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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Book Review

As you all must know by now, I am a writer as well as a grieving mother. So from time to time I will let you know about an excellent book that has crossed my path, mostly fiction, because I devour at least ten times as much fiction as nonfiction. Return this evening for my daily blog about Jolene.

I first became acquainted with Kim Vogel Sawyer when I read the three books that now have been republished as Kansas Weddings. Her courage and skill in addressing difficult subjects such as mentally disability and alcoholism made me seek her out again. So when she asked for people to review her new book, I jumped at the chance. She exceeded my expectations.

My Heart Remembers tells the story of three siblings who traveled west on one of the “orphan trains” and were separated. Others have written orphan train stories, but rarely so well. Hope, love and joy flow in spite the hardships that the oldest two children endured, and the betrayal that the youngest experienced.

Predictably, the siblings reunite by the end of the book, but road they each travel and the dreams God gives for the future make it well worth reading.

If you are already one of Kim’s fans, delve into her latest story. If you have not yet read anything by Kim, My Heart Remembers is a great place to start.

1 comment:

Jennifer AlLee said...


I loved this book. It's the first one I've read of Kim's and it made me want to go find others. Now, if only I had more time in the day!

Be blessed,