Sunday, June 06, 2010

A Hopeful Heart by Kim Vogel Sawyer

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Hopeful Heart
Bethany House (June 1, 2010)

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 six grandchildren.


Dowryless and desperate, Tressa Neill applies to the inaugural class of Wyatt Herdsman School in Barnett, Kansas, in 1888. 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.

Shy and small for her twenty-two years, Tressa is convinced she'll never have what it takes to survive Hattie Wyatt's hands-on instruction in skills such as milking a cow, branding a calf, riding a horse, and cooking up a mess of grub for hungry ranch hands. But what other options does she have?

Abel Samms wants nothing to do with the group 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 Tressa's life is endangered, will Abel risk his own life--and his heart--to help this eastern girl?

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Brittanie at A Book Lover
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Casey at Writing For Christ
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Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Christy at Southern Sassy Things
Dave at The Plot Thickens
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Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Deborah at Country At Heart
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jenn at One House Schoolroom Reviews
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Kara at Ramblings-n-Writings
Kathleen at Heart 2 Heart
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kim at Window To My World
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
LaShaunda at See Ya On The Net
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynn at Ladybug Chronicles
Margaret at Creative Madness Mama
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Michelle at Raising Little Women
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Pam at Daysong Reflections
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Sabrina at Hijinks From The Heartland
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Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Becky said...

My review.

Kim said...

My Review is up.

Window To My World

Heart2Heart said...

Absolutely LOVED this book! Here's the review:

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Carly Kendall said...


Deanna said...


Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted with review

Mocha with Linda said...

Posting overnight.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review.

carla stewart said...

My post is up. Kim's a delightful writer!

Casey said...

Posted w/ review. This was a GREAT book!!

Molly(Buukluvr81) said...

Posting this PM with a review! WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL!!!

Jasmine said...


CherryBlossomMJ said...

I wasn't a fan of this one. Maybe it was an off day. But it just did not hook me.

Tarasview said...

posted on Monday

Stephanie said...

Love Kim! Review is up!

Margie Vawter said...

Posted with a review.

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Brittanie said...

Posted with short review.

Kim Vogel Sawyer said...

Thank you to everyone who has posted a kind review. I had a great deal of fun creating the Wyatt Herdsman School. I really appreciate the reviews! God bless you...

Lynn said...

My review is posted..

Janna said...

Posted with review!

April Erwin said...

mine's up.

Betsy St. Amant said...

Posted , two days late. I apologize. We had some bad news for our family and it threw me off. Love Kim's writing as always!

Joan said...

Glad to see so many fans of Kim Vogel Sawyer. We're having a book giveaway for this book on our site. It is Learning to be content...

Hope this book will bless all who read it.