Thursday, October 7, 2010

BOOK REVIEW: In Every Heartbeat

"In Every Heartbeat" a novel by Kim Vogel Sawyer we find three best friends, Libby, Petey, and Bennett, all leaving their childhood home embarking on their future.

Each one of them for various reasons grew up at the Reginald Standler Home for Orphaned and Destitute Children, something they preferred to keep to themselves.

September 1914 finds Libby, Petey and Bennett at the University of Southern Missouri pursuing their own paths, quite different from each other.  Libby - a famous journalist, Petey - dreams of being a minister and Bennett - is just interested in belonging, pledging a fraternity is high on his list.  The threesome finds themselves for one reason or another drifting apart, sometimes making decisions they are not always proud of.

Petey finds himself having to step up and take responsibility for his younger brothers and sisters.  Will this pull him from his dream?  Libby finds herself finding her real place in life and using her writing abilities to please God instead of going against His teachings.  But where does Petey fit in?  And Bennet, he has never felt like he measures up, like he had a place in life.  What decision will he make that will have a great impact on his life?

The answers to these questions and many more can be found in this wonderful book of historical fiction.

MY THOUGHTS:  I enjoyed this book.  It was an easy read that kept my interest.  I was sorry it ended I wanted to read more.  This book is actually a sequel to My Heart Remembers.  This is my first novel by Kim Vogel Sawyer but it definitely will not be my last.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House a division of Baker Publishing Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

until next time... nel

PS:  Tonight is the deadline for my giveaway!

1 comment:

  1. sounds like a great book/series. I'm always looking for new authors to read; will have to check this out :)

    thanks for the review :)