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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer – Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

Abigail was used to a rich and luxurious life. She has excellent manners, but is no longer part of high society. Her father's actions have given the family a reputation and Abigail lost everything she held dear in a short time. She ended up at Helena's mail-order bride business, but so far Helena hasn't been able to match her. To earn her keep Helena asks Abigail to assist her. They're traveling to Spiveyville in Kansas together, to take a look at sixteen men who have requested a bride all at once. To make sure the men are ready for their women, Abigail is supposed to give them etiquette and common courtesy lessons. How will the men respond when not sixteen, but just two women enter their town?

Mack isn't interested in a mail-order bride. He wants to fall in love with a woman the natural way. He's one of the few men in Spiveyville who hasn't requested Helena's services. However, he doesn't mind helping out when the women are there. In a town that consists mostly of rowdy men Abigail and Helena need protection. There's only one sheriff and he could use some assistance looking after the women, so he can also do his regular job. Mack is someone with good manners, so the task suits him perfectly. Will Mack regret his decision not to ask for a wife when he gets to know the two women?

Beneath a Prairie Moon is a wonderful heartwarming story. Abigail is smart and honest, but she doesn't easily fit in. She has excellent manners, but she uses her propriety as a mask. She doesn't want others to come close, because of all the hurt loving people has brought her. She has some trouble adjusting to life in Spiveyville. Most of the men are kind, but they aren't gentlemen. Making friends proves to be difficult, but Mack doesn't give up easily. I liked his strong and calm presence and his willingness to be there for others without asking for anything in return. This makes him a fascinating main character. I enjoyed reading about the adventures of both Abigail and Helena and the men living in Spiveyville from the moment the match-making women enter the town. It's such a fabulous idea for a story and I was captivated from beginning to end.

Kim Vogel Sawyer has written a fantastic descriptive story. I could easily picture Spiveyville and its intriguing inhabitants. She combines surprising twists and turns with interesting dialogue and a terrific gripping ending. Beneath a Prairie Moon is a gorgeous story that completely enchanted me. It's charming, entertaining and enthralling. I loved every single page of this amazing book and highly recommend it.


If you love historical fiction set in small towns you don't want to miss Beneath a Prairie Moon.

About Kim Vogel Sawyer

Award-winning, bestselling author Kim Vogel Sawyer wears many hats. As a wife, mother, grandmother, song-singer, cat-petter, and active participant in her church’s music and women’s ministries, her life is happily full. But her passion lies in penning stories that share the hope we can all possess when we place our lives in God’s capable hands. She and her retired military hubby live on the beautiful plains of Kansas, the setting for many of Kim’s books. In her free time, she enjoys quilting, traveling with “The Hubs,” and spoiling her quiverful of granddarlings.

Author Hometown: Kansas


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One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive a paperback copy of Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer.

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  1. Beneath a Prairie Moon sounds like a sweet historical romance set in small town.

  2. Loving the plot of the story! Got to read this one! Amazon wishlist!

  3. Would love to win this book for my Mum who reads a lot.

  4. Sounds like a great read and I'm a Prairie girl myself so it would be very interesting for me to read.

  5. I love reading historical fiction, thanks for the giveaway! lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

  6. I would like to read about someone who doesn't fit in. Hopefully she overcomes it. Have a blessed day. fishingjanATaolDOTcom

  7. What a nice book cover! Congratulations!

  8. It sounds like a fantastic book, and I love the cover.

  9. I found this book really interesting!

  10. I love reading historical fiction and would love to read Kim's new book
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  11. I love your books and this new one looks really good. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

  12. Sounds like a great read

  13. The blurb sounds so good, I'd love to read it. And the cover is gorgeous!

  14. great cover - sounds like a lovely read

  15. Michelle FergusonMay 2, 2018 at 10:23 PM

    Love historical fiction so would love to win this

  16. This sounds like a great sweeping romance.

  17. I love the cover. But it always makes me wonder what the "well-to-do" would do if they had to be a "normal" person and how they would cope. Sounds a great romantic novel too.

  18. Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!

  19. I enjoy mail order bride stories. I always find it fascinating to read about how things worked in the past.