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About The Tapestry of Grace

When a group of Kansas women start a Frauenverein, a benevolent society devoted to aiding widows and orphans, life changes for more than just the hurting people they seek to help in this heartwarming romance inspired by historical events—from the bestselling author of Freedom’s Song.

With classes paused for the planting season, Alexandertol’s schoolteacher Augusta Dyck is glad for some meaningful work to occupy her time. She even knows exactly who their town’s benevolence society should help first: quiet, reserved widower Konrad Rempel and his young twin sons.

Konrad Rempel, however, is adamant that he doesn’t want help. His boys are mischievous but good-hearted. And though Konrad may be struggling, he doesn’t want anyone else sticking their nose in and telling him what his sons need. Or what he needs.

For her part, the charity’s founder Martina Krahn is relieved to have a reason to spend time outside her unhappy home. It even occurs to her that she may, through her work, encounter a boy in need of a family and so find a son for her husband since they have no children of their own.

Augusta, Konrad, and Martina each have deep needs and desires, and each imagines how they should be met: by reaching out or by being left alone. But God, indeed, knows best. Will the competing agendas of Alexandertol’s residents prevent them from receiving God’s help? Or will the members of this small Mennonite community find the answers to their prayers in the very last place they expect—in one another?

About Kim Vogel Sawyer

Kim Vogel Sawyer is a highly acclaimed, bestselling author with more than 1.5 million books in print in seven 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.

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320 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Apr 18, 2023

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

Carton Quantity: 24

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A teacher and a benevolence society founder want to help others. A widower just wants to be left alone.But God knows what all three need. Will the members of this small Mennonite community find the answers to their prayers in the very last place they expect—in one another?

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The Tapestry of Grace By Kim Vogel Sawyer
A WaterBrook Trade Paperback | On April 18, 2022

Bestselling Author Kim Vogel Sawyer Returns to Historical Kansas with Unforgettable Characters and Powerful Prayers in Hope-Filled New Novel

Sipping tea on a sunny afternoon is exactly where readers will want to be when cozying up with award-winningauthor Kim Vogel Sawyer’s upcoming release, The Tapestry of Grace (WaterBrook; 4/18/22). While Publisher’s Weekly characterized Sawyer’s last novel, Still My Forever, as “a melodious second-chance romance” with rich lead characters, fans of faith fiction will similarly fall in love with her new group of memorable Mennonite characters for their admirable vulnerability, warmth, and acts of kindness.

Set in a quaint Kansas town, the heartwarming story of The Tapestry of Grace follows reserved widower Konrad Rempelas he attempts to raise his mischievous twin boys. Sawyer brilliantly details the growth of Konrad’s character, as he becomes the unwilling target of a well-intentioned Frauenverein—a women’s society that strives to help the sick, widowed, and orphaned members of their small community. While readers will find themselves enamored by historical details and entertained by the women’s wit and kindness, they will also be on the edge of their seat to see if the women’s outreach will be the unexpected answer to Konrad’s prayers.

Sawyer is a master at developing multiple storylines with unforgettable characters, andthe cast of The Tapestry of Grace is no different. While following Konrad’s journey, readers will also be swept away by the relatable stories of women involved in the Frauenverein, including its founder Martina Krahn and its first volunteer, Augusta Dyck, an energetic schoolteacher, who bothhave conflicting agendas behind being involved. Readers will be eager to find out whether this Mennonite community finds the answer to their prayers in one another.

Rooted inbiblical truth, The Tapestry of Grace is a reminder of the power of prayer and community. With the central theme of Hebrews 4:16 (“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need”),this historical fiction novel is an ideal book club pick for women’s groups, as well as a perfect gift for someone in need of escapism and encouragement.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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. Sawyer 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.

Website: www.kimvogelsawyer.com
Facebook:Kim Vogel Sawyer
Twitter:@kimvogelsawyer

THE TAPESTRY OF GRACE By Kim Vogel Sawyer
A WaterBrook Trade Paperback | On Sale April 18, 2022
ISBN: 9780593194386| e-ISBN:9780593194393

Suggested Interview Questions for Kim Vogel Sawyer

1. What inspired you to write The Tapestry of Grace?

2. What did your process for this book entail, from the original idea to researching, outlining, and writing?

3. What parts of the process did you find to be the most challenging and why?

4. What did you enjoy most about creating Mennonite characters and detailing historical Kansas?

5. Can you explain what Frauenverein is and why you chose to write about it?

6. With two of the main characters being widows, what do you hope widows, or other people who have lost a loved one, will take away from reading this novel?

7. Which of these characters do you relate to most and why?

8. This story revolves around the power of prayer within a community. Why is it so important for people to pray for people they know, even if those people don’t ask for help?

9. What message do you hope readers take away from The Tapestry of Grace?

10. What are you working on next?

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