisonment. Now they’ve finished their sentences, but the plan for vengeance has just begun. Branded a coward and running for his life, Theo has aa chance encounter that could provide him with the escape he needs. 

But the young man’s desperate con might come at an enormous price for the tenderhearted Grace—and the entire town. Will Grace’s undeserved affection and God’s mercy make something beautiful from the ashes of Theo’s past?

About the Author:

Kim Vogel Sawyer enjoys a full-time writing and speaking ministry. Empty-nesters, Kim and her retired military husband, Don, are active in their church’s music ministry. Additionally, Kim helps lead women’s fellowship and enjoys teaching at writing conferences and spiritual retreats. When she isn't writing, Kim enjoys quilting, traveling, and spoiling her granddarlings. 

With over 40 titles on library shelves and more than 1.5 million copies of her books in print worldwide,

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