When Mercy Rains by Kim Vogel Sawyer| A powerful tale of redemption

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

When Mercy Rains (The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy, #1)When Mercy Rains by Kim Vogel Sawyer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
★: Didn't Like it
★★: It was Ok
★★★: Liked it
★★★★: Really liked it
★★★★★: It was amazing

Suggested Age:14+ Genre:Amish/Mennonite Fiction, Christian Fiction

First off, I want to say that this book cover is gorgeous! I love it so much! The colors are inviting and it just pulled me right in and made me want to read the book.    I’m SO glad that this cover caught my attention because it’s one of the best books that I’ve read in a long while!  I was happily reading along when all of a sudden I was thrown for a complete loop. I thought I had the whole thing figured out and then was blindsided when things turned out differently than I thought.  I’m very rarely surprised by books so this was very pleasant for me.  I cannot wait to read the next installment!
Note: I let my thirteen year old read this but not all parents will feel comfortable with topics involving teen pregnancy/unwed mother.  Teen pregnancy is not glorified in any way, in fact, you see the shame that this young girl felt and the embarrassment.   As always, I suggest that you use your own discretion in regards to this matter.

Suzanne left  home at seventeen years old—pregnant and alone.  The plan was for her to go away, give birth and then return home to her family.  That was twenty years ago.  Without the support of her family, Suzanne has raised her daughter on her own.

With no real communication from her family, Suzanne is surprised at sudden correspondence from her brother.  After all of this time apart it seems the family needs Suzanne, now a registered nurse, to come home and care for her ailing mother.

Suzanne isn’t keen on the idea of returning to her home. The family, her younger brother and sisters, are not aware of the shame that was brought upon the family. They are not aware that Suzanne has Alexa—nor are they aware of the deeper secrets that she has hidden.

Returning home also means coming face to face with her first true love—Paul. Paul is now a widower with a young son. Not only does seeing him stir up old feelings that she had; it also means having to come clean about the secret she has long kept hidden.  

This is a powerful story about the love of a mother and the healing that is found in forgiveness and acceptance.

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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 calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and six grandchildren. She invites you to visit her Web site at www.kimvogelsawyer.com for more information."

http://www.bloggingforbooks.org/I received When Mercy Rains as a complimentary gift in exchange for an honest review from Blogging for Books. I was not required to write a positive review. My comments and opinions are my own.

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