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    • Beneath a Prairie Moon

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Abigail Brantley grew up in affluence and knows exactly how to behave in high society. But when she is cast from the social registers due to her father's illegal dealings, she finds herself forced into a role she never imagined: tutoring rough Kansas ranchers in the subjects of manners and morals so they can "marry up" with their mail-order brides. Mack Cleveland, whose father was swindled by a mail-order bride, wants no part of the scheme to bring Eastern women to Spiveyville, Kansas, but as time goes by, his heart goes out to the teacher.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved

    • By Amanda on 04-10-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Bringing Maggie Home

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story and narrator

    • By Connie on 12-02-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Ours for a Season

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cozart
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Anthony and Marty Hirschler are part of an Old Order Mennonite community in Pine Hill, Indiana. The couple has grown apart since a doctor confirmed they would never have children. Marty longs to escape the tight-knit area where large families are valued, and the opportunity to do so arises when her childhood friend, Brooke Spalding, resurfaces with the wild idea of rebuilding a ghost town into a resort community. Brooke hires Anthony to help with the construction, drawing the Hirschlers away from Indiana and into her plan, and then finds herself diagnosed with cancer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cute clean story, lots of Scripture, good narrator

    • By Debbie on 09-21-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • When Mercy Rains

    • Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very good listen

    • By Francine on 12-16-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • My Heart Remembers

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Scott on 05-24-10

    Regular price: $36.37

    • Room for Hope

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Christian fiction

    • By Cherry Whittington on 05-20-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Grace and the Preacher

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cozart
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • When Grace Sings

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love the book itself but recording was not good

    • By GMA7 on 10-05-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • In Every Heartbeat

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible, irritating narration

    • By Judy on 11-14-10

    Regular price: $27.99

    • When Hope Blossoms

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    When Hope Blossoms stars Amy Knackstedt, a Mennonite who, following the death of her husband, moves with her children to Weaverly, Kansas. Her new neighbor, Tim Roper, isn't happy with this family living next door - they remind him too much of the Mennonite life he escaped years ago. But soon Amy and Tim develop a tentative friendship - and perhaps something more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • i thouroughy enjoyed the story

    • By susan on 01-07-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Fields of Grace

    • By: Kim Vogel-Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Traci Svensgaard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • heart warming

    • By susan on 05-21-12

    Regular price: $16.98

    • Courting Miss Amsel

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Laurie Birmingham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    In this enthralling tale, schoolmarm Edythe Amsel arrives in 1882 Nebraska with lofty goals. Soon her teaching methods—and her views on women’s rights—ruffle feathers. Only Joel Townsend speaks in support of the teacher who’s won the affection of his nephews. But when Miss Amsel reveals her deepest beliefs, he can no longer defend her—even if she’s stolen his heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book.

    • By Deborah on 07-21-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Waiting for Summer's Return

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By California Rose on 04-04-07

    Regular price: $27.99

    • When Love Returns

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not for Alexa listeners

    • By psb on 08-20-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Guide Me Home

    • A Novel
    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent as always

    • By Les Raymond on 08-25-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Where the Heart Leads

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as "Waiting for Summer's Return"

    • By Shirley on 01-30-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Echoes of Mercy

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    When a suspicious accident occurs at the famous Dinsmore Chocolate Factory in Sinclair, Kansas, Caroline Lang goes undercover as a factory worker to investigate the circumstances surrounding the event and how the factory treats its youngest employees - the child workers. Caroline' s fervent faith, her difficult childhood, and compassionate heart drove her to her job as an investigator for the Labor Commission and she is compelled to see children freed from such heavy adult responsibilities, to allow them to pursue an education.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too much and too little

    • By Nadene on 07-11-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • A Hopeful Heart

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A HOPEFUL HEART

    • By Teresa on 09-25-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Whisper of Peace

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow

    • By Shawnna T on 12-11-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Promise for Spring

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this story

    • By A. C. on 08-23-16

    Regular price: $27.99

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