Friday, September 29, 2017

Bringing Maggie Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer

One of the best reads I have held in my hands. The cover of this gem is very telling. Just beautiful. The description, although accurate, gives enough detail to intrigue a reader to open the pages, but not enough to give away the sheer beauty penned in these pages. 

If I had to sum up this novel with one word it would be hope. Oh, there's redemption, faith, family, friendship, love, and trial. 

We have three generations. All three with stories of their own. They come together for a surprise visit, although it seems it isn't a coincidence, but a master design by God. 

I didn't want to put this book down and in reading the last chapter I found myself wishing there was a book two for us to journey even more with these characters. The books centers around Hazel and the tragedy that seemed to stop life so many years ago. She has held a secret that even her daughter and granddaughter don't know. Now up in years she must face choices that have a lasting effect on not only her, but her family. 

I loved all the characters in this novel. Especially the daughter, Diane, and the granddaughter, Meghan. We see the relationship issues between all of these women. What I love about Sawyer is she gives us a transparent look into their hearts. We see what has taken place in the past and why they have held the emotions they have carried for years. Anger, blame, and frustration. 

It's easy to find yourself with in these pages. Oh, to have a grandmother such as Hazel, would be a gift. Love covers all and with God all things are possible. This is what I walk away with from reading this novel. To let the anger go and most of all to communicate with one another before it's too late and there isn't another opportunity given to share the heart. 

These ladies come together in so many ways, but once they make a decision to seek the story of the past healing comes and a whole new blessing arises from the faith they carry. 

This is one I loved. Happy reading. Enjoy!😊

This novel was a gift from Waterbrookmultnomah for sharing my review with you. 

Kim Vogel Sawyer is highly acclaimed, best-selling author with more than one million books in print, in several different languages. Her titles have earned numerous accolades, including the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Kim lives with her retired military husband, Don, in central Kansas, where she continues to write gentle stories of hope and redemption. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters and grandchildren.


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