Monday, October 31, 2011
A Whisper of Peace by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Well, I just finished reading A Whisper of Peace by Kim Vogel Sawyer, and loved it! It is a great book about a brother-stepsister pair of missionaries to an Alaskan Indian people group in 1898. It’s not a love story, not an adventure per se, but it is a nice historical fiction.
Clay and his step-sister Vivian have come to spread the Gospel to an Alaskan Indian people group. As they arrive they meet a young woman, Lizzie, who is part white, part Athabascan, and is forced to live separate from the tribe due to her mixed blood. As the story progresses, Clay builds a school building and begins his work among the tribe members; Vivian assists and makes friends with Lizzie. This turns out to be very unpopular with the tribal leadership. I don’t want to give more away, but read the book to see how this part of the story develops! There is also a great sub-story about Vivian, which I wished the book addressed even more.
So, I already said I liked the book. It was a clear, easy book to read. It had interesting “scenery” not just the Alaskan landscape, but also the tribe and its customs and traditions. There actually wasn’t much character development of Clay, who was seemingly one of the main characters, but that seemed okay. As the story unfolded Lizzie and Vivian took center stage. I don’t want to give any more away, but really, it’s a nice read. It’s not so much a love story, so for those who don’t like romances, this book may be for you!
If you’re looking for a nice, clean, easy, entertaining read, check this one out!
I received a copy of this book for free from Bethany House Publishers for the purposes of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.
Posted by Sheila at 7:26 PM