Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Book Review: A Whisper of Peace by Kim Vogel Sawyer

From the back of the book:

Ostracized by her tribe because of her white father, Lizzie Dawson lives alone in the mountains of Alaska, practicing the ways of her people even as she resides in the small cabin her father built for her mother.  She dreams of reconciling with her grandparents to fulfill her mother's dying request, but she has not yet found a way to bridge the gap that separates her from her tribe.

Clay Selby has always wanted to be like his father, a missionary who holds a great love for the native people and has brought many to God.  Clay arrives in Alaska to set up a church and school among the Athabascans.  He is totally focused on his goal...until he meets a young, independent Indian woman with the most striking blue eyes he's ever seen.

But Lizzie is clearly not part of the tribe.  And befriending her might have dire consequences for his mission.  Will Clay be forced to choose between  his desire to minister to the natives and the quiet nudging of his heart.

My Thoughts:

This is a very touching story set in the Wilds of Alaska.  I loved the missionary story line and felt very connected to the characters.  A lot of Christian romance novels do not focus a lot on the Christian part.  Not the case with this book.  With Clay Selby being a missionary it focused a lot on salvation and I found this very refreshing.  It was so nice to read about two totally different people, with different beliefs and from different walks of life, come together.

This book has it all - drama, history, suspense, humor, heartache and love...it is sure to capture your heart as it did mine! 

***I received this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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