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Litfuse Publicity: When Grace Sings (The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy, Book 2) by Kim Vogel Sawyer

on May 22, 2015

About the Book:

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.

You can purchase your own copy here.

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

You can also find Kim on her website, Facebook and Twitter.

My Opinion:

I hadn’t read the first book in this series, When Mercy Rains, but after I received When Grace Sings, I ran to the library and grabbed the first and began it that day and finished it the next! As soon as I finished it, I began When Grace Sings and finished it the next day, that is how wrapped I got into this well written story with well formed characters. That is a quality of Kim Vogel Sawyer I enjoy so much – the fact that her characters are so well formed and they seem so real, like they could leap right out of the pages and begin visiting with you. In this book we pick up where Book 1 left off with Alexa Zimmerman staying behind with her Grandmother to run a bed and breakfast out of her Grandma’s house – but trouble comes along and all are unsure of how things are going to proceed.

With a reporter coming to stay long term in order to dig up dirt on the Plain people and the real daughter of Alexa’s mom staying as well in preparation for her upcoming wedding things seem to go from bad to worse – and that is what kept me turning the pages long after I should have been in bed, asleep. The suspense was well done and didn’t seem forced or fakes, which is sometimes hard to do and the conflict between family members seemed as real as family conflicts are in the real world. Even as real as it all seemed, it provided a nice escape from what was going on around me as I read the book and I’m very much looking forward to the next one so I can find out what is going on with Alexa and her Old Order Mennonite family.

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