Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Bygones - Book #3 in Summer Reading Giveaway

We are already at book #3 in the Summer Reading Giveaway. Don't forget to leave a comment on this post and if you haven't commented on the earlier two posts, go back and leave me a comment there as well. You will get one chance to win per day for the group of four books that I am giving away on Saturday just by reading my review and leaving a comment! The books include:

Gone With the Groom

Veil of Fire


Fair Game

Introducing to you:

Kim Vogel Sawyer
ISBN: 1597894044
Released April 2007
Barbour Books

Stories of the Mennonites and their simpler way of life have always interested me and this story, Bygones, is no different. Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of this beautiful story of redemption by God and by family. It has twists and turns that you would not expect, but it all comes back to Marie's upbringing and love for God and the Mennonite ways. I really enjoyed this book. It was an uplifting story that shows God's love for His people-no matter what religion. This is a first book of a series, which means that we will get to continue this beautiful and heartwarming story. If you like Wanda Brunstetter and her series of books, then you will definitely like Kim's new book.

Bygones is the first book of the Sommerfeld Trilogy. Here is the synopsis of the book: "Widower Marie Koeppler Quinn and her grown daughter Beth return to the Mennonite community Marie abandoned twenty-three years ago. Soon after their arrival in Sommerfeld, a series of mysterious thefts raises the community's suspicions against the "outsiders." Can Marie prove their innocence or will she be forced to flee once more?
Henry Braun soon begins to wonder if she's stolen more than his heart. When all is said and done, can Henry and Marie let bygones be bygones, or has their love been doomed from the start?"

Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of this book and she has a very full life. Kim lives in Kansas and is a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, writer, speaker, and lover of cats and chocolate. From the time she was a very little girl, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and seeing her words in print is the culmination of a life-long dream. Kim relishes her time with family and friends, and stays active in her church by teaching adult Sunday School, singing in the choir, and being a "ding-a-ling" (playing in the bell choir). In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy.

If this simpler way of life is one of your favorite reading topics, then Bygones is a book that you will enjoy.

Don't forget to leave a comment and share the giveaway with your friends! Come back tomorrow for the final book in this week's giveaway. Blessings to you all!

Smiles and Loves! Janis


Laurel Wreath said...

Sounds very interesting especially because I had an Aunt that went to a Mennonites church and they have always intereted me.

Have a great day.

Judith said...

So nice to meet you through your leaving a comment on my post, "The Finest Gift".

Your quotes on your blog and that beautiful sun shot are just what's needed to begin a new day.

Please keep the book reviews coming. Seeing a piece of the world through someone else's lens helps.

Lisa writes... said...

Have you read any of Beverly Lewis' Amish books? Also wonderful. I especially liked "The Redemption of Sarah Cain."

Lori said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog... I'll let you know if he gets the coveted Nintendo!

I'm bookmarking you and coming back to read more!

Homemom3 said...

Sounds like an interesting read, I must admit the simpler way of living has made me wonder a time or two. I'm more of a country girl myself, than this city I'm living in.

julie said...

This sounds great. I love simple.

Lori said...

I love reading stories about the simple life. Pick me!

Org Junkie said...

Simple is good!!!


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