Monday, October 4, 2010

Review of In Every Heartbeat!

In Every Heartbeat by Kim Vogel Sawyer is the heartwarming story of three friends who find their way into the world. Pete, Bennett, and Libby have all just graduated from the orphanage, and they are now ready to begin college. All three pursue different interests, but their distance brings them even closer. Libby wants to be a renowned journalist who will be admired. Pete wants to follow God's will as a minister, and Bennett is studying to be an engineer, although all he wants to do is have some adventures.

The friends have their share of troubles (romances, putting a bully in his place, and baseball games), but the worst shock happens when Libby uncovers a terrible event in Pete's family.

Will the friends be able to stick together?

I absolutely loved this book. I wanted to keep reading until the very end. This was especially true with the first several chapters of the book. They were filled with unexpected things for me as a fan of historical fiction, and I really did enjoy it. Libby learns some important lessons about God, writing, and romance through this adventure. The writing style was enjoyable and believable. I applaud the author's use of different point of views to keep things interesting. The voices switch between Pete, Libby, and Bennett. I never got bored, confused, or annoyed with the switching. It gave more depth to the story, and I admire that.

I found no objectionable content in this book.

I rate this book five out of five stars. Bravissimo!

~Specifics (from amazon.com):
~Paperback: 352 pages
~Publisher: Bethany House (September 1, 2010)
~Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1 inches

Note: I received this book freely from Bethany House Publishers. I am not obligated to write a positive review- only a honest one.

Blessings,

7 comments:

Rachael said...

free? how?

~Prism~ said...

www.bethanyhouse.com/bookreviewers

:)

Blessings,
~Prism~

MaidenOfEmmanuel said...

Prism, every time I read your book reviews for your agirlofmanycolors.blogspot.com blog I just want to read the books because the ysound so interesting!

Maiden

Sierra said...

I read her Katie Lambright Series and didn't know if her other ones were good...I'll have to see if my library has it.
Sierra

Katie said...

ok, quick question: I've signed up to review for Bethany House, but I can't figure out how to request books. Cause like with Book Sneeze, it's really easy, but I can't figure it out with Bethany House. thanks so much! (and I love your blog :)

~Prism~ said...

Katie, Bethany House sends periodical e-mails to their reviewer members. Each e-mail is a different genre of book that you signed up to review. You'll click the book you want to review, and they send it to you :)

Hope this helps

Blessings,
~Prism~

Memzie said...

Wow! Free! Sounds amazing!

Love the book review! You always make your book reviews SO helpful!

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