Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Home in Drayton Valley by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Review by: Sabrina
Rating: ****


A Compelling Pioneer Story From Bestselling Author Kim Vogel Sawyer

Fed up with the poor quality of life in 1880 New York, Tarsie Raines encourages her friends Joss and Mary Brubacher to move with their two children to Drayton Valley, Kansas, a booming town hailed in the guidebook as the land of opportunity. She offers to help with expenses and to care for Mary and the children as they travel west by wagon train. But when tragedy strikes on the trip across the prairie, Tarsie is thrown into an arrangement with Joss that leaves both of them questioning God and their dreams for the future. As their funds dwindle and nothing goes as planned, will Tarsie and Joss give up and go their separate ways, or will God use their time in Drayton Valley to turn their hearts toward him?

My Review:

This was a story straight from the heart.  It was a story that not only included love but a love that had to endure a series of tests and strengths on both the main characters parts.  It included issues that were fought in that time period and even some that are still being fought today.  Issues like prejudice, alcoholism, parenting, death, grief, etc. 

You could visualize the struggles this family had as they packed up and moved from city life to a life opposite of that.  Kim Vogel Sawyer is an author that I respect.  Her writing style is captivating and real. This book is full of raw emotions and the love that these individuals shared.  A must read.


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