Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Beneath a Prairie Moon

Readers rabid for the sweet historical romances of Tracie Peterson and Tamara Alexander will flock to Kim Vogel Sawyer's prairie-set heartwarmer of a pair of opposites destined for love.Estelle 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 t...

Details Beneath a Prairie Moon

TitleBeneath a Prairie Moon
Release DateMar 20th, 2018
PublisherWaterbrook Press
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Christian Fiction, Fiction

Reviews Beneath a Prairie Moon

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    About this book:“Out on the Kansas plains, a group of menfolk eagerly await their mail-order brides, but how long will they endure the highfalutin former society gal tasked with making these ruffians more marriage friendly? Mark Cleveland is the only man in Spiveryville not interested in ordering himself a wife. His neighbors think he’s a fool, but Mack believes the Good Lord will be the author of his love story, should He choose to pen it.Wh...
  • Andrea Cox
    FTC DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review, which was NOT required to be positive.After reading Ms. Sawyer’s previous novel, Bringing Maggie Home, I wasn’t sure if I should expect another gut-wrenching story. Just a few pages into Beneath a Prairie Moon revealed that I was in for a delightful treat. While not a typical mail-order bride tale, it is filled with laughter, adve...
  • Hannah
    Ah, happy sigh! This is one of the books that I have to digest before I can manage to review it. The cover is gorgeous, but the story inside just as much so. I knew I would love it, since it's Kim Vogel Sawyer, and each phase of the story was like unfolding a new leaf of enjoyment.It's impossible to be tempted to peek ahead because the plot twists around on itself so many times, which is right up my alley. I love having books surprise me with une...
  • Amanda Tero
    Be prepared for gushing.Because I love, love, loooooved this book! So a cohesive review may not be possible.This is probably my favorite of Sawyer's so far. I did NOT want it to end and when I passed it along to my sister, she said the same thing. I just wanted to stay with Abigail and Mack and Helena and Bill and Spiveyville. They were all so real and believable. They each had their struggles, their strong points, and their weak points.And the m...
  • Melanie
    Beneath a Prairie Moon was such a fun and unique read. I loved the characters so much and the romance was done very well -- I liked how it progressed slowly.The town of Spiveyville had 16 bachelors who each sent away to a matchmaker for a bride. Since it was such a big request, she felt she had to check out the men and make sure they were decent men and a good fit for her brides. I found this fun because the men had to take/pass a class in order ...
  • Shantelle
    Beneath a Prairie Moon was a cute story. And it had a little twist, making it different from the average mail-ordered bride tale - our main female character is not a bride, but a tutor of the men ordering brides. She must teach uncivilized frontier men proper manners, etiquette, and other social rules.I enjoyed this book for the most part. The romance. The danger. The unexpected happenings. I especially liked the little parts where the mistress o...
  • Rachel
    This was a sweet and humorous historical Christian romance novel full of multiple matches. The plot is a mail order bride scenario with a few twists. It is well written for its genre, and the characters were well drawn. In addition, I loved how much Abigail matured throughout the book becoming a quite lovable character fully deserving of the true match she found with Mack. I really had a blast reading this book, and I truly needed the humor in it...
  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    This is a gentle story set in the Midwest, and despite its slower pace, I was intrigued by the premise of a mail-order bride matchmaker attempting to improve the manners of the rough and tumble bachelors of a small ranching town. The story is told from the third-person perspective of four main characters, which I think contributed to the slow pace. I actually enjoyed most of all the perspective of Mrs. Helena Bingham, the owner of the mail-order ...
  • Molly Cafinated Reads Jaber
    It's been quite some time since I've read Ms. Sawyer's work. So, I was pleased to jump back into her work. I didn't know what to expect with this new western novel, but once I sat down and opened the pages, I was quickly drawn to Abigail and Mack's story. Ms. Sawyer did not disappoint! I loved Abigail! She was forced to do something she didn't want to do, but in the end, it was definitely worth it for her! I loved watching her trying to play her ...
  • Staci
    This novel started off a little slow for me and I was bored and nearly stopped reading. The story picked up and I enjoyed the latter part.Abigail’s character growth was wonderful. She had a bevy of fabulous people surrounding her in a small Kansas town.
  • Jen.
    Beneath a Prairie Moon is the latest release from Kim Vogel Sawyer. It's available today, March 20, 2018. I absolutely enjoyed my visit to Spiveyville, Kansas! The setting was so vivid - I could see everything in my mind so clearly. I could hear the characters' voices in my head. The only thing I wish I could have experienced differently was the cellar underneath the restaurant - once you read this book, you'll understand why!This book had such a...
  • Loraine
    This book was a different take on the historical mail order bride books. Helena Bingham runs a mail order bride business. She is very conscientious in matching brides to husbands, but this time she has a tall order. Sixteen men in Newton Kansas have all requested mail order brides, so she wants to check them out before she does any matching. Abigail Grant has been sent back to Mrs. Bingham six times because of her hoity toity, uppity ways. Helena...
  • Clara
    Mail-order bride isn't usually my cup of tea, still, I've heard so much of Kim Vogel Sawyer that I had to pick this one up.In a few words, "Beneath a Prairie Moon" is witty and hilarious. Miss Abigail Grant has been cast by society because of her father's illegal dealings. The only way to secure a future for her is to get married, but every husband she's been mailed to so far has sent her back with a note that she's too haughty pompous. Abigail i...
  • Lisa at Farm Fresh Adventures
    Five stars because once I started I didn’t want to put it down! I fell in love with all the characters and enjoyed how it was written from four different viewpoints! I love mail order brides stories anyways...❤ Five stars because once I started I didn’t want to put it down! I fell in love with all the characters and enjoyed how it was written from four different viewpoints! I love mail order brides stories anyways...❤️
  • Chloe (aka Crystal)
    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 r...
  • Amanda
    This is the third book that I've read by Kim Vogel Sawyer and I can confidently say that she is becoming one of my favorite authors. I am not particularly a fan of historical fiction because I often find that it's a bit predictable and cliched but Sawyer's historical books do not fit into that mold.I expected one thing when starting the book based on the synopsis and got something much different (in a good way).The author is very gifted at charac...
  • Beth Erin
    Full review on Faithfully BookishReaders of all ages will enjoy this lovely sweet and often humorous story! Abigail Brantley has lived a comfortable life in elite society and she's more than a little bit stuck in her prissy city ways. While I immediately sympathized with her plight, it still took me a little while to warm up to her.Mack Cleveland is my kind of guy, a faithful mister steady. He isn't quite as rough around the edges as other resid...
  • Pam Burke
    One of my favorite things about a Kim Vogel Sawyer story: getting to the end of the story and seeing how all the pieces fit together. One of my least favorite things about a Kim Vogel Sawyer story: getting to the end of the story and having no more pages to read.If you have followed my reviews at all, you should have picked up that Kim Vogel Sawyer is one of my favorite authors. She tells stories (frequently historicals set in her home state of K...
  • Kimberly
    Beneath a Prairie Moon: A NovelI have become fascinated by the writings of Kim Vogel Sawyer, as of late. This book is a good example why. In Beneath a Prairie Moon, Abigail Brantley has suffered the affects of her father's illegal actions. She has been thrown from the world of social registers to one where she is now a tutor for ranchers in Kansas. These men need to be educated in manners so they can be deemed worthy to their mail-order brides. T...
  • Maureen Timerman
    The author has offered us a different type of mail order brides, with many requests all going to the same town. Then she put a boulder in the way when the expected brides don’t show up in the prairie Kansas town, but only the owner and her helper arrive.Now you can just picture a young woman, and she is not spoken for, arriving to teach a bunch of small town men and farmers some manners. Oh, to be a fly on wall with some of the classes she offe...
  • Just Commonly
    "People who can adapt to changes are much more content than those who are rigid." It's been quite some time since I've read a "mail order bride" story, but I remember them quite fondly. And I find Kim Vogel Sawyer's upcoming release, Beneath a Prairie Moon enlightening, for readers and definitely for the characters.Having experience setbacks in life, our main heroine, Miss Abigail Grant (Brantley) have some hard lessons to learn. Yet as readers, ...
  • Trixi
    “Life is often unfair, and we cannot change it. We can only do our utmost to make the best of what we've been dealt and perhaps try to bring a little happiness into others' lives. Isn't that what the Bible advises—to love one's neighbor as oneself?” Beneath a Prairie Moon brings us a story of Abigail Grant fallen from society due to her father's illegal dealings, leaving her penniless. Her last hope was to sign up to be a mail-order bride, ...
  • Kristina
    Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer is a historical romance novel that takes readers back to 1888. Mrs. Helena Bingham owns Bingham’s Bevy of Brides in Newton, Massachusetts. She is not surprised to find that Abigail Grant has returned once again. Abigail was raised to be a lady with a genteel education and refined manners. After the downfall of her father from his illegal dealings, Abigail found herself without a home and a fiancé. Hel...
  • Suze Lavender
    Abigail was used to a rich and luxurious life. She has excellent manners, but is no longer part of high society. Her father's actions have given the family a reputation and Abigail lost everything she held dear in a short time. She ended up at Helena's mail-order bride business, but so far Helena hasn't been able to match her. To earn her keep Helena asks Abigail to assist her. They're traveling to Spiveyville in Kansas together, to take a look a...
  • Helen
    Beneath A Prairie Moon, written by Kim Vogel Sawyer, is the best book I have read this year. It is so good, I feel it should be made into a movie. The story is so well written I felt like I was there watching everything take place.Abigail Brantley was raised in wealth, educated at the finest school and was taught the manners of society by her mother. When her father was accused of illegal dealings, her engagement was called off. Shortly after her...
  • Becky Van Daniker
    Kim Vogel Sawyer has quickly become one of my favorite authors so I knew I had to read “Beneath a Prairie Moon.” This is a mail-order bride story taking place in a small country town known as Spiveyville, Kansas. There is so much to love. Spiveyville, Mack, Abigail, Helena and all of the other characters.What I found even more interesting was how two prestigious women from the Eastern coast travel all the way to Spiveyville to teach the poten...
  • Vicky Sluiter
    What a fun spin to a mail order bride story. I absolutely loved the characters of Spiveyville, Kansas. These rough men were written with such heart that you have to root for them. Author Kim Vogel Sawyer writes with strong moral conviction, but is in no way preachy. Her characters are honest people with room to grow spiritually. They seem so human!While this is a mail order bride story, and you would expect romance, there really isn’t much unti...
  • Amy
    Beneath a Prairie Moon is another fabulous read by Kim Vogel Sawyer. This right her is one of the reasons why she is my favorite author. It is a delightful, fun, clean, sweet and, sometimes, hysterical historical, full of faith and inspiration. I loved Abigail from the start and found myself laughing out loud when she was introduced to the town people of Spiveyville. What a bunch of entertaining characters. Abigail sure had her hands full with th...
  • Cheryl
    The men of Spiveyville want brides except for Mack, so they write to a matchmaker in Massachusetts ordering 16 wives. When the train comes to town instead of brides they get the matchmaker and her uptight assistant. The matchmaker decides to teach a series of classes to get the men ready for wives and the idea that women have feelings and manners help. the assistant had been raised in a wealthy family until her father is sent to prison. She has v...
  • Dawn
    A story line that will pull you in from the beginning. The characters add to the delight of this book. I love the strength of Abigail and the no nonsense attitude of Helena and the stability of Mack. There is humor intermixed and mystery intermingled through the story.