In Every Heartbeat by Kim Vogel Sawyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In Every Heartbeat is proof that a good novel can be written without even the "acceptable sensuality" that is in many Christian fiction reads.
I really enjoy Kim Vogel Saywer's writing style and appreciate how she is able to give us an enjoyable novel while holding to high standards. While this book is written and aimed at an audience of women, I would not hesitate to allow my teen daughter to read it. I enjoyed the overall story, and followed along easily even though I had not read the prior book in this series. While some of the story line was easy to predict, there were a few twists that kept you guessing. While some issues seemed to be resolved rather quickly, my personal opinion is that Kim did a good job to probe certain topics yet wrap up the book so it could be enjoyed rather than drawn out.
There was a lot of Biblical truth tucked into the pages of this relaxing, yet touching drama of friendship and faith.
As friends Libby Conley, Pete Leidig, and Bennett Martin head off to college together, they each harbor a special plan for the future. But as tensions rise around the world on the brink of World War I, the friends' differing aspirations and opinions begin to divide them, as well.
When Libby makes a shocking discovery about Pete's family, will it drive a final wedge between the friends or bond them in ways they never anticipated?
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This review copy was provided courtesy of Bethany House Publishing by the opinions expressed are my own.