FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mail-Order Bride Tale with a Twist Inspires Readers to Live Free of Perfection’s Chains “Sawyer (
Grace and the Preacher) weaves an endearing story of love and discovery set in late-19th-century rural Kansas. (Her) fans will appreciate this tale of love, faith, and new beginnings.”—Publishers Weekly
From best-selling and award-winning author Kim Vogel Sawyer comes a new and heartwarming historical romance that transports readers to an 1888 Kansas ranching town: Beneath a Prairie Moon
(March 20, 2018, WaterBrook).
In this stand-alone novel, 16 unruly bachelors from Spiveyville, Kansas, apply to receive mail-order brides, but they are not prepared for the pair of high-society women who first come to make them suitable grooms.
Penniless and out of options after her father is arrested for illegal business dealings, Abigail Grant has reluctantly joined forces with Mrs. Helena Bingham—owner of Bingham’s Bevy of Brides—to tutor the Kansas ranchers. As she struggles to teach the prospective grooms in the subjects of manners and morals, she also struggles to let go of the only remaining part of her former life: her stringent behavior model.
Mack Cleveland, the only Spiveyville bachelor who has not applied for a bride but who would rather trust the Good Lord with his love story, helps Abigail adjust to prairie life. But can Abigail release the past and perfection she clings to and open herself up to a new world of possibilities on the prairie?
In Beneath a Prairie Moon
, Sawyer sprinkles humor throughout the plot to develop her cast of quirky and endearing characters. She also maintains her brand of storytelling characterized by the hope and encouragement she offers readers, particularly that perfection cannot be attained by humans and that we must look beneath the surface to appreciate each other’s differences.
“I hope readers will perhaps open themselves up to seeing others through Jesus’ eyes,” says Sawyer. “Abigail needed to do this for the townsfolk, and the townsfolk needed to do this for Abigail. When we look (and love) through Him instead of relying on our human failings, hearts change.”
Contact: Chelsea Woodward