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Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2012
Availability: In Stock
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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?
MargotSouth AustraliaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Lovely StorySeptember 6, 2013MargotSouth AustraliaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5'A Home in Drayton Valley' is full of incredibly deep, likable characters:
Mary - ever devoted wife and mother struck down by a terminal illness, with dreams of a better life for her little family, whether she sees it or not.
Tarsie - amazingly dedicated friend who pledges to care for Mary's children, and husband, after Mary's death. She is determined to honor her pledge to Mary and to God, no matter what.
Joss - Mary's hard-hearted, gambling, drinking husband who knows he's turning out just like the father he hated, but cant seem to help himself, even though his love for Mary is so sincere.
Simon and Ruth - these two really make the story, with their wisdom and maturity, and their love for God. Simon shows Joss how to love his children, while Ruth reminds us all of the privilege it is to read God's Word.
Together, these five wonderful people touched my life and made me sad when the book was over. I love Kim Vogel Sawyer's writing style and 'A Home in Drayton Valley' was one of her best.
My Book AddictionNorth CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A WONDERFUL TALE OF LOVE,TRAGEDY AND FAITH!April 19, 2013My Book AddictionNorth CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleA HOME IN DRAYTON VALLEY by Kim Vogel Sawyer is a wonderful Historical Fiction set in 1880 Kansas. A heart wrenching tale of tragedy,faith,and love. Tarsie Raines,her friends,Joss and Mary Brubacher and their two young children dream of a better life than the slums of New York City in Drayton Valley, Kansas. On the wagon train,tragedy strikes on the trail,a partnership is formed between Joss and Tarsie. Money is low,but Tarsie's faith will carry her through hardship,and struggles.But she also starts to question her future. The unexpected happens, Tarsie finds love with a man she never dreamed to, Joss. Fast paced and filled with adventure,tragedy,love,faith,life on a wagon train through the rough prairie lands and life in early America. Ms. Sawyer has done it again with "A Home in Drayton Valley" with her engaging characters,and intriguing plots. I would recommend this title if you enjoy American history,historical fiction,early American life and a great story than "A Home in Drayton Valley" is the story for you, you will not be disappointed. Received for an honest review from the publisher.
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Kitty5 Stars Out Of 5February 22, 2013KittyKim Vogel Sawyers books are my favorite. Easy read, clean down to earth stories that warm the heart.
KnittedintheHeartKansasAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5February 8, 2013KnittedintheHeartKansasAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a delightful fiction read. Themes include grief and unconditional love. It is unconditional love that points the main character Joss to His Savior, the Healer.
GodBlessAmericaHills of KentuckyAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Watch God work!January 23, 2013GodBlessAmericaHills of KentuckyAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I really loved A Home In Drayton Valley by Kim Vogel Sawyer. Set in 1880, this book takes the reader from New York City to a beautiful valley in Kansas. Tarsie Raines was a women of high morals and plenty of love to share. Joss was a man who was influenced by his own non-Christian upbringing and has to learn what it means to be a real father to his children. It was good to watch
God use Simon a man of color to influenced him in so many ways. Tarsie was a wonderful example of Christian love to her friends as well as to Mary's children. The friendship between Ruth and Tarise was one of my favorite parts of the book. I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.
I received this book from Bethany House for my honest review.