My Heart Remembers (My Heart Remembers Book #1)

My Heart Remembers (My Heart Remembers Book #1)

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by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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Three orphaned immigrant children are separated, but long to find each other again. A prairie story in the tradition of Janette Oke.See more details below


Three orphaned immigrant children are separated, but long to find each other again. A prairie story in the tradition of Janette Oke.

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Kim Vogel Sawyer weaves the lives of the three siblings together in a way that not only exposes the plight of children during this era, but also explores the hope that remains in the midst of difficulty. It is a touching story that will remind you to cherish your children and to thank God for the providence and care he provides, regardless of the circumstances.
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When a tenement fire in 1866 New York City leaves three Irish immigrant siblings parentless, the children are placed on an "orphan train" and sent to be adopted out West. The children are separated when each is taken by a different family, and eight-year-old Maelle, apprenticed to a traveling photographer, vows to be reunited with her brother and sister. A sympathetic protagonist and interesting historical detail enhance this sweet, simple story of family bonds and faith that spans nearly 20 years. A good family read, this title is appropriate for both adult and YA readers. Recommended for inspirational historical fiction collections. Sawyer, winner of the American CF Writers' 2007 Book of the Year award (Waiting for Summer's Return ), lives in Kansas.

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Baker Publishing Group
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My Heart Remembers , #1
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Vickie McDonough
"It's been a long time since I read a book that brought tears to my eyes, but My Heart Remembers did, both sad and happy tears. This emotionally packed novel is sure to tug at your heartstrings as you read the story of the Gallagher children, who represent so many children who actually rode the orphan trains and were separated from their loved ones and thrust alone into unfamiliar circumstances. Readers will experience the children's feeling of total loss, their fears, and longings through each of their points of view and will find it difficult to set this long book aside until it is finished. Some interesting and unique twists enhance the plot and add intrigue. Have a Kleenex handy. My Heart Remembers is definitely a book for your keeper shelf."--(Vickie McDonough,
Tina Ann Forkner
"In this wonderful historical novel, Kim Vogel Sawyer knits a moving story that is both fresh and meaningful. She even manages to shed light on the many injustices shown to poor and orphaned children in the 18oo's without disrupting the flow of the storyline. And of course, it wouldn't be a Kim Vogel Sawyer book without the element of the love story, which she is so good at writing.

Woven with rich, fascinating historical details, and filled with captivating characters, romance, faith, and a compelling story that will keep the pages turning, this novel is destined to become a favorite on CBA lists. The threads about the orphaned children will challenge the hearts of readers, but My Heart Remembers will no doubt touch readers and fill them with hope and inspiration."--(Tina Ann Forkner,

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