Saturday, October 15, 2011

Book Review - A Whisper of Peace

A Whisper of Peace       

by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Bethany House

Lizzie Dawson is determined to fulfill her mother's dying wish - that Lizzie reconcile with her grandparents. Once peace is made, Lizzie plans to go to California to live with her father. The mountains of Alaska have always been her home, though. She is concerned about fitting into 1898 society in San Francisco. Surely it will differ from the wilds of the Yukon, won't it? No matter, she must join her father.

Clay Selby and his stepsister Vivian are headed to minister to a native tribe near Fort Yukon. Visions of converting the masses swirl though Clay's mind; he'll start by starting a mission school and church. Vivian makes the trip to assist him, hoping to redeem herself for past sins.

In any other world, Lizzie, Clay, and Vivian might not be friends, but they forge an interesting bond out of need and loneliness. The natives tolerate the Selbys, curious about their ways. When the head of the tribe learns of their alliance with Lizzie, he orders them to break ties with her. Lizzie has long been ostracized from the tribe because of her mother's so called transgressions. Faced with the ultimatum, Clay and Vivian must make a hard choice.

Does this book contain action and adventure? Yes. A bit of romance? Yes. Surprises? Oh, yes! Sawyer weaves yet another wonderful story that will engage most historical fiction fans from beginning to end. Vivid detail, unexpected twists and turns, and fabulous characters all add up to a heartwarming and entertaining tale.

I always look forward to new books by Ms. Sawyer, and this one did not disappoint. I finished it in record time; it was a great read.

Are you a fan of historical fiction?

Happy weekend,
Karen

I obtained this copy from Bethany House for review purposes, no compensation was received.

11 comments :

  1. Oh yes. I love historical fiction. Maybe that is why I write that genre. I grew up watching Jane Eyre, The Secret Garden and all those historicals. This one sounds great - thanks for the review.

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  2. Hi Karen....Sounds like a good read. Thanks for sharing. Susan

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  3. Looks good! I wouldn't say I'm a fan, but I do enjoy a good historical fiction every once in a while.

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  4. Jan,
    I thought maybe you did. :) I too, grew up watching many of them.

    Susan,
    You are welcome! It was a good story. :)

    Talli,
    I know what you mean. I like to step out of my favorite genre sometimes.

    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  5. It was great to meet you over at Lydia's blog. I thought I'd stop over and follow you.

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  6. This sounds like a book right up my alley. sandie

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  7. I love historicals, not having lived then I can romantsize it, that is until you live it. I used to love stories about historical sailing ships until I got sick on a deep sea fishing trip. Talk about killing the romance.

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  8. Yes, I love good historical fiction. The research shows. This sounds like a great read.

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  9. Sally,
    Me too! But I haven't had any deep sea adventures to ruin it! Sorry to hear that! :)

    Lisa,
    Yes, it does! It is a good read. You just might like it!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  10. Ooo, another Kim Vogel Sawyer book. I love historicals, and she's an expert at them.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  11. Susan,
    It's a good one! Maybe I will let you borrow it. :D
    Blessings,
    Karen

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