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Overview As Thomas Ollenburger finishes college, he must decide whether to return to his family in Kansas or stay in Boston, where he went to school, a choice that is complicated by the fact that each place holds a girl that he is interested in.
Publishers Description After his graduation from college, Thomas Ollenburger is filled with big dreams and many questions. What will he do for a career? Should he marry? Where will he call home? Torn between his Mennonite roots on the Kansas prairie and his love for the big city of Boston, as well as his affection for a girl in each location, Thomas is unsure of his place in the world. He has always sought God's leading in his decision-making, but now it seems as if God is staying silent. Has Thomas's heart led him astray?
Citations And Professional Reviews Where The Heart Leads by Kim Vogel Sawyer has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Retailing - 09/22/2008 page 19
CBA Retailers - 07/01/2008 page 62
Romantic Times - 09/01/2008 page 64
Library Journal - 09/01/2008 page 110
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Studio: Bethany House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.1" Width: 5.4" Height: 1" Weight: 0.32 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2008
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0764202634 ISBN13 9780764202636
Availability 0 units.
More About Kim Vogel Sawyer
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As an author of inspirational Christian fiction, it is my goal to create stories that will edify God's children and offer evidence of the hope we can all possess when we place our hearts and souls in God's very capable hands.
I've been asked..."Why fiction?" And the answer is simple: Even Jesus told stories to help His followers understand Who He was
and His purpose for coming to earth. A story can draw one in and make an impact. Before I commit words to paper (or computer!), I spend time in God's Word and in prayer. I believe my stories aren't truly "mine," but are a joint effort between myself and the God I serve.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Where The Heart Leads?
Terrific Story Mar 23, 2010
This second book in the series is as good as the first. I don't like to include specifics about the story because I don't want to ruin it for you. I love Kim's writing style - you're never bored and her characters have wonderful personalities that we can all relate to.
I highly recommend this series.
Where the heart leads Nov 15, 2009
The second book in this series was well written and left me thinking. I enjoyed learning about what happened to Thomas after he went to college. The choices that Thomas has to make will forever effect his life. I enjoyed reading about the presidential election and the ideas that changed America's views. The story has a surprising end and I truly enjoyed the story.
A touching, tender, God-centered tale Sep 22, 2009
Kim Vogel Sawyer is a master at crafting characters with a deep sense of passion for Christ. This is the second novel I've read by this author. The first being "A Promise for Spring." The beautiful premise of fervent prayer, faith, and seeking God's will is strong in this novel. I didn't want to put this book down! I felt as if I were being welcomed into the Ollenburgers humble home. I so wanted to see at least one more chapter at the end. I initially expected some sort of romance in these novels. Yet, the characters' love for God made the story more beautiful. A perfect novel for young adults!
Not as good as Waiting for Summer Sep 3, 2009
I loved Waiting for Summer, so I was disappointed with this one. I don't think Thomas ever knows his heart. How can Daphne be the woman for him? Disappointing....
Satisfying sequel Aug 21, 2009
In Where the Heart Leads, the lives of simple Kansas Mennonites and big city Bostonians are brought together due to a young man trying to find his place in the world. ThomasOllenburger is a recent college graduate who returns to his home to figure out what do with his life. He is unsure if he wants to stay and help out his family on the farm or go back to Boston and pursue the career he's always dreamed about. To make matters more complicated, both settings feature young women who are vying for a place in Thomas's heart.
This book takes a subject not normally used in historical fiction. It is unique and interesting read as it shows a different side of the Mennonites, who have normally been portrayed as a modern version of the Amish. Here, the reader is taken back to the turn of the century and is shown how these people lived and survived in the Midwest. The characters in this novel are all very simple and down to earth. It is a rare occasion when the reader ends up feeling sympathy for both of the women who want Thomas to stay in their lives.
Politics and other hot topic issues of the time period are brought to life as Thomas delves into the newspaper business. The historical tidbits sprinkled throughout bring the story to life. The reader can feel the excitement of the upcoming election as the young people in the book are anxious to have their feelings and thoughts heard.
While this book is a sequel to Waiting for Summer's Return, I felt that it can be read as a standalone novel. Enough information is given so that a new reader will not feel lost while reading. If however, you have read the previous novel, it is a treat to be reunited with the characters and see how everyone has fared in the past years.