Beneath A Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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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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Title: Beneath A Prairie Moon

Series (if applicable): N/A as of right now

Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer

Publisher (if applicable): Waterbrook Press

Genre(s): Romance, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Fiction, Christian, Christian Fiction

My Rating: three stars (DNF)


My Review:

You know, I just realized I really haven’t been finishing books lately. Ugh, it really makes me feel bad to dnf this one, but I just couldn’t keep going. I’m not trying to be picky about books. It’s just that I’ve seen many other reviews gushing over how this book is wonderful and I really hoped it was going to be the same for me, but it just wasn’t.

My main issue is that I just felt a little bored. I only finished 120(+) pages and I realized this book was just not for me. Now, the author didn’t do anything wrong. I just wasn’t compelled to read it. It had this Christy (by Catherine Marshall) vibe but it just didn’t work for me.

Also, there were many discussions of marriage, since it’s centered around mail-order brides, romance, etc… I realized I was not ready to read this, at least not right now. I mean, I can handle romance, but this book was just not my preference nor necessary for my age. I recently read a nonfiction for girls and it made me realize once again I don’t want to focus on romance in general. At the time when I first saw it, it sounded fine and intriguing to me. I guess your tastes can change over time, eh?

Since I did not finish this book, I’m going to rate it three stars. The reason for this? First of all, I don’t think it’s fair to rate it less than that since I don’t think I have a valid reason to do so. Plus, I might see if I can read it again after a month or two, when I think I’m ready to. I’ll re-review it when I attempt this book again in the future. The one good thing that came out of this for me is that I’m going to be more careful in what I choose to read, thus hoping avoiding a scenario similar to this one in the future. The cover is very lovely! ❤


I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to provide a positive one.

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