Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Review: When Hope Blossoms by Kim Vogel Sawyer


About the Book:
 Amy Knackstedt hopes a new start in Weaverly,Kansas, will help heal the pain of losing her husband and provide a better future for her three children. But her new neighbor, Tim Roper, is not pleased to have an Old Order Mennonite family living next to his apple orchard. Tim left the Mennonite faith years ago and doesn't want any reminders of his former life.
 Yet when circumstances throw Amy and Tim together, they form a friendship that surprises them both. Will past hurts always be a barrier between them, or will this tentative relationship blossom into something more?




About the Author:
 Kim Vogel Sawyer is the best selling author of than twenty novels. Her books have won the Carol 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 find out more about her on her website.

My Review:
 This book begins on a some what happy note. A new beginning of sorts. Amy Knackstedt and her three children Bekah, Parker, and Adrianna move to Kansas in the hopes of starting over. Prior to this Amy lost her beloved husband Gabe in a terrible accident. Now a single mom to her children, Amy has to find ways of providing for them and with that thought she also wants to begin anew. While unpacking, the youngest children decide to go exploring and wander too far from home. And accidentally meet their new neighbor, Mr. Tim Roper. Tim Roper is a man that has willingly left his faith and has also shared in the same feeling of loss as Amy and her children have. As things between this little family and Mr. Roper develop something happens to disrupt it all. It is interesting to see what finally happens in the end. Two willing and able adults that are afraid to take the next step.

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