In Every Heartbeat - Review

About the Author:
Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of fifteen novels, including several CBA and ECPA bestsellers. Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Kim is active in her church, where she leads women's fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and six grandchildren. She invites you to visit her Web site at for more information.

About this book:
Three best friends, three cherished dreams, three searching hearts...

As three friends who grew up in the same orphanage head off to college together, they each harbor a special plan for the future. Libby Conley hopes to become a famous journalist. Pete Leidig believes God has called him to study to become a minister. And Bennett Martin plans to pledge a fraternity, find a place to belong, and have as much fun as possible. 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? 

My Review:

The story of three young friends starting college together.  Three different pasts that landed them all at the same orphanage.  All three hurting and hungering for a place to belong, a place where they feel wanted.  Libby - a life as a journalist, Petey - a life as a minister, and Bennett - a college fraternity, the military, just anywhere to belong and feel important.
One common need - Jesus!!
Petey fill the holes in his life with the Lord but will the others ever let go of their worldly desires and find Him?  Will Bennett find a place or family to belong to.  Will Petey and Libby be able to put their differences aside and find love?
Great book, very well written and hard to put down.  Would definitely recommend.  Hoping she writes a sequel.

Thank you Bethany House for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion!!

Happy Reading!!


Heart2Heart October 12, 2010 at 12:36 PM  


I really loved this book and how each of their lives remain connected even though they went to college.

Great review.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat


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