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Rhonda Nash-hallMadison Heights VAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Sweet romance set in 1882May 24, 2018Rhonda Nash-hallMadison Heights VAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Set in 1882, this book provides accurate details of the time period, and fulfills my desire for a captivating, clean historical fiction/romance novel. Kim Vogel Sawyer is one of my favorite authors and this book reaffirmed my love of her writing. The main characters,
Theo, and Grace, are young and searching for their purpose, love, safety, and acceptance. Deceit gets in their way and creates a number of dilemmas for them. Theo impersonates the dead minister and his lack of finesse, Biblical knowledge, and duties of a minister leave the community questioning his abilities and training.
This book was a captivating, sweet novel. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. This book would be appropriate for teenage readers as well as adults as it is clean romance.
My rating for this book is 5 ***** stars.
I received digital copy of this book from netgalley and Waterbrook Press in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Heartwarming and Grace-Filled Story!September 1, 2017Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4"Ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sins will find you out."
It had seemed like a good idea. On the run from his vengeful cousins, Theophil Garrison made a split second decision, he "became" the much anticipated new preacher, Reverend Rufus Dille, whom everyone in the small town of Fairland, Kansas had been anticipating, including the lovely postmistress, Grace Cristler. Somehow it had escaped Theo's thinking that he would actually have to pray, lead worship, and deliver sermons.
Something about the new preacher seems a little "off" to Grace, having corresponded with him for so many months, she cannot merge the man in her letters with the man in her midst. As "Rufus" becomes more comfortable with his job description and the congregants that he is serving, her concerns seem misplaced; besides, her feelings for the handsome young minister are deepening by the day, aren't they?
Enjoy this sweet story of amazing grace!
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Captivating Inspirational RomanceJune 27, 2017KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A sweet and touching romance develops in the midst of deceit. My tummy was in knots trying to figure a way for things to work out. I thought it might be hard to connect with the hero given his desperate con, but that's just what it is -- desperation and Sawyer does a wonderful job of appealing to a reader's tender heart where Theo is concerned. I totally got the way he fell into the con and what made it so hard for him to get out. And since he's totally not what the town expects in a new preacher there's some pretty funny moments that brings levity to all that desperation.
Grace is dealing with her own kind of desperation. On the shelf at twenty-three with no prospects in sight, she's fallen for the soon-to-be-new preacher through the letters she's been exchanging on behalf of her uncle who happens to be the retiring reverend. But Rufus Dille isn't anything like she expected he'd be when they actually meet. He keeps her discombobulated even as she is drawn to his shy sincerity.
I love how this author expertly weaves faith into the very fibre of her stories and it is front and center here. And I love the title tie-in as it can be taken in different ways. Very clever. And impactful. All in all a captivating inspirational historical romance.
MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Grace and the PreacherJune 13, 2017MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I didn't get much else done after I began reading Grace and the Preacher. The characters were very engaging and believable. Grace was a sweet young woman who desperately wanted to marry and have a family. She had such high hopes for the new preacher she had been corresponding with for several months. Theo is a young man on the run from vengeful cousins recently released from prison. After he plays "good Samaritan" to a fellow traveler, circumstances create a mistaken identity, and he makes some fateful choices. His cousin, Earl, is on a mission to find Theo, to exact revenge. I wasn't expecting what happened when he found Theo. This book is about following God's leading and allowing him to be first in their lives, forgiveness, and grace. Kim Vogel Sawyer's books always have characters who are flawed but she shows how God's grace and love make a difference in their lives.
tammycookblogsbooks5 Stars Out Of 5Redemption brings people togetherJune 3, 2017tammycookblogsbooksQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Grace and the Preacher is a sweet romance, full of characters I really enjoyed getting to know. I liked how Kim showed their different journeys of growing in their faith in God. Stories set in the late 1800's are among my favorites, as I enjoy reading about the way of life back then. Kim portrays this era well. Reading through Grace and the Preacher. I think we easily see the importance of sharing our faith with others. It truly changes their lives, although maybe not right away. There is a lot of heart transformation occurring in this book. Redemption is also a part of this novel that brings people together, joining them by the common thread of faith. I was provided a complimentary review copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.