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About Beneath a Prairie Moon

Readers rabid for the sweet historical romances of Tracie Peterson and Tamara Alexander will flock to best-selling author Kim Vogel Sawyer's prairie-set heartwarmer of high society cast-off and the western town that welcomes her.

Abigail Brantley grew up in affluence and knows exactly how to behave in high society. But when she is cast from the social registers due to her father's illegal dealings, she finds herself forced into a role she never imagined: tutoring rough Kansas ranchers in the subjects of manners and morals so they can "marry up" with their mail-order brides. Mack Cleveland, whose father was swindled by a mail-order bride, wants no part of the scheme to bring Eastern women to Spiveyville, Kansas, and he's put off by the snooty airs and fastidious behavior of the "little city gal" in their midst. But as time goes by, his heart goes out to the teacher who tries so diligently to smooth the rough edges from the down-to-earth men. How can he teach her that perfection won't bring happiness?

About Kim Vogel Sawyer

KIM VOGEL SAWYER is a highly acclaimed, best-selling author with more than one million books in print, in seven different languages. Her titles have earned numerous accolades including the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers' Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Kim lives in central Kansas with her retired military husband, Don, where she continues to write gentle stories of hope. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters and grandchildren.

Product Details

352 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Mar 20, 2018

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

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Read the first chapter of Beneath a Prairie Moon. Readers rabid for the sweet historical romances of Tracie Peterson and Tamara Alexander will flock to best-selling author Kim Vogel Sawyer's prairie-set heartwarmer of high society cast-off and the western town that welcomes her. Abigail Brantley grew up in affluence and knows exactly how to behave in high society. But when she is cast from the social registers due to her father's illegal dealings, she finds herself forced into a role she never imagined: tutoring rough Kansas ranchers in the subjects of manners and morals so they can "marry up" with their mail-order brides. Mack Cleveland, whose father was swindled by a mail-order bride, wants no part of the scheme to bring Eastern women to Spiveyville, Kansas, and he's put off by the snooty airs and fastidious behavior of the "little city gal" in their midst. But as time goes by, his heart goes out to the teacher who tries so diligently to smooth the rough edges from the down-to-earth men. How can he teach her that perfection won't bring happiness?

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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.”
 

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By Laura Mortimer

What a guaranteed enjoyable book? Pick up ANY novel by Kim Vogel Sawyer! Her newest book, "Beneath a Prairie Moon," is no different! This time, I'm reminded of the magnitude of proper rules that dictated life for a well-trained lady in the 1800s. Abigail Grant's self-created assignment is to never be improper and her real job is to transform a town of unruly men. Sixteen men from Spiveyville have sent for mail-order brides, but are deemed...

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By Jessica Kramasz

This is a beautiful with rich and unique characters. I loved how the individual personalities developed through the story, how hearts and minds were changed, and how the men responded to feminine gentleness, and how the men set equally changed and broadened the women.The characters are what really set this story apart from others. Each character is unique, and each has their own voice. They are so distinct that I can "hear" them in my mind....

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By Kristina Anderson

Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer is a historical romance novel that takes readers back to 1888.  Mrs. Helena Bingham owns Bingham's Bevy of Brides in Newton, Massachusetts.  She is not surprised to find that Abigail Grant has returned once again.  Abigail was raised to be a lady with a genteel education and refined manners.  After the downfall of her father from his illegal dealings, Abigail found herself without a home and a...

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By Jordyn Upchurch

I have a confession to make, I had to take a slight reading break. I read the first book of the year and after that, I wasn't in the mood to read for about two weeks-which is crazy for me because I usually always keep a book going.I guess my mind just needed a little break, because now that I did that I'm back to reading consistently.The book I read is Beneath a Prairie Moon. As most of y'all know by now that I'm a huge fan of historical...

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By Kathy Branfield

Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer is an absolutely heartwarming historical romance with a gentle undercurrent of faith. After her father is arrested and convicted of stealing from his business partners, Abigail Brantley loses not only her social standing, but her friends and fiancé.  With no one to turn to for help, she becomes a mail order bride for Mrs. Helena Bingham. Unfortunately , none of her matches have worked out...

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