A Seeking Heart

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Hendrickson Publishers, 2012 - Fiction - 274 pages
2 Reviews

A rich, heartwarming story about discovering God's love, acceptance, and healing--for even the most damaged hearts. It's 1917, and Samantha O'Brien, seventeen years old, runs away from Wisconsin to Minnesota to escape a drunkard father and broken home. She is accepted with open arms into the Klaassen family, German-Mennonites who show both love and patience to this lonely and defensive girl. Samantha's fractured childhood and its devastating losses make it very difficult for her to accept the Klaassen's genuine care and concern, because she's sure nobody can love the likes of her. But with prayer, time and love, the family--including the young and handsome Adam Klaassen--begins to break through Samantha's walls. Customer Reviews "Kim Vogel Sawyer knows her subject well--no surprise since this book is based on her family history. She has a gift for creating lovable, believable characters and bringing the past to life."

 

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A powerful story of a fractured childhood.

User Review  - Leona Lu Thorson - Christianbook.com

This is the story of a young runaway ending up in a loving Mennonite family. She has problems accepting their love, faith and actions. She is afraid to trust anyone,even her brother seems to have abandoned her. This is the story of how she adjusts and is able to find happiness. Read full review

THIS IS A GREAT BOOK!

User Review  - Carolyn Johnson - Christianbook.com

This is a beautifully written, completely satisfying, and intensely inspirational book. I'd read only a couple of chapters when I didn't want to lay it down--I really wanted to know what happened to ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter One
1
ChapterThree
17
Chapter Five
33
OBrien Family
47
Chapter Seven
51
Chapter Eight
65
Chapter Nine
79
Chapter Eleven
99
Chapter Seventeen
147
Chapter Nineteen
171
Chapter TwentyOne
189
Chapter TwentyThree
205
Chapter TwentyFive
219
Chapter TwentySeven
239
Chapter TwentyNine
257
Chapter ThirtyOne
271

Chapter Thirteen
115
Chapter Fifteen
129

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About the author (2012)

Bestselling, award-winning author Kim Vogel Sawyer wears many hats besides "writer." As a wife, mother, grandmother, and active participant in her church, her life is happily full. But Kim's passion lies in writing stories of hope that encourage her readers to place their lives in God's capable hands. An active speaking ministry assists her with her desire. Kim and her husband make their home on the beautiful plains of Kansas, the setting for many of Kim's novels. She is the author of more than twenty novels.

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