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Kim Vogel Sawyer

Author Bio:

Bestselling author Kim Vogel Sawyer's works have received several awards including the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Inspirational Reader Choice Contest award, and she is a multiple winner of the ACFW Book of the Year Award. She delights in writing stories of the hope we can possess when we place our lives in God's very capable hands. A life-long Kansas resident, Kim sets many of her novels in America's heartland. Kim and her husband are empty-nesters who relish time with their daughters and quiverful of grandchildren. Active in her church, Kim leads the women's ministries, teaches Sunday school, and participates in the music ministry. In her spare time, she enjoys acting in community theatre, quilting, and calligraphy.

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Bringing Maggie Home

Decades of Loss, an Unsolved Mystery, and a Rift Spanning Three Generations Hazel DeFord is a woman haunted by her past. While berry picking in a blackberry thicket in 1943, ten-year old Hazel momentarily turns her back on her three-year old sister Maggie and the young girl disappears. Almost seventy…

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Grace and the Preacher

At the age of twenty-three, postmistress Grace Cristler has all but given up hope of finding a husband among the narrowing group of eligible men in her town of Fairland, Kansas. But when her uncle decides to retire from the pulpit, Grace is responsible for corresponding with the new preacher set to…

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The Matchmaker Brides Collection: Nine Matchmakers Have the Tables of Romance Turned on Them

Meet nine women of the late 1800s who have found themselves in the role of matchmaker. They think they have mastered the art of recognizing romantic potential in others, but when it comes to their own lives they have been unlucky in love. In small communities from Tennessee to Colorado, Wyoming to Indiana,…

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My Soul Sings

Jeremiah Hatcher witnessed war’s atrocities while serving as a missionary in Poland. No one knew of his secret missions to hide Jewish children on Red Cross ships and send them to homes in New York. The childhood bout of polio that made Jeremiah a cripple and weakened his heart forced him to leave…

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The Rails to Love Romance Collection: 9 Historical Love Stories Set Along the Transcontinental Railroad

Journey the Transcontinental Railroad along with nine unlikely couples who encounter all the dangers and disappointments of traveling the rails in the late 1800s. From sight-seeing excursions to transports toward new lives, from orphan trains to circus trains, can romances develop into blazing love…

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Guide Me Home

After tragedy leaves its mark on Rebekah Hardin’s family, she plans to help her parents and six siblings honor her beloved brother’s memory and alleviate their poverty by working as a guide in the dangerous cave system. Kentucky’s renowned Mammoth Cave presents profitable opportunities for hardworking,…

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When Love Returns: A Novel

Riddled with doubt and lingering regrets, will Suzanne and Paul find strength in God to explore a second chance at love? It wasn’t easy to move back to the Old Order Mennonite community from which quiet, responsible Suzanne Zimmerman was shamefully sent away as a pregnant teen. Returning twenty years…

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When Grace Sings: A Novel (The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy)

When trouble roars into quiet Arborville, Alexa and Anna-Grace find themselves the target for discord and exposed secrets. Can they continue to seek the God of all grace amidst the fog of confusion?  Alexa Zimmerman wonders if the Old Order Mennonite community in Arborville, Kansas will ever fully…

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When Mercy Rains: A Novel (The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy)

She left, heavily weighted with secrets.But God reveals all things, in His timing. And He redeems them. Suzanne Zimmerman was only seventeen and pregnant when her shamed mother quietly sent her away from their Old Order Mennonite community in Kansas. With her old home, family, and first love firmly…

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Through the Deep Waters: A Novel

A past filled with shame can be washed away with a love that conquers all Born to an unloving prostitute in a popular Chicago brothel, timid seventeen-year-old Dinah Hubley was raised amidst the secrets held in every dark, grimy room of her home. Anxious to escape, Dinah pursues her dream of becoming…

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Echoes of Mercy: A Novel

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What Once Was Lost: A Novel

A woman meant to serve, a child in the dark, a man standing apart—can these three souls embrace a God with new plans for them? On a small Kansas farm, Christina Willems lovingly shepherds a group of poor and displaced individuals who count on her leadership and have come to see the Brambleville Asylum…

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Central Park Rendezvous

Four generations of heroes seek true love in New York. Home from Afghanistan, Sean Wolfe is scarred and angry. Alan James’s true love has disappeared. Helen Wolfe has given up her hopes and dreams. Civil War has damaged William Wolfe beyond hope. Will these hurting souls discover a love that never…

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When Hope Blossoms

Amy Knackstedt moves with her children to Weaverly, Kansas, to escape the speculation surrounding her husband's untimely death. She hopes the new location will provide a fresh start for them all. But her neighbor, Tim Roper, is not pleased to have a Mennonite family living next to his apple orchard.…

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Song of My Heart

Sadie Wagner has always been devoted to her family. So when her stepfather is injured and can't work, she decides to leave home and accept a position as a clerk at the mercantile in Goldtree, Kansas. Goldtree also offers the opportunity to use her God-given singing talent--though the promised opera…

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Whisper of Peace, A

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,…

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Katy's Decision (Katy Lambright Series, The)

After This Summer, Katy's Life May Change Forever Katy is looking forward to the best summer ever. Her closest friend, Shelby, comes to stay with her when an accident forces her to miss her family's mission trip. But when Katy's aunt faces a serious illness and needs the girls to run the fabric store,…

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IN EVERY HEARTBEAT

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KATY'S DEBATE--Book 2 Katy Lambright Series

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Waiting for Summer's Return

All alone on the Kansas prairie, Summer Steadman has few options. With her husband and children lost to illness, she has no desire to continue on farther west to where she and her husband planned to build their future. Instead, she seeks employment in a small Mennonite community in order to be near…

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WHERE WILLOWS GROW

Anna Mae isn't sure her husband is being completely honest about his job with the Works Progress Administration. They're building a castle? In Kansas? Harley promised he'd be at the worksite only long enough to earn enough cash to keep their farm. But the money hasn't arrived, and Anna Mae fears Harley…

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MY HEART REMEMBERS

United by blood, divided by time, will three orphan train siblings ever find one another again? Orphaned in a tenement fire, three Irish-immigrant children are sent to Missouri to be adopted. Despite eight-year-old Maelle's desperate attempts to keep her siblings together, each child is taken by a different…

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WHERE THE HEART LEADS

After his graduation from college, Thomas Ollenburger is filled with big dreams and even bigger questions. What will he do for a job? Should he marry? Where will he call home? Torn between his Mennonite roots on the Kansas prairie and his love for the big city of Boston, as well as his affection for…

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A PROMISE FOR SPRING

England-born Emmaline Bradford pledged her life to Geoffrey Garrett and then bid him farewell when he boarded a ship for America. Though Geoffrey planned to send for her within a few months, five long years have slipped by. And now Emmaline barely remembers her fiance. Having Emmaline finally living…

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FIELDS OF GRACE

Will their Mennonite faith be shaken or strengthened by the journey to a new land? With their eldest son nearly to the age when he will be drafted into military service, Reinhardt and Lillian Vogt decide to immigrate to America, the land of liberty, with their three sons and Reinhardt's adopted brother,…

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A Hopeful Heart

Dowryless and desperate, Tressa Neill applies to the inaugural class of Wyatt Herdsman School in Barnett, Kansas, in 1888. The school's one-of-a-kind program teaches young women from the East the skills needed to become a rancher--or the wife of one. Shy and small for her twenty-two years, Tressa is…

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BYGONES--Book 1 Sommerfeld Trilogy

Widow Marie Koeppler and her grown daughter, Beth, reluctantly return to the Mennonite community Marie abandoned 23 years ago---to meet the conditions of their Aunt Lisbeth's will. When a series of thefts raises suspicions against the "outsiders," can Marie prove their innocence? Has she stolen…

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BEGINNINGS--Book 2 Sommerfeld Trilogy

Beth Quinn is struggling to find a place to belong in the Old Order Mennonite Community of Sommerfeld, Kansas. When she starts a business designing stained glass windows, two men, one a Mennonite, the other not, begin to vie for her attention. Andrew Braun, a member of the Sommerfeld fellowship, is…

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BLESSINGS--Book 3 Sommerfeld Trilogy

Trina Muller has always had a passion for healing abandoned and injured animals. Her parents encourage this tenderness towards God's creatures until Trina confesses her dream of going to veterinary college. Why can't she accept that God's will is for her to be a wife and mother? Graham Ortmann loves…

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KATY'S NEW WORLD--Book 1 Katy Lambright Series

Katy has always enjoyed life in her small Mennonite community, but she longs to learn more than her school can offer. After getting approval from her elders, Katy begins her sophomore year at the public school in town, where she meets new friends and encounters perspectives much different than her own.…

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KATY'S HOMECOMING--Book 3 Katy Lambright Series

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Courting Miss Amsel

Edythe Amsel is delighted with her first teaching assignment: a one-room schoolhouse in Walnut Hill, Nebraska. Independent, headstrong, and a firm believer in a well-rounded education, Edythe is ready to open the world to the students in this tiny community. But is Walnut Hill ready for her?

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Room For Hope

Neva Shilling has a heavy load of responsibility while her husband travels to neighboring communities and sells items from his wagon. In his absence, she faithfully runs the Shilling Mercantile, working to keep their business strong as the Depression takes its toll, and caring for their twins. When…


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