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A lost ring brings together two wounded souls—a youth minister haunted by the past and a spunky church custodian—in this heartwarming romance from the bestselling author of The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow.
 
“Kim Vogel Sawyer is an amazing storyteller who crafts each of her stories with page-turning excitement and rich character development.”—Tracie Peterson, bestselling author of the Golden Gate Secrets series

Growing up in the foster care system, Jase Edgar always dreamed of one day starting his own family. But his fiancée's untimely death shattered his plans. Moving to Kansas and serving as a youth minister should be a fresh start, but he can't seem to set aside his doubts about God's goodness long enough to embrace his new life.

Newly-appointed church custodian, Lori Fowler is battling her own challenges. Her strained relationship with her father and her struggles with overeating convince her she's not worthy enough for love. When an Amish weaver enlists their help locating the owner of a ring found among the donated clothing she uses as fabric, Jase and Lori find themselves drawn to each other. But will they be able to release the past and move forward from this moment into a joyful future?

Praise

Praise for the novels of Kim Vogel Sawyer

“Kim Vogel Sawyer has a unique ability to connect readers to their own foibles and needs by exploring the hearts of her characters with great insight. I highly recommend this amazing novelist.”—Hannah Alexander, author of the Hallowed Halls series

“Kim Vogel Sawyer is an amazing storyteller who crafts each of her stories with page-turning excitement and rich character development. I’ve known Kim for many years and can honestly say that her books are some of the most satisfying and delightful I’ve read. I feel confident my readers will enjoy her novels immensely.”—Tracie Peterson, bestselling author of more than one hundred fiction titles, including the Golden Gate Secrets series

“Kim Vogel Sawyer paints characters with exquisite detail emotionally and physically, then sets them in a story that transports the reader into a world equally as appealing as the people who live there. A captivating read, leaving you wanting more.”—Lauraine Snelling, author of To Everything a Season, Wake the Dawn, and Heaven Sent Rain

“In The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow, Sawyer provides a delightful look into the rich history behind the historic packhorse librarians of Appalachia, sweeping readers into the backwoods of 1936 Kentucky with fantastic period details and dialects that shift with each character’s point of view. Contrasts between characters’ frames of mind, such as propriety and faith versus anger and fear, create emotional depth and allow Sawyer to celebrate the healing power of kindness and love. With a grace-based message of self-worth, this suspenseful historical romance is sure to charm readers.”Booklist (starred review)

A Silken Thread is a truly inspirational tale cemented in the bonds of family and true friendship.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Sawyer’s Beneath a Prairie Moon is laced with humor, danger, and unexpected plot twists.”Library Journal

About Kim Vogel Sawyer

Kim Vogel Sawyer is a highly acclaimed, bestselling author with more than 1.5 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 and her retired military husband, Don, live in central Kansas, where she continues to write gentle stories of hope. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters and her grandchildren.

Product Details

352 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Feb 23, 2021

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

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

Start reading chapter 1.  A lost ring brings together two wounded souls--a youth minister haunted by the past and a spunky church custodian--in this heartwarming romance from the bestselling author of The Librarian of Boone's Hollow. Growing up in the foster care system, Jase Edgar always dreamed of one day starting his own family. But his fiancée's untimely death shattered his plans. Moving to Kansas and serving as a youth minister should be a fresh start, but he can't seem to set aside his doubts about God's goodness long enough to embrace his new life. Newly-appointed church custodian, Lori Fowler is battling her own challenges. Her strained relationship with her father and her struggles with overeating convince her she's not worthy enough for love. When an Amish weaver enlists their help locating the owner of a ring found among the donated clothing she uses as fabric, Jase and Lori find themselves drawn to each other. But will they be able to release the past and move forward from this moment into a joyful future?

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Leslie Calhoun, Publicity Associate
lcalhoun@penguinrandomhouse.com
(719) 268-1932
 
From the Author of The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow Comes a New Contemporary Novel about a Lost Ring, a Hidden Struggle, and a Chance to Start Anew
 
“Set in contemporary small-town Kansas, the latest from Sawyer, following The Librarian from Boone's Hollow (2019), is a refreshing story of supportive friendship and accountability…. Sawyer uses realistic characters and their flaws to illuminate the damaging effects of shame-based coping mechanisms while exploring themes of self-worth, discernment, and prayer in daily life and reflecting on the power of the past to define one’s future.
Booklist Review
 
“Sawyer packs this entertaining tale with many twists and leaves the door open for more tales set in Bradleyville. The author’s fans will love this.”
Publishers Weekly
 
 
In the same comforting and graceful style that has earned her so many accolades and loyal fans over the years, bestselling author Kim Vogel Sawyer pens an inspirational story about three intertwined souls who must learn how to release the weight of their pasts in order to step into the promise of a hopeful future. In weaving their three stories together like the pattern of a patchwork quilt, From This Moment (WaterBrook, 2/23/21) guides readers on a journey of grief, healing, new beginnings, and the faithfulness of God.
 
After losing his fiancée in a terrible accident, heartbroken Jase Edgar abandons Texas and all its troubling memories for the chance to start over as a youth minister in small town Kansas. But as someone who spent his entire childhood adrift in the foster-care system, he struggles with a sense of belonging and can’t seem to set aside his doubts long enough to fully embrace his new life. After all, how can a God who’s supposed to be good allow such awful things to happen?
 
Lori Fowler is battling her own challenges. Due to a strained relationship with her father and a hidden eating disorder, she’s never been sure she is worthy of love. She conceals her insecurities beneath her spunky personality, and even her best friend, Kenzie Stetler, a former Amish woman living apart from her family in the English world, doesn’t realize how desperate Lori is for change.
 
When a donation to Kenzie’s weaving project leads to a puzzling mystery, the lives of these three people will intersect in ways no one ever expected. The journey will require courage…if they ever hope to release the past and move forward into a joyful future.
 
As one of the characters notes, “We do not serve a wasteful God. I doubt Tony told me everything you’ve dealt with in your short life, but he told me enough to know you’ve had a lot to overcome. Every one of those situations we refer to as trials serves a purpose. Maybe it was to strengthen you. Maybe to give you wisdom. Maybe so you could show someone else how to navigate a tough pathway.”
 
Fans of wholesome romances and readers of Amish fiction will find themselves transported along for a heartwarming story that provides valuable lessons on how to hear the voice of God, how to recover from tragedy and loss, and how to navigate seasons of doubt when nothing seems to make sense.
 
For more information, visit www.waterbrookmultnomah.com.
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: KIM VOGEL SAWYER is an award-winning, bestselling author with more than 1.5 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 and her retired military husband, Don, live in in central Kansas, where she continues to write gentle stories of hope. When she isn’t writing, Sawyer stays active serving in her church, traveling, and spoiling her grandchildren. For more information, visit www.kimvogelsawyer.com.  
 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KimVogelSawyer.Author.Speaker/
Twitter: @kimvogelsawyer
 
 

 
Praise for Kim Vogel Sawyer
“In The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow, Sawyer provides a delightful look into the rich history behind the historic packhorse librarians of Appalachia, sweeping readers into the backwoods of 1936 Kentucky with fantastic period details and dialects that shift with each character’s point of view. Contrasts between characters’ frames of mind, such as propriety and faith versus anger and fear, create emotional depth and allow Sawyer to celebrate the healing power of kindness and love. With a grace-based message of self-worth, this suspenseful historical romance is sure to charm readers.”
—Booklist (starred review)
“A Silken Thread is a truly inspirational tale cemented in the bonds of family and true friendship.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review) 
“Sawyer’s Beneath a Prairie Moon is laced with humor, danger, and unexpected plot twists.”
—Library Journal
“Kim Vogel Sawyer has a unique ability to connect readers to their own foibles and needs by exploring the hearts of her characters with great insight. I highly recommend this amazing novelist.”
—Hannah Alexander, author of the Hallowed Halls series
“Kim Vogel Sawyer is an amazing storyteller who crafts each of her stories with page-turning excitement and rich character development. I’ve known Kim for many years and can honestly say that her books are some of the most satisfying and delightful I’ve read. I feel confident my readers will enjoy her novels immensely.”
—Tracie Peterson, bestselling author of more than one hundred fiction titles, including the Golden Gate Secrets series
“Kim Vogel Sawyer paints characters with exquisite detail emotionally and physically, then sets them in a story that transports the reader into a world equally as appealing as the people who live there. A captivating read, leaving you wanting more.”
—Lauraine Snelling, author of To Everything a Season, Wake the Dawn, and Heaven Sent Rain
 
 
 
 
Suggested Questions
From This Moment
by Kim Vogel Sawyer
 
 
1.     What was your inspiration for this story?
2.     Even though From This Moment is an uplifting story, it incorporates some heavier themes, such as eating disorders, personal loss, and doubt. Why were these important for you to include?
3.     Are any of the characters based on real people?
4.     Another central theme of the book is the difference between grace-based faith and works-based faith. Can you share more about that?
5.     Who was your favorite character to write? Which character did you resonate with the most?
6.     What do you hope readers will take away from this book?

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