Kim Vogel Sawyer Books In Order

Bringing Maggie Home Books In Publication Order

  1. Bringing Maggie Home (2017)
  2. Unveiling the Past (2020)

Heart of the Prairie Books In Publication Order

  1. Waiting for Summer’s Return (2006)
  2. Where Willows Grow (2007)
  3. Where the Heart Leads (2008)
  4. A Promise for Spring (2009)
  5. Fields of Grace (2009)
  6. A Hopeful Heart (2009)
  7. Courting Miss Amsel (2011)
  8. A Whisper of Peace (2011)
  9. Song of My Heart (2012)
  10. A Home in Drayton Valley (2012)

Kansas Weddings Books In Publication Order

  1. Dear John (2006)
  2. That Wilder Boy (2006)
  3. Promising Angela (2006)

Katy Lambright Books In Publication Order

  1. Katy’s New World (2010)
  2. Katy’s Debate (2010)
  3. Katy’s Homecoming (2010)
  4. Katy’s Decision (2011)

Mountain Lakes Books In Publication Order

  1. A Seeking Heart (2002)
  2. A Heart Surrenders (2004)
  3. When A Heart Cries (2004)

My Heart Remembers Books In Publication Order

  1. My Heart Remembers (2008)
  2. In Every Heartbeat (2010)

Sommerfield Trilogy Books In Publication Order

  1. Bygones (2007)
  2. Beginnings (2007)
  3. Blessings (2008)

Sweet Sanctuary Books In Publication Order

  1. Sweet Sanctuary (2013)
  2. My Soul Sings (2016)
  3. Sinking Sand (2017)

What Once Was Lost Books In Publication Order

  1. The Grace That Leads Us Home (2013)
  2. What Once Was Lost (2013)
  3. Just As I Am (2013)

The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy Books In Publication Order

  1. When Mercy Rains (2014)
  2. When Grace Sings (2015)
  3. When Love Returns (2015)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. When Hope Blossoms (2012)
  2. Echoes of Mercy (2013)
  3. Through the Deep Waters (2014)
  4. Room for Hope (2016)
  5. Guide Me Home (2016)
  6. Grace and the Preacher (2017)
  7. Beneath a Prairie Moon (2018)
  8. Ours for a Season (2018)
  9. A Silken Thread (2019)
  10. The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow (2020)
  11. From This Moment (2021)
  12. Freedom’s Song (2021)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Something Borrowed (2017)
  2. To Sing Another Day (2017)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. In the Morning When I Rise (2019)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Central Park Rendezvous (2012)

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Kim Vogel Sawyer Books Overview

Waiting for Summer’s Return

After losing her husband and children to typhoid, Summer Steadman lacks the desire to forge ahead to Oklahoma. Instead she seeks employment in the small Mennonite community of Gaeddert, Kansas, to be near the graves of her family. Widower Peter Ollenberger, the local gristmill owner, needs someone to teach his son. When he hears of a ‘learned woman’ in town, he believes she is the answer to his prayers, despite the fact that he faces censure for helping an ‘outsider.’ There is next to nothing Peter will not do for his son. But when the boy begins looking at Summer as more than a teacher, Peter battles with himself. Does he marry this woman to give his son a new mother, or does he marry only for love?

Where Willows Grow

After enduring a depression and drought, Anna Mae Phipps and her husband, Harley, can barely feed the two daughters they have how will they afford another baby? Though Anna Mae is furious when Harley sells the mules and takes a job building a castle in another part of Kansas with the Works Progress Administration, she eventually realizes it was their only hope. But when no letters arrive from Harley, Anna Mae fears her husband may be gone for good. The drought has stolen everything from her will it take Harley, too?

Where the Heart Leads

After his graduation from college, Thomas Ollenburger is filled with big dreams and many questions. What will he do for a career? Should he marry? Where will he call home? Torn between his Mennonite roots on the Kansas prairie and his love for the big city of Boston, as well as his affection for a girl in each location, Thomas is unsure of his place in the world. He has always sought God’s leading in his decision making, but now it seems as if God is staying silent. Has Thomas’s heart led him astray?

A Promise for Spring

England-born Emmaline Bradford pledged her life to Geoffrey Garrett and then bid him farewell when he sailed to America. Although Geoffrey anticipated only a short separation, several years passed before he was able to send for Emmaline. By then the fiery flame of her youthful love had all but died. Shocked by the conditions on Geoffrey’s Kansas sheep ranch, Emmaline wishes to return to England immediately. Geoffrey offers a compromise: If Emmaline promises to stay until spring, he’ll pay her return fare if she decides to go back to her home country. When spring arrives, will Emmaline return to England, or will she marry Geoffrey and carve out a life with him in Kansas?

Fields of Grace

With their eldest son nearly to the age when he will be drafted into military service, Reinhardt and Lillian Vogt decide to immigrate to America, the land of liberty, with their three sons and Reinhardt’s adopted brother, Eli. But when tragedy strikes during the voyage, Lillian and Eli are forced into an agreement neither desires. Determined to fulfill his obligation to Reinhardt, Eli plans to see Lillian and her sons safely settled on their Kansas homestead and he’s equally determined that the boys will be reared in the Mennonite faith. What he doesn’t expect is his growing affection for Lillian and the deep desire to be part of a family.

A Hopeful Heart

Dowryless and desperate, Tressa Neill applies to the inaugural class of Wyatt Herdsman School in Barnett, Kansas, in 1888. The school’s one-of-a-kind program teaches young women from the East the skills needed to become a rancher–or the wife of one. Shy and small for her twenty-two years, Tressa is convinced she’ll never have what it takes to survive Hattie Wyatt’s hands-on instruction in skills such as milking a cow, branding a calf, riding a horse, and cooking up a mess of grub for hungry ranch hands. But what other options does she have? Abel Samms wants nothing to do with the group of potential brides his neighbor brought to town. He was smitten with an eastern girl once–and he got his heart broken. But there’s something about quiet Tressa and her bumbling ways that makes him take notice. When Tressa’s life is endangered, will Abel risk his own life–and his heart–to help this eastern girl?

Courting Miss Amsel

Edythe Amsel is delighted with her first teaching assignment: a one-room schoolhouse in Walnut Hill, Nebraska. Independent, headstrong, and a strong believer in a well-rounded education, Edythe is ready to open the world to the students in this tiny community. But is Walnut Hill ready for her? Joel Townsend is thrilled to learn the town council hired a female teacher to replace the ruthless man who terrorized his nephews for the past two years. Having raised the boys on his own since their parents’ untimely deaths, Joel believes they will benefit from a woman’s influence. But he sure didn’t bargain on a woman like Miss Amsel. Within the first week, she has the entire town up in arms over her outlandish teaching methods, which include collecting leaves, catching bugs, making snow angels, and stringing ropes in strange patterns all over the schoolyard. Joel can’t help but notice that she’s also mighty pretty with her rosy lips, fashionable clothes, and fancy way of speaking. When Edythe decides to take her pupils to hear Miss Susan Anthony speak on the women’s suffrage amendment, the town’s outcry reaches new heights. Even Joel isn’t sure he can support her newfangled ideas any longer. And if he can’t trust her to know how to teach the boys, how can he trust her with his heart?

Song of My Heart

Sadie Wagner has always been devoted to her family. So when her stepfather is injured and can’t work, she decides to leave home and accept a position as a clerk at the mercantile in Goldtree, Kansas. Goldtree also offers the opportunity to use her God given singing talent though the promised opera house is far different from what she imagined. With her family needing every cent she can provide, Sadie will do anything to keep her job. Thad McKane comes to Goldtree at the request of the town council. The town has been plagued by bootlegging operations, and Thad believes he can find the culprit. After he earns enough money doing sheriff work, he wants to use it to pay for his training to become a minister. Thad is immediately attracted to the beautiful singer who performs in Asa Baxter’s unusual opera house, but when he hears her practicing bawdy tunes, he begins to wonder if she’s far less innocent than she seems. And when Sadie appears to be part of the very crimes he’s come to investigate, is there any hope the love blossoming between them will survive?

Dear John

After losing her parents in a fatal accident, Marin must step at once into their shoes: her mother’s to take care of her brother, John; her father’s to run the advertising agency he founded. Her brother has Downs syndrome and has stayed at home most of his life, and Marin refuses to place him in an institution, despite the urgings of family and friends to do so. Phillip Wilder helps bring disabled and non disabled people together by placing clients in jobs throughout the city. But when he receives a call from Marin Brooks, who hopes to use his service only as a day care facility for her brother, he balks. What holds her back from letting her brother get a job? Will God help these two, who seem perfect for each other, reconcile their differences?

That Wilder Boy

Carrie Mays knows that to whom much is given much is required. That’s why she has to figure out what to do with the large inheritance she’s about to receive. She doesn’t want people to look at her and see dollar signs; she just wants to be loved for being Carrie. But when she is rejected because of her money, she doesn’t like that either. She has to surrender to the Lord and allow Him to bring her all that she needs. Rocky Wilder has always dreamed of having money. But now that he is a Christian all he wants is to follow the path the Lord has a laid out for him, and it looks like that’s becoming a landscaper. But he needs the funds to get his business up and going. Can he find a way to follow the Lord and not hurt people along the way? Has Rocky really changed, or is he still That Wilder Boy?

Promising Angela

Following her drug related arrest, Angela finds herself out of rehab and in Gods family. Shes working at New Beginnings to fulfill her community service hours, but beyond that, shes never felt more alone. Her old friends only want her the way she used to be, and her newest Christian friend, Ben, cant seem to forgive her past. Jesus and His promises are her only comfort. Ben Atchisons attraction to Angela comes to a screeching halt when he learns of her history. His cousins suffered permanent disability due to an overdose. Once an addict, always an addict, right? How could God ask him to love another person traveling the painful road of drug abuse? Will Ben allow his heart to trust Angela and in the God who promises to make her new?

Katy’s New World

When Katy Lambright is given the opportunity to attend a secular high school outside her Mennonite community, she is ecstatic. But as Katy begins to adjust to life outside her community and begins to make decisions for herself, her relationships with her family and lifelong friends become strained. Can Katy balance her new world with the Old Order?

Katy’s Debate

Katy’s Debate is the second book in the Katy Lambright series by bestselling author Kim Vogel Sawyer, which follows sixteen year old Katy as she adjusts to life outside her Old Order Mennonite community in Kansas. Katy s dad is courting Rosemary Graber, and Katy decides to use her new debate skills to end the romance before it can go any further.

A Seeking Heart

A rich, heartwarming story about discovering God’s love, acceptance, and healing for even the most damaged hearts. It’s 1917, and Samantha O’Brien, seventeen years old, runs away from Wisconsin to Minnesota to escape a drunkard father and broken home. She is accepted with open arms into the Klaassen family, German Mennonites who show both love and patience to this lonely and defensive girl. Samantha’s fractured childhood and its devastating losses make it very difficult for her to accept the Klaassen’s genuine care and concern, because she’s sure nobody can love the likes of her. But with prayer, time and love, the family including the young and handsome Adam Klaassen begins to break through Samantha’s walls.

My Heart Remembers

United by blood, divided by time, will three orphan train siblings ever find one another again? Orphaned in a tenement fire, three Irish immigrant children are sent to Missouri to be adopted. Despite eight year old Maelle’s desperate attempts to keep her siblings together, each child is taken by a different family. Yet Maelle vows that she will never stop searching for her brother and sister…
and that they will be together one day in the future. Seventeen years later, Maelle is still searching. But the years have washed away her hope…
and her memories. What are Mattie and Molly doing now? Where has life taken them? Will she ever see her brother and sister again?

In Every Heartbeat

As three friends who grew up in the same orphanage head off to college together, they each harbor a cherished dream. Libby wishes to become a famous journalist, Pete plans to study to become a minister, and Bennett wants to join a fraternity 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. And 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?


Widower Marie Koeppler and her grown daughter Beth reluctantly return to the Mennonite community Marie abandoned twenty three years ago. Soon after their arrival in Sommerfeld, a series of mysterious thefts raises the community’s suspicions against the ”outsiders.” Can Marie prove their innocence, or will she be forced to flee once more? Henry Braun thought he’d gotten his love for Marie out of his system, but soon begins to wonder if she’s stolen more than his heart. When it’s all said and done, can Henry and Marie let Bygones be Bygones, or has their love been doomed from the start?


Beth Quinn is struggling to find a place to belong in the Old Order Mennonite Community of Sommerfeld, Kansas. When she starts a business designing stained glass windows, two men one a Mennonite, the other not begin to vie for her attention. Andrew Braun, a member of the Sommerfeld fellowship, is dedicated to family and faith. Sean McCauley, the son of a successful businessman, may only be interested in Beth’s talents. Will Beth look to her heavenly Father to fill the emptiness within, or will her desperate quest for love shatter more than one heart?


Trina Muller has always had a passion for healing abandoned and injured animals. Her parents encourage this tenderness towards God’s creatures until Trina confesses her dream of going to veterinary college. Why can’t she accept that God’s will is for her to be a wife and mother? Graham Ortmann loves Trina, but how can he possibly marry someone who is determined to go against the dictates of the Old Order Mennonite fellowship? Trina can never be happy if she is outside of God’s will for her life. But which life will she choose one with Graham or one in pursuit of her heart’s calling?

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