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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 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By Melissa Lathem on 04-13-18

    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 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    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
    • I couldn’t stop listening

    • By Megan Gorg on 09-21-17

    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 331
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    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

    • 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 138
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    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

    • 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 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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

    • 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 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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

    • 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 365
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330

    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

    • A Home in Drayton Valley

    • Heart of the Prairie, Book 9
    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Promise of the heart

    • By Donna/BookTiger on 03-09-13

    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 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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

    • 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 104
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Adventurous Story

    • By Sandra on 05-17-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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

    • 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 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    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

    • 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 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    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

    • 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 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    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

    • 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 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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

    • Song of My Heart

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Laurie Birmingham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet Romance and Easy Listen

    • By Carrie Fancett Pagels on 09-01-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • What Once Was Lost

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Listen!

    • By Carrie Fancett Pagels on 02-09-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Through the Deep Waters

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Kate Turnbull
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    CBA best-selling author and Carol Award winner Kim Vogel Sawyer weaves tales of romance and faith that keep fans coming back for more. In Through the Deep Waters, timid Dinah Hubley takes a job as a chambermaid in a Kansas hotel after leaving her life in a Chicago brothel. Carrying memories that shame her to the core, Dinah spurns the attention of Amos Ackerman, a farmer who knows the healing power of Christ’s love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Satisfying and Heartwarming

    • By Amanda on 11-20-14

    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 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    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

    • Sweet Sanctuary

    • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book

    • By Cecilia McNeil on 05-27-15

    Regular price: $27.99

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