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Friday, January 26, 2018

Review: Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer

About the Author "KIM VOGEL SAWYER‘s titles have garnered awards including the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Kim lives in central Kansas with her retired military husband Don. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters and a bevy of grandchildren."

About Beneath a Prairie Moon
"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, and he’s put off by the snooty airs and fastidious behavior of the “little city gal” in their midst. But as time goes by, his heart goes out to the teacher who tries so diligently to smooth the rough edges from the down-to-earth men. How can he teach her that perfection won’t bring happiness?"

Beneath a Prairie Moon is the newest book by Kim Vogel Sawyer and will be releasing on March 20th.  It is available for pre-order on Amazon.  This is a stand alone novel of around 352 pages.  The paperback is listed for $10.99 and the Kindle edition for $11.99.  It will be available in other locations as well. I make no money from Amazon, it just happens to be where I buy most of my books.

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I love Kim Vogel Sawyer.  She is one of my favorite authors.  I have been on her team to promote her books several times but somehow missed out on the application for this book, so I was excited to see it available from another company I review for.  Ms. Sawyer writes contemporary and historical novels.  Beneath a Prairie Moon is a Historical Fiction and like many of her novels takes place in Kansas during the time period when Mail Order Brides were a common occurrence, in the late 1800's.

Beneath a Prairie Moon has all the elements of a great story.  It draws you in right from the beginning.  The descriptions of the characters and the setting are wonderful.  The story will make you laugh (there are definitely some very humorous parts), cry, and leave you in suspense.  There of course is some romance but because it is Christian fiction not anything overly romantic.  I loved the way the townspeople (most of them anyway) made Abigail feel as though she belonged and treated her like one of their own even when she felt herself above the others.  Everyone should live in a town like Spiveyville.  Beneath a Prairie Moon has a great message of hope and love and trusting in God.  It also carries a message of the importance of forgiveness.

If you enjoy historical fiction or Christian fiction, I highly recommend books by Kim Vogel Sawyer!  I loved Beneath a Prairie Moon (I've already read it twice), and cannot wait to see what her next release will be.  

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance to the FTC regulations.

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