Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Whisper of Peace by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Today, CFBA is introducing A Whisper of Peace by Kim Vogel Sawyer.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

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?

MY THOUGHTS:
If you're a regular reader of my
book reviews, you'll know Kim has quickly become one of my favorite authors. I really enjoy Kim's style of writing. Each book of Kim's that I open feels like I'm settling down with a good friend to visit. From the very first pages, characters always seem warm and familiar, although we've never been introduced.

A Whisper of Peace was an easy, comfortable read. Lizzie comes across the pages exactly as she is described: beautiful and graceful, yet somber and capable. She was definitely someone I would want to meet in person. Clay and Vivian seemed out of place -- but then, I'm sure most white missionaries are out of place in other cultures. Clay's busyness not only put a barrier between him and the Indians, but I also wasn't sure if I liked him or not. Clay's letter from his father said almost the exact same thing I had been thinking up to that point! Well, I guess we all have the same problem (read the book!)...

A Whisper of Peace did not disappoint... although I must say I would have liked to hear more of Vivian's reconciliation and romance.
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AND FOR YOU, a peek into the book:
A Whisper of Peace

A special thank you to Kim and Bethany House through CFBA for sending me a copy to read and review!

Also reviewed on Amazon and Christianbook.

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