Friday, June 29, 2012

A Whisper of Peace

Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer
Publisher: Bethany House
September 2011
ISBN: 978-0764207853
Genre: Inspirational/historical

Lizzie Dawson is cut off from her Native tribe because of her white father. She lives alone in the mountains of Alaska. She lives in the small cabin her father built surrounded by her dog teams and wildlife.

Clay Selby is a missionary. His parents served a native American tribe in Oklahoma, now Clay and his sister are planning to serve as missionaries to a tribe in Alaska. Clay wants to preach, and Vivian wants to teach them how to read and write. He is focused on this goal, at least until he meets Lizzie, and intriguing Indian woman with the bluest eyes he’d ever seen.

But even though Clay is drawn to Lizzie—and Lizzie to Clay’s music—befriending each other might Clay’s ministry. But how can Clay choose between the quiet nudging of his heart and his desire to preach the word?

A WHISPER OF PEACE is a sweet romance set in Alaska, complete with the hurting heroine and strong male lead. Clay is a bit judgmental at first, but he does learn and grow within the pages of the book. Vivian and Lizzie are both going through similar circumstances, though in different ways.

The story is well written, but seemed rather slow at times and it didn’t hold my interest very well though I generally love stories set in Alaska. Still, this is a book that Kim Vogel Sawyer fans will want to read and historical romance fans alike. $14.99. 349 pages.

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