Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Spanning Seas and Faith in "Fields of Grace" by Kim Vogel Sawyer (review)

“Fields of Grace” spans seas and countries, tragedies and joys set against a historical prairie backdrop.

The catalyst to the story instantly puts the characters at odds as the Vogts must leave their home country to keep their son from fighting in the army. There isn’t much room for any other choices as their faith propels to go to America, the land of new opportunities.

The first few chapters of the book are heart wrenching. This story reminded me of a combination between Janette Oke’s Love Comes Softly and the story of the prodigal son, but it has deeper themes then those on the surface.

Sawyer does a fabulous job with her faith element, ping ponging her characters beliefs against each other. She goes beyond mere “salvation” and delves into deeper spiritual matters. I can’t go into them all within a short review, but suffice it is to say that my faith is strengthened and uplifted after reading her fiction- she takes it beyond the normal messages in other fiction.

I loved how in the middle of the story the characters are brought together only to be ripped apart before the conclusion (you have to read the book to find out the ending). As I closed the book I had to sigh with pleasure. A lovely weekend read, I encourage you to pick it up.


  1. Great review, Casey! This one has been on my wish list for awhile. Look forward to reading it even more now. : )

  2. Thanks Michelle, yeah I liked it. Hope you get to read it soon. Thanks for coming by today! :)

  3. Thanks for reviewing Fields of Grace. I enjoyed it very much too, as I have all of Kim's books that I've read (not quite all of them). I think Kim would be a good author for you to interview sometime. She is a very interesting and such a nice lady. My book club has met with her several times, as she lives about an hour from our town.

  4. Lovely review it was! Thanks for the effort!

  5. @Pam, thanks! I love Kim's books too and I actually have had her here on the blog to talk about writing. She is one sweet lady! :)

    @SharePoint, thanks I appreciate and so glad you stopped by today! :)


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