This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
In Every Heartbeat
Bethany House (September 1, 2010)

Kim Vogel Sawyer


Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of fifteen novels, including several CBA and ECPA bestsellers. Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Kim is active in her church, where she leads women’s fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and six grandchildren.


As three friends who grew up in the same orphanage head off to college together, they each harbor a cherished dream.

Libby Conley hopes to become a famous journalist. Pete Leidig believes God has called him to study to become a minister. And Bennett Martin plans to pledge a fraternity, find a place to belong, and have as much fun as possible.

But as tensions rise around the world on the brink of World War I, the friends’ differing aspirations and opinions begin to divide them, as well. And when Libby makes a shocking discovery about Pete’s family, will it drive a final wedge between the friends or bond them in ways they never anticipated?

If you would like to read the first chapter of In Every Heartbeat, go HERE.


Once I began reading In Every Heartbeat I didn’t want to put it down. The author’s narrative style was so comfortable that I just wanted to snuggle in and get to know each of the characters better.

A story of three good friends as they leave familiar territory to begin college together, In Every Heartbeat follows Libby, Pete and Bennett through changes that push them apart and draw them back together again and again. Each of the trio encounters situations that force them to make hard choices about their hopes and dreams and whether to let go of grievances over past hurts.

I have read so many really good books during the past year that it is really difficult for me to choose a favorite but I would have to place In Every Heartbeat near the top of my list.