Tuesday, May 5, 2015

When Grace Sings

Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer
Publisher: WaterBrook
March 2015
ISBN:   978-0307731333
Genre: Mennonite
Series: Zimmerman Restorations Trilogy

When trouble roars into quiet Arborville, Alexa and Anna-Grace find themselves the target for discord and exposed secrets. Can they continue to seek the God of all grace amidst the fog of confusion?

Alexa Zimmerman wonders if the Old Order Mennonite community in Arborville, Kansas will ever fully accept her. Her family roots here aren’t what anyone thought when she first arrived, but she is hopeful that her culinary and hospitality skills will win the skeptics over. The bed-and-breakfast she’s operating needs to succeed so Alexa agrees to allow Briley Forrester, the hotshot reporter from Chicago, to stay as a long-term boarder not knowing his real motives for being amongst the Plain folk.

But when Alexa agrees to host her cousin Anna-Grace Braun, the presence of extended family brings out Alexa’s insecurities and sets Briley on the trail to uncovering a web of hidden truths.

Plans for a secure future and the sweetness of young romance hang in the balance when Alexa and Anna-Grace have to face that their secrets are interconnected, binding the two in ways they could not have imagined. They must trust in a loving, heavenly Father and His plan for their futures.

WHEN GRACE SINGS is the second book in Ms. Sawyer’s Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy. I didn’t read the first one in the series, but other than some initial confusion (which I figured out pretty quick) this story stands alone. However, the ending leaves me to wonder if the stories in this one will be continued in the third book.

Ms. Sawyer is a very talented author and she had four different story lines included in this one, with four points of view. Alexa, Anna-Grace, Steven, and Briley. They all have secrets. Hurts. Wishes. Struggles. And a reason why they might lose everything.

If you are a fan of Amish or Mennonite fiction, Ms. Sawyer, or family dramas (with a touch of romance) you might be interested in WHEN GRACE SINGS.

I haven’t read too many of Ms. Sawyer’s books. She’s a hit or miss author with me. This one was good, interesting. I definitely was curious about how everything would play out. I will probably read the third book, just to see how it ends.

4 stars. Available in ebook and paperback. 352 pages.

This book was provided by Litfuse in exchange for an honest review.

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About the author: Kim Vogel Sawyer
 is the author of twenty-nine 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 calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and nine grandchildren.

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