Can Abigail examine her own heart to discover the plan God has for her?
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About the Book
Abigail grew up with privileged circumstances, but her father’s illegal transactions bans her from high society. She finds herself tutoring Kansas ranchers in the subjects of manners to become suitable husbands to marry their mail-order brides. Mack Cleveland is leery to see these Eastern women move to town. When he sees how hard the teacher works to smooth the rough edges away from the down-to-earth men, he begins to soften.
About the Author
Award-winning, bestselling author Kim Vogel Sawyer has over 1.5 million books in print. Kim’s passion is writing stories about what happens when people place their lives in God’s hands. She enjoys teaching at writing conferences and is active in her church’s music ministry. Kim lives in Kansas with her husband.
Favorite Verse: Philippians 4:4-9 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus…
This Mom’s Review
What a story! I enjoyed the plot, the characters’ personalities, and the unexpected events, as well as a happy ending for all but a few of the characters.
My favorite character was Mrs. Bingham. She was one to look up to and had enough spunk to keep everyone on their toes. There was a character in the book that was my least favorite simply because he behaved badly. Yet, I hurt for him and those he negatively affected. It breaks my heart that this goes in the reality around me.
I found Abigail to be most like me. She found breaking the rules to be difficult, but realized that life was more enjoyable the less legalistic she made it. She also smiled more when she allowed others into her life. I’ve been known to block people out, like Abigail chose to do, for fear of being rejected.
I always enjoy stories that interweave God’s truth in it. This particular story reflected how trusting God is always rewarding, as well as the simplicity of restoring one’s relationship with God.