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Kim Vogel Sawyer

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  • Bringing Maggie Home | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    Bringing Maggie Home

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Barbara McCulloh
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    When Meghan DeFord is forced to take a six-week leave-of-absence after a traffic accident, she chooses to spend the time with her grandmother. Meghan has wonderful memories of childhood summers with her Grandma Hazel and anticipates a time of relaxation and filling a scrapbook with pictures of their time together. Meghan's mother arrives unexpectedly and brings her long resentment towards Hazel for her overprotectiveness and near paranoia. During their time together, Hazel confesses her long-held secret....

    Katherine says: "Three generations of women coming together"
  • Grace and the Preacher | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    Grace and the Preacher

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cozart
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    Mistaken identity leads to romance, laughter, and second chances in this inspirational historical romance. The Kansas community of Fairland anticipates the arrival of their new minister. Over the past several months, late in 1882, postmistress Grace Cristler has communicated with Reverend Dille via letters, answering his questions about the little town and its members, and developing an affection for the man who pens thoughtful missives.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Story"
  • Guide Me Home: A Novel | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    Guide Me Home: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Twenty-one-year-old Rebecca Hardin is determined to help provide for her family, living a hardscrabble life in 1910 in the Southern Kentucky hills. Her brother, Andy, died when he became lost in a cave five years earlier, and Rebecca feels responsible for his death because she'd told him to "go, get lost". The best wages at Mammoth Cave are earned by the guides, who receive a salary plus tips from the guests. But only men are allowed to be guides, so Rebecca cuts her hair, dons some of Andy's clothes, and introduces herself as Reb to the estate manager.

    Debbie says: "Great story, happy tears!"
  • Room for Hope | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    Room for Hope

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
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    Neva Shilling has a heavy load of responsibility while her husband travels to neighboring communities and sells items from his wagon. In his absence, she faithfully runs the Shilling Mercantile, working to keep their business strong as the Depression takes its toll, and caring for their twins. When a wagon pulls up after supper, Neva and her children rush out - and into the presence of the deputy driving a wagon carrying three young children.

    Cherry Whittington says: "Good Christian fiction"
  • Sweet Sanctuary | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    Sweet Sanctuary

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Myra Lucretia Taylor
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    Set in World War II New York, Sweet Sanctuary introduces Lydia Eldridge, her young son Nicky, and Dr. Micah Hatcher, a man from Lydia's past. Lydia is desperate to protect Nicky from his drug-addicted father. Leaning on Micah, who's hiding secrets of his own, they are seeking refuge and safety -- for themselves, for Nicky, and for those around them. But will they ever find it?

    Cecilia McNeil says: "Excellent book"
  • Waiting for Summer's Return | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    Waiting for Summer's Return

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
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    Suddenly all alone in 1894 Kansas, Summer Steadman can't find the employment she needs to settle near the fresh graves of her husband and four children. Bitter against the Lord and refusing to eat, she collapses in despair. Remembering his own painful loss, godly widower Peter Ollenbuger offers her food and shelter for tutoring his 10-year-old son.

    California Rose says: "Wonderful"
  • When Love Returns | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    When Love Returns

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
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    Riddled with doubt and lingering regrets, will Suzanne and Paul find strength in God to explore a second chance at love? It wasn't easy to move back to the Old Order Mennonite community from which quiet, responsible Suzanne Zimmerman was shamefully sent away as a pregnant teen. Returning 20 years later to take care of her mother, Suzanne and Alexa - the daughter she raised as her own - have spent months rebuilding relationships with her family.

    JayVee says: "Thoroughly enjoyed this book."
  • A Hopeful Heart | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    A Hopeful Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens
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    Drawn to the enduring truths of Kim Vogel Sawyer’s gentle stories, fans and critics alike have fallen in love with the novels of this ACFW Book of the Year Award winner. Set in 1888 Kansas, A Hopeful Heart tells the story of a young woman from Back East who’s convinced she must settle for a life that’s second best. But as she struggles to overcome the challenges of a new faith and the hardships of frontier life, she may discover that—for her—the best is yet to come.

    Teresa says: "A HOPEFUL HEART"
  • When Mercy Rains: Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy, Book 1 | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    When Mercy Rains: Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
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    She left, heavily weighted with secrets. But God reveals all things, in His timing. And He redeems them. Suzanne Zimmerman was only 17 and pregnant when her shamed mother quietly sent her away from their Old Order Mennonite community in Kansas. With her old home, family, and first love firmly behind her, Suzanne moved to Indiana, became a nurse, and raised a daughter, Alexa, on her own. Now, nearly 20 years later, an unexpected letter arrives from Kansas.

    Pamella Young says: "Good lessons on making assumptions"
  • When Grace Sings | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    When Grace Sings

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
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    Alexa Zimmerman wonders if the Old Order Mennonite community in Arborville, Kansas, will ever fully accept her. Her family roots here aren't what anyone thought when she first arrived, but she is hopeful that her culinary and hospitality skills will win the skeptics over. The bed-and-breakfast she's operating needs to succeed, so Alexa agrees to allow Briley Forrester, the hotshot reporter from Chicago, to stay as a long-term boarder, not knowing his real motives for being among the Plain folk.

    GMA7 says: "Love the book itself but recording was not good"
  • Where the Heart Leads | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    Where the Heart Leads

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
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    With a college diploma safely in hand, 20-year-old Thomas Ollenburger is torn between his Mennonite roots on the Kansas prairie and his affluent life in Boston society - and by romantic entanglements in each world. And now even Heaven seems deaf to questions about his choices of vocation, wife, and home.

    Shirley says: "Not as good as "Waiting for Summer's Return""
  • A Home in Drayton Valley: Heart of the Prairie, Book 9 | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    A Home in Drayton Valley: Heart of the Prairie, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Barbara McCulloh
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    A Home in Drayton Valley is a tale of keeping the faith in the face of great uncertainty. In 1880, Tarsie Raines is traveling from New York to Kansas with the Brubachers: Joss, Mary, and their two children. Along the way, tragedy strikes, leaving Tarsie and Joss alone to face an unthinkable crisis - and only God’s love to guide them forward.

    Donna/BookTiger says: "Promise of the heart"
  • What Once Was Lost | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    What Once Was Lost

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Pilar Witherspoon
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    The practice of ministering to the widows and orphans is reflected in this story of Christina Willems, a young woman from Kansas, in 1884, who is determined to reopen the poor farm she manages after a fire devastates the property. She finds opposition from many surprising corners but an unlikely ally in a lumber mill owner who wants nothing more than to hold himself aloof from the world and its troubles. Levi Jonnson agrees to take care of one of the poor farm residents, a young blind boy - and in doing so opens himself up to Christina's world in ways he wouldn't have imagined.

    Carrie Fancett Pagels says: "Wonderful Listen!"
  • A Whisper of Peace | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    A Whisper of Peace

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    Kim Vogel Sawyer enlivens listeners’ hearts with her CBA and ECPA best-selling inspirational novels. Set in 1898 Alaska, A Whisper of Peace finds Lizzie Dawson living alone in a forest cabin, ostracized by the members of her native tribe - thanks to her mixed Athbascan and white heritage. Into her world comes missionary Clay Selby, a man devoted to spreading the word of God. Lizzie and Clay’s attraction is immediate, but it also threatens to derail Clay’s work and further alienate Lizzie from her people.

    A. C. says: "Best book ever!"
  • A Promise for Spring | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    A Promise for Spring

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
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    In A Promise for Spring by ACF Book of the Year novelist Kim Vogel Sawyer, Geoffrey Garrett leaves his 17-year-old fiancée in England while he establishes his Kansas ranch and builds her a proper house. But when he sends for her five years later in 1874, it's clear her feelings have changed far more than his. Despite his desire to marry and her wish to leave, they forge a compromise. If she remains as the ranch's housekeeper until spring, he will pay for her trip back home.

    A. C. says: "Love this story "
  • Fields of Grace | Kim Vogel-Sawyer

    Fields of Grace

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel-Sawyer
    • Narrated By Traci Svensgaard
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    With their eldest son nearly to the age when he will be drafted into military service, Reinhardt and Lillian Vogt decide to immigrate to America, the land of liberty, with their three sons and Reinhardt's adopted brother, Eli. But when tragedy strikes during the voyage, Lillian and Eli are forced into an agreement neither desires.

    susan says: "heart warming"
  • My Heart Remembers | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    My Heart Remembers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Heather O'Neil
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    After a New York tenement fire kills their immigrant parents in 1886, Maelle, Mattie, and Molly Gallagher soon find themselves aboard a crowded orphan train - hoping a family will adopt them in Missouri. Despite eight-year-old Maelle's best efforts to keep the young survivors together, they must split up.

    Teresa says: "Almost Didn't Finish"
  • In Every Heartbeat | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    In Every Heartbeat

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
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    As three friends who grew up in the same orphanage head off to college together, they each harbor a special plan for the future. Libby Conley hopes to become a famous journalist. Pete Leidig believes God has called him to study to become a minister. And Bennett Martin plans to pledge a fraternity, find a place to belong, and have as much fun as possible. But as tensions rise around the world on the brink of World War I, the friends' differing aspirations and opinions begin to divide them, as well.

    Teresa says: "Sequel to My Heart Remembers"
  • Where Willows Grow | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    Where Willows Grow

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens
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    Set in 1936 Kansas, Where Willows Grow transports listeners to America's drought-stricken heartland as the hopes and dreams of hardworking farmers blow away with the wind. As pregnant Anna Mae and her husband Harley struggle to feed their growing family, Harley travels 100 miles to build a WPA monument. But Anna Mae grows increasingly desperate as months drag on with no word from her husband.

    Trudy says: "Where Willows Grow"
  • Song of My Heart | Kim Vogel Sawyer

    Song of My Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Laurie Birmingham
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    Sadie Wagner has always been devoted to her family. So when her stepfather is injured and can't work, she decides to leave home and accept a position as a clerk at the mercantile in Goldtree, Kansas. Goldtree also offers the opportunity to use her God-given singing talent - though the promised opera house is far different from what she imagined. With her family needing every cent she can provide, Sadie will do anything to keep her job.

    Carrie Fancett Pagels says: "Sweet Romance and Easy Listen"
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