Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Book Review: In Every Heartbeat
In Every Heartbeat
By Kim Vogel Sawyer
Bethany House, 2010
English, 352 pgs
Three best friends, three cherished dreams, three searching hearts... As three friends who grew up in the same orphanage head off to college together, they each harbor a special plan for the future. 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. 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?
I did have a hard time getting into the story, but once I did, I really enjoyed this book. The story isn't too far-fetched and the characters are lovably flawed. I love that the main characters are to woven together as a family and that they come to realize their places. I really can't find anything to fault in the story-telling. It's a good read.
I was provided with a copy of the book in return for a review. No additional compensation has been received and I was not required to write a positive review.