Tuesday, February 23, 2021

From This Moment by Kim Vogel Sawyer


Growing up in the foster care system, Jase Edgar always dreamed of one day starting his own family. But his fiancée's untimely death shattered his plans. Moving to Kansas and serving as a youth minister should be a fresh start, but he can't seem to set aside his doubts about God's goodness long enough to embrace his new life.

Newly-appointed church custodian, Lori Fowler is battling her own challenges. Her strained relationship with her father and her struggles with overeating convince her she's not worthy enough for love. When an Amish weaver enlists their help locating the owner of a ring found among the donated clothing she uses as fabric, Jase and Lori find themselves drawn to each other. But will they be able to release the past and move forward from this moment into a joyful future?



About The Author

 Award-winning, bestselling author Kim Vogel Sawyer told her kindergarten teacher that someday people would check out her book in the library. The little-girl dream came true in 2006 with the release of Waiting for Summer's Return. Kim's titles now exceed 1.5 million copies and are available in six different languages. A former elementary school teacher, she now enjoys a full-time writing and speaking ministry. Kim's passion lies in writing stories that point the reader to a deeper, more intimate relationship with God. When Kim isn't writing, you'll find her traveling with her retired military hubby, spoiling her granddarlings, petting the cats, quilting, or--as time allows--participating in community theater. You can learn more about Kim's writing and speaking ministries at her website, KimVogelSawyer.com


My Review


What a range of emotions here, but you feel God's presence in these people's lives. We are there when our young Pastor arrives in Kansas, having left his position in San Antonio, and his memories. Will this move be the answer to restoring his faith?

We watch as he is embraced by this congregation, and feel his pain, and wonder if he can move on from his devastating loss of his fiance?

We also meet some of the members of the congregation that welcome him, mainly Lori, who really likes him, and Kenzie who is struggling about returning to her Amish roots, and sharing the hope of salvation.

Jace is targeted to be the Youth Pastor, and we watch as he begins his duties, and thank goodness for the Head Pastor and his wife, I loved them!

Will an engagement ring be the catalyst to bring the forgiveness Jace is craving, or is it irrelevant?

I love how he is challenged throughout this book, and it quickly became a page turner for me, and once I finished I really wanted to stay here and go on with the lives of the people I now cared about!

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Waterbrook and Multnomah, and was not required to give a positive review.

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