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A Seeking Heart (Mountain Lakes #1)

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Volume one of the new and excting Mountain Lake series. In this tale, the life of Samantha OBrien, a young woman running from an abusive past, intersects that of the Klaassen family of Mountain Lake, Minnesota. The loving acceptance extended to her turns her world upsidedown as she learns, through them, that God doesnt care where shes been; He loves her exactly where she ...more
Published June 1st 2002 by ACW Press
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Lynne Young
Aug 10, 2012 Lynne Young rated it it was amazing
This title was originally released in 2002 but I had never read it or any of the books in the series. I loved this book from the first page. It grabbed my attention and held it all the way through the book.

16 year old Samantha O'Brien, in an effort to escape an abusive home life, finds herself in Mountain Lake, Minnesota using the name Frances Welch and reluctantly becoming part of a family that not only shows love but gives love. Can Samantha learn to love from these people? Can she learn to t
April Suter
Samantha is running away north from her abusive father in the early 1900's. She ends up in Mountain Lake, Minnnesota pretending to be a boy until she tries to snatch some food from Uncle Hiram's store and is tackled by Adam. He takes her home to his family and she learns how a family can be loving and kind but does she really deserve it? So does she stay and help the family or does she move on?

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Oct 26, 2012 Jan rated it did not like it
Shelves: gave-up-on
Not an indictment of the writer; I have enjoyed other books by this author. Though I certainly uphold Christian values and a simplistic lifestyle in any people cannot relate to the way of life depicted here.
Sep 02, 2014 Christal rated it really liked it
Lovely story about a runaway girl meeting a Mennonite family in Minnesota, really enjoyed the familiar cultural references.
Aug 14, 2016 Arnetta rated it it was amazing
I loved it. It's a great story of how a person's life can be transformed by meeting new people who are willing to accept, love and forgive.
Margaret Makewell
Aug 16, 2013 Margaret Makewell rated it it was amazing
I loved this book by Kim Vogel Sawyer who as usual writes a good tale that you don't want to put down.
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Loved this book and couldn't wait to get to part 2. A page turner.
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Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of fifteen novels, including several CBA and ECPA bestsellers. Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Kim is active in her church, where she leads women's fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and ...more
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