1. Still My Forever: A Novel
    Kim Vogel Sawyer
    WaterBrook / 2022 / Trade Paperback
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  1. Mari
    Illinois
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautiful Christian Historical
    September 18, 2022
    Mari
    Illinois
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This historical romance set in a Kansas Mennonite community drew me in from the start. Gilbert's return to Falke gave way to surprises and pain at times, as he was asked to direct the men's band. Gil and Ava story had plenty of twists and turns in learning to let go of the past. I appreciated the historical element of the Russian immigrants and their music heritage based on the author's legacy. I could hear the men and boys band playing while reading. There's a lovely theme of faith, community, discovering forgiveness, and God's perfect plan for one's life.

    Thank you to Waterbrook and NetGalley for an advance e-copy of this book to read without any obligation to write a positive review. I have expressed my own thoughts.

  2. Dali
    SB, IN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Truly Beautiful Story
    September 7, 2022
    Dali
    SB, IN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Not having read a historical fiction story in a very long time, I wasn't sure what to expect. But I must say that with Still My Forever, author Kim Vogel Sawyer has made me want to delve more into this genre. It was truly heartfelt and my heart immediately went out to Gil and his broken spirit. It had to be so difficult for him to return to Falke with broken dreams and to a difficult family situation. I wondered how he would get back to his music and to Ava.

    As for Ava, I understood how hard it had to be for her. Taking care of her mom, the household and a host of other tasks had her putting her own needs on hold. However, Gil's return had her looking at things in a new light.

    How these two forge ahead in their redeveloped friendship and relationship is a truly beautiful story. It was touching and inspiring as they sought God's will for their lives and the possibility of a renewed relationship. The story drew me into what the characters were going through and feeling, and this made the story that much more special. It is a beautiful story that is not to be missed, and I highly recommend it.

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley. All opinions and comments are strictly my own.
  3. Karen R
    WA
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Family, faith and a tender romance
    June 4, 2022
    Karen R
    WA
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    A heart tugging historical with a focus on family, faith and a sweet, tender romance.

    Readers who enjoy a prairie town setting in the early 1900's will love this story set in Kansas. The kids are delightful as they get together to form a band under a hometown favorite son newly returned from New York. There are references to the prodigal son parable with a few twists. Looking for guidance in big decisions brings up the importance of prayer, as the main characters look for purpose in their lives and grow in faith through difficult circumstances.

    A coming of age story with a lot of heart and faith, a clean romance with a satisfying conclusion. A good read for teens and up. It would be nice to revisit the town in another book. A stand alone read for now though.

    4.5 stars

    (An ebook was provided by the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.)
  4. Grams
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Delightful
    September 7, 2022
    Grams
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Still My Forever is set in a Mennonite community in 1905 Falke, Kansas. Twenty-one year-old Ava Flaming lives with her parents, caring for her ailing mother, and nursing her own broken heart. Gil Baty, who was briefly Ava's fiance before moving to New York to pursue a career in music, has returned to Falke to nurse his wounded spirit. While I have no musical talent, and not a great amount of interest in music, I was enthralled by this story that is wrapped in music. I believe you will be as well.

    Kim Vogel Sawyer has a way of making her characters matter to her readers, and in doing so she is also able to help her readers embrace her characters' life lessons, lessons easily applied to our daily lives, lessons that go down with a spoonful of sugar which is the enjoyment of a story well-told. I am grateful to have received a complimentary copy of Still My Forever from WaterBrook via NetGalley without obligation. All opinions expressed here are my own.
  5. Robin Willson
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Sacrifice
    April 19, 2023
    Robin Willson
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Christian Historical Romance 1905

    Cute romance. Ava and Gil were close until he left town, when she chose not to go with him. Her mother was sick, they had lost her two young brothers and she didn't feel she could leave them. Gil had been in N.Y. City learning to be a composer but hadn't had the best results. He came home for the summer to regroup, intending to go back to N.Y. to teach, then life got in the way and God's plans for the two evolved. Interesting, heartfelt tale. Makes you feel like cheering by the end!

    I received this book free from the author, publisher and NetGalley book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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