Monday, July 1, 2013

Book Review: In Every Heartbeat

In Every Heartbeat by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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 started this book months ago and would put it down here and there to read other books, but finally I took the time to finish it! It was actually really good. I had read the book before it in this series, "My Heart Remembers" and really liked that one, so I was eager to read this one as well. I think Kim Vogel Sawyer is a really good writer and would like to read more of her books. She isn't as cliche as some writers can be. I would say I liked the first half of the book better than the second, which is usually the opposite. But I remember being pulled in at the beginning, then at a certain point it got kind of boring. But I still wouldn't say it was bad. It was still a good book overall and had a really cute ending, although it does seem like there were a few loose ends and as far as I know there isn't another book in the series. But one good thing is that it had really likeable characters! I loved all three of the main characters. But anyway, a really good read and I would definitely recommend this series to others. The books have some of the same characters but focus on totally different characters so it's not a series that has to be read in order.

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