A Whisper of Peace  -     By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
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Bethany House / 2011 / Paperback

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Ostracized by her tribe because of her white father, Lizzie Dawson lives alone in the Alaskan mountains. When Clay Selby arrives to minister to the Athabascan people, he's focused on his goal---until he meets a Native American woman with piercing blue eyes. Befriending her may threaten his mission. Will he follow his calling---or his heart? 352 pages, softcover from Baker.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764207857
ISBN-13: 9780764207853
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Tender Romance from Bestselling Author Kim Vogel Sawyer

Ostracized by her tribe because of her white father, Lizzie Dawson lives alone in the mountains of Alaska, practicing the ways of her people even as she resides in the small cabin her father built for her mother. She dreams of reconciling with her grandparents to fulfill her mother's dying request, but she has not yet found a way to bridge the gap that separate her from her tribe.

Clay Selby has always wanted to be like his father, a missionary who holds a great love for the native people and has brought many to God. Clay and his stepsister, Vivian, arrive in Alaska to set up a church and school among the Athbascan people. Clay is totally focused on this goal...until he meets a young, independent Indian woman with the most striking blue eyes he's ever seen.

But Lizzie is clearly not part of the tribe, and befriending her might have dire consequences for his mission. Will Clay be forced to choose between his desire to minister to the natives and the quiet nudging of his heart?

Author Bio

Kim Vogel Sawyer is the bestselling author of eighteen novels for the inspirational market. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. She and her husband, Don, reside in Central Kansas and have three daughters and six grandchildren.

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  1. CharityUAusten
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good One-Time Read
    March 22, 2014
    CharityUAusten
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Sadly, this book didn't grab me as much as some of Kim's have. She's had some books (like "Courting Miss Amsel") that I've absolutely loved. This wasn't one of them, but I don't regret reading it. For one thing, I absolutely loved the Alaskan setting! Right in the shadow of Denali (aka Mt. McKinley). It was awesome - cause I've been there! All in all, this was a good book, just didn't grab me as much. Definitely worth my one-time read though.
  2. rose mccauley
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A unique read--A Whisper of Peace
    July 7, 2012
    rose mccauley
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I loved this book by Kim Sawyer! Although not a typical prairie romance, it was definitely a romance! Just one set in Alaska at a mission post for the Athabascan Indian tribe. I fell in love with both the unique main characters from the start.

    Lizzie Dawson is a very independent young woman who has lived on her own for years. Not a part of the tribe of her dead Indian mother or the white father who left them years ago, she has made her own way, using the skills of the Athabascans to survive.

    Clay Selby has left the lower states to become a missionary like his own father. When he encounters the beautiful blue-eyed Indian girl, he wonders at her story. What he learns stuns him and leaves him in a quandry. Must he choose between befriending her or the people he came to minister to?

    Lizzie is also attracted to Clay, but refuses to allow herself this weakness. Until the day she shoots him! How can God work good out of this accident? Read the book and find out, and give yourself a great read in the Yukon of Alaska in the late 1890s.
  3. Blue Jeans & Teacups
    California
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
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    April 28, 2012
    Blue Jeans & Teacups
    California
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 2
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 1
    This book is not as good as the author has done before. It has a lot of negativity and is not very uplifting by comparrison. It's just "ok", so I would not recommend it over other choices.

    This book retails for $14.99, but I received it Free from Bethany House Publ. for my honest oppinion.
  4. Sharon A Lavy
    OH
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    I like a book that makes me stop and think.
    February 9, 2012
    Sharon A Lavy
    OH
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    How true to life is the work of the Missionary in the story A whisper of Peace.

    To travel so far to reach a people for God, surely He will understand if we have to sacrifice the good of one person. What is one against the chance to win so many? For Him? And yet . . . when it comes right down to it . . . God will show us the worth of one sole is more than the whole earth. Every time.
  5. dianaFlow
    W Columbia, SC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Adventure In Alaska!
    February 6, 2012
    dianaFlow
    W Columbia, SC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    In A Whisper of Peace, we are swept away to beautiful 1800s Alaska, "The Land of the Midnight Sun", a primitive land with it's lovely snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and salmon filled rivers; yet fraught with danger, uncivilized Indians, prejudice, and unforgiveness.

    Our beautiful heroine, Lizzie, has been ostracized by her tribe, the Athabascans, because of her white father, and it is her dying mother's request for her to make peace with her Indian grandparents. Lizzie, also known as White Feather, has but one desire...to fulfill her mother's request, and leave her lonely little cabin in the wilderness and be reunited with her white father in California. She has no one for company except her dogs, until one day she meets Clay Selby and his sister, Vivian.

    Clay is driven to build a mission and bring salvation to the natives in the very village Lizzie has been ostracized by; following in his father's footsteps. Vivian desires to accompany him in his ministry, hoping that by doing something good for others, it will erase the deep burden of guilt she still carries from her past. In exchange for Lizzie's help in culinary skills, Vivian seeks to help Lizzie learn how to become like the white woman, in order that she will be accepted in her father's world.

    Clay is met by much opposition in the village, but is allowed to stay on the condition that he and Vivian separate company with Lizzie. Will they be able to do so, and will the stubborn Athabascans ever accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, or will Clay's endeavors be fruitless? Will Vivian ever find the peace she so deeply craves and be able to forgive herself? And will Lizzie ever be accepted by her grandparents, and finally find a place to belong with them AND her father? And what of her growing attraction to Clay?

    Kim Vogel Sawyer's versatility as an author truly shines in this heartwarming novel! There is just not anything she seemingly can't write about, and her research into the history of Alaska, and its customs and people is remarkable; and truly captures the reader's interest as not many novels are set in that beautiful land. Her characters were realistic, and though strong, they lacked confidence as well because of their upbringings. Her secondary characters were endearing, and there was a very strong spiritual thread throughout. A true story of love and forgiveness not to be missed!
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