Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Grace and the Preacher: A Novel by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Book Description:  At the age of twenty-four, postmistress Grace Cristler has all but given up hope of finding a husband among the narrowing group of eligible men in her town of Fairland, Kansas. But when her uncle decides to retire from the pulpit, Grace is responsible for corresponding with the new preacher set to take his place. She can’t deny the affection growing in her heart for Reverend Rufus Dille—a man she deeply admires, but has only met through his letters.

Theophil Garrison is on the run from a past and a label he’s desperate to escape. Ten years ago, his outlaw cousins convinced him to take part in a train robbery, but Theo fled the scene, leaving his cousins to face imprisonment. Now their sentence is complete, but the plan for vengeance has only just begun. Branded a coward and running for his life, a chance encounter could provide Theo with the escape he needs. 

But the young man’s desperate con might come at an enormous price for the tenderhearted Grace—and the entire town. Will Grace’s undeserved affection and God’s mercy make something beautiful from the ashes of Theo’s past?

My Thoughts:  I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the title to Kim Vogel Sawyer's new book, Grace and the Preacher. Simply because my mother's name is Grace and my dad was a preacher.  But that's where the family resemblance ends.  😊😊

However, this is the best book that Kim Vogel Sawyer has written.  And not just because it reminds me of my parents.
Grace Cristler is the ripe old age of twenty-four and has given up hope of marrying.  
But when her uncle decides to retire and give up his pulpit/church Grace is the one who has to correspond with he new preacher, Reverend Rufus Dille.
And there is Theophil Garrison aka Theo, an outlaw...running from his outlaw cousins who are seeking revenge.  Theo lands in Grace's territory and things get complicated, I mean, interesting.  😉
Oh.My.Lanta! This was such a great read!  
I loved the interaction of the characters, the romance and the life moments.
God's mercy can make life moments so much better!

*This book was provided for review by Waterbrook/Multnomah*

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook (March 21, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307731413
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307731418

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