Thanks to Litfuse for sending me a copy of Bringing Maggie Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer to review. All opinions listed here are 100% my own.
Decades of Loss, an Unsolved Mystery, and a Rift Spanning Three Generations
Hazel DeFord is a woman haunted by her past. While berry picking in a blackberry thicket in 1943, ten-year old Hazel momentarily turns her back on her three-year old sister Maggie and the young girl disappears.
Almost seventy years later, the mystery remains unsolved and the secret guilt Hazel carries has alienated her from her daughter Diane, who can’t understand her mother’s overprotectiveness and near paranoia. While Diane resents her mother’s inexplicable eccentricities, her daughter Meghan—a cold case agent—cherishes her grandmother’s lavish attention and affection.
When a traffic accident forces Meghan to take a six-week leave-of-absence to recover, all three generations of DeFord women find themselves unexpectedly under the same roof. Meghan knows she will have to act as a mediator between the two headstrong and contentious women. But when they uncover Hazel’s painful secret, will Meghan also be able to use her investigative prowess to solve the family mystery and help both women recover all that’s been lost?
Kim Vogel Sawyer is one of my favorite authors. I am always excited to see when she has a new book releasing and I was thrilled to receive an advanced reader copy of Bringing Maggie Home for review purposes. If you enjoy Christian fiction, this book is a MUST READ! I believe Bringing Maggie Home is her best book so far!
This story kept me on edge and not able to put it down as I watched each story unfold. All the deep hurts that were shared in the pages of this book in each relationship comes out in the open.
Because the book is written with scene jumps between 1943, the present time, and anywhere in between and in varying voices, you as the reader will have to pay close attention to detail with who is speaking and in what period.
You will find yourself loving some of the characters and hating others. A despised character right off the bat for many is Diane. Her attitude during the book is one you will find irritating, but she is handled with grace and mercy. You can see the love of God through the characters in Bringing Maggie Home.
About Kim Vogel Sawyer
Kim Vogel Sawyer is a 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 in central Kansas with her retired military husband Don, where she continues to write gentle stories of hope and redemption.
She enjoys spending time with her three daughters and grandchildren.
Find out more about Kim at http://www.kimvogelsawyer.com/.