Where the Heart Leads



Where the Heart LeadsAfter 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

Award winning, bestselling author Kim Vogel Sawyer told her kindergarten teacher that someday people would check out her book in the library The little girl dream came true in 2006 with the release of Waiting for Summer s Return Kim s titles now exceed 1.5 million copies and are available in six different languages A former elementary school teacher, she now enjoys a full time writing and speaking ministry Kim s passion lies in writing stories that point the reader to a deeper,intimate relationship with God When Kim isn t writing, you ll find her traveling with her retired military hubby, spoiling her granddarlings, petting the cats, quilting, or as time allows participating in community theater You can learnabout Kim s writing and speaking ministries at her website, KimVogelSawyer.com.

[Reading] ➼ Where the Heart Leads Author Kim Vogel Sawyer – Heartforum.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 347 pages
  • Where the Heart Leads
  • Kim Vogel Sawyer
  • English
  • 19 September 2019
  • 0764202634

10 thoughts on “Where the Heart Leads

  1. Hannah says:

    My very favorite thing about this book was the clear Gospel message that was given Thomas is a hero to root for and one who s easily recognized as a man of honor, even as he sorts through what sort of man God intends him to be Definitely recommended

  2. Hannah says:

    I hate to do this butDNF.First off This book didn t sit well with me from the very first chapter _ Then the ending was spoiled So I really don t want to finish this book _ To be honest I don t even think I would like it anyway I like books with action like Colleen coble s, or Dianne mills.I like books with a ton of Romance Like Dianne gist, and Beverly Lewis Or Wanda e brunstetter Either way, this book started out boring and will most likely end boring.

  3. Zette says:

    I was looking forward to reading this sequel to Waiting for Summer s Return to find out what happens to young Thomas Ollenburger as he becomes a man He turned out to be the man I hoped he would become and was faithful to his father s teachings and Godly heritage I prefer a book with a littlespark to the romance so I was a bit disappointed in that area You don t even know who Thomas is really interested in for most of the book The ending was skimmed over with what felt like quick reso I was looking forward to reading this sequel to Waiting for Summer s Return to find out what happens to young Thomas Ollenburger as he becomes a man He turned out to be the man I hoped he would become and was faithful to his father s teachings and Godly heritage I prefer a book with a littlespark to the romance so I was a bit disappointed in that area You don t even know who Thomas is really interested in for most of the book The ending was skimmed over with what felt like quick resolutions to finish up the story I enjoyed the book but probably won t read it again

  4. Maria says:

    I loved this novel As much as I loved the first novel, I have to admit that I liked this one better It was so lovely to see Thomas all grown up, and he certainly grew into a great man It was wonderful to see that even through his struggles, he held onto what he had learned as a small child His faith was evident in his actions, and it was great to see him making the right choices, even when they were hard The plot was also interesting, especially with the two girls Since both of their POVs a I loved this novel As much as I loved the first novel, I have to admit that I liked this one better It was so lovely to see Thomas all grown up, and he certainly grew into a great man It was wonderful to see that even through his struggles, he held onto what he had learned as a small child His faith was evident in his actions, and it was great to see him making the right choices, even when they were hard The plot was also interesting, especially with the two girls Since both of their POVs are shown, the author really kept me guessing on which one he d end up with I have to say, she did a great job, and the ending wasn t what I thought it would be I came to love both the girls, and I am super happy with who he ended up with I also loved seeing Peter and Summer again I was delighted to catch up with them, and their growing family.The themes of truth, honour and redemption were presented beautifully by the author This isn t a fast paced, exciting novel, but instead it s a novel on the adventures of life, and the journey of a man finding his place in the world I would recommend this to all lovers of inspirational romance

  5. Shari Larsen says:

    This is the 2nd book in the Heart of the Prairie series it picks up 10 years after the first book, Waiting for Summer s Return Thomas Ollenburger is now 20 years old, and has just graduated from college in Boston, where he has been living with his step grandmother Nadine.He returns for the summer to Kansas, not far from the Mennonite community where he grew up, where his father Peter and his family are now living He has big dreams, and he is torn between staying in Kansas and starting his own This is the 2nd book in the Heart of the Prairie series it picks up 10 years after the first book, Waiting for Summer s Return Thomas Ollenburger is now 20 years old, and has just graduated from college in Boston, where he has been living with his step grandmother Nadine.He returns for the summer to Kansas, not far from the Mennonite community where he grew up, where his father Peter and his family are now living He has big dreams, and he is torn between staying in Kansas and starting his own business, which is what Peter hopes he will do, or returning to Boston where there arejob opportunities using his education.Complicating matters, he also has a girl that he cares about in each location, two girls who are very different from each other in personality and beliefs He has also promised to return to Boston long enough to help his friend Harry get a presidential candidate elected who is running against Theodore Roosevelt, but he learns some things about that candidate that makes him question where his loyalties should lie With everything happening in his life, and feeling torn between Boston and Kansas, Thomas struggles to find where he belongs, and what he should be doing with his life.I chose this book because I loved the first one so much, and I wanted to know what happened in the lives of Peter and Summer I am glad that they were a part of the story all through this book While this novel works as a stand alone story, I highly recommend reading Waiting for Summer s Return first, it is such a beautiful story, and it also gives the reader a deeper understanding for Thomas s wanting to return to his old life.I liked the twists in this book towards the end, it made for an ending that was not predictable from the start of the book.I enjoyed this book also, almost as much I say almost because book 1 was so well done, it would be hard to top it I am disappointed though, that the rest of the books in this series take place in entirely different locations and with all new characters than the first two books I would have enjoyed at least onebook about the Ollenburger family, to see what happens next with Thomas and the woman he finally chooses marry

  6. Bailey says:

    Where the Heart Leads is an inspirational story of following God and seeing how He can give you the desires of your heart After the first few pages the tale seems rather predictable The na ve farm boy, the worldly temptress, the morally upstanding small town girl, and the new job in a big city make it seem like a story that s been spun before However, as you read farther along, you come to realize that the transformations taking place within these characters are much larger than a simple plot Where the Heart Leads is an inspirational story of following God and seeing how He can give you the desires of your heart After the first few pages the tale seems rather predictable The na ve farm boy, the worldly temptress, the morally upstanding small town girl, and the new job in a big city make it seem like a story that s been spun before However, as you read farther along, you come to realize that the transformations taking place within these characters are much larger than a simple plot has told you before These characters are tested, deepen their faith, and come to end up where their heart was leading them all along It was great to see how Thomas put God first and by doing this ended up with what he really wanted I love how the story ended with the potential to change the hearts of so many who desperately need it Overall, it kept me entertained and interested throughout

  7. Chelsea says:

    My one disappointment was that I feel there should have been a book between the first one in these series and this book The story started about 6 7 years from the first book where some very significant events occurred so I felt disconnected from the story from the beginning.

  8. Maggie says:

    Words of wisdomI so enjoy Kim s books She is a wonderful witter The stories pull you in from the very first page Her love of God shows in her stories and is so wonderful and fulfilling I have read SEVEN of her books at least and am ready for my Eighth I would highly recommend her books to anyone with a love of God They may even help someone else The Amish and Mennonite people have such a living culture.

  9. Mayda says:

    I did not read the first book in this series Perhaps if I had, I would have found this novelenjoyable Regardless, I thought the story was shallow and the plot lacking The outcome was predictable and the characters, stereotypical The narrator in this audio version was just plain annoying, especially with her imitation of children s voices Not much to commend in this novel.

  10. Maria Catharina says:

    Wonderful Good ReadLoved this book It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time Thomas goes to Boston and gets an education, then works for a newspaper man, Daphne s father He is torn between living in Boston and his Native Kansas You will have to read the rest of the book to find out what happens Highly recommend.

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