23 January 2017

Historical & Delightful | Grace and the Preacher by Kim Vogel Sawyer


At the age of twenty-four, 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 take his place. She can’t deny the affection growing in her heart for Reverend Rufus Dille—a man she deeply admires, but has only met through his letters.

Theophil Garrison is on the run from a past and a label he’s desperate to escape. Ten years ago, his outlaw cousins convinced him to take part in a train robbery, but Theo fled the scene, leaving his cousins to face imprisonment. Now their sentence is complete, but the plan for vengeance has only just begun. Branded a coward and running for his life, a chance encounter could provide Theo with the escape he needs. 

But the young man’s desperate con might come at an enormous price for the tenderhearted Grace—and the entire town. Will Grace’s undeserved affection and God’s mercy make something beautiful from the ashes of Theo’s past?

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Take a sneak peek at the first chapter.


Well, it’s another delightful historical novel from author Kim Vogel Sawyer, and I quite enjoyed Grace and the Preacher. The story unfolds with heartwarming ease as Grace Cristler hopes for a suitable husband and Theophil Garrison for escape. These characters feel authentic in experience and emotion, and their relationship develops with great romance and an inspiring emphasis on God’s grace.

Fans of historical romance—and of Kim Vogel Sawyer, in particular—definitely look out for Grace and the Preacher when it hits the stores in March. It’s a beautiful and entertaining read, and I recommend it.


Thanks to Blogging for Books, I received a complimentary copy of Grace and the Preacher and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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