Friday, December 5, 2014
Review: When Mercy Rains by:Kim Vogel Sawyer
About the Book:
She left, heavily weighted with secrets.
But God reveals all things, in His timing.
And He redeems them.
Suzanne Zimmerman was only seventeen and pregnant when her shamed mother quietly sent her away from their Old Order Mennonite community in Kansas. With her old home, family, and first love firmly behind her, Suzanne moved to Indiana, became a nurse, and raised a daughter, Alexa, on her own.
Now, nearly twenty years later, an unexpected letter arrives from Kansas. Her brother asks her to bring her nursing abilities home and care for their ailing mother. His request requires that Suzanne face a family that may not have forgiven her and a strict faith community. It also means seeing Paul Aldrich, her first love.
Paul, widowed with an eight-year-old son, is relieved to see Suzanne again, giving him the chance to beg her forgiveness for his past indiscretion. But when he meets Alexa, his guilt flickers in the glare of Suzanne's prolonged secret--one that changes everything.
Suzanne had let go of any expectation for forgiveness long ago. Does she dare hope in mercy-and how will her uncovered past affect the people she loves the most?
About the Author:
Kim Vogel Sawyer is a best-selling, award-winning author highly acclaimed for her gentle stories of hope. More than one million copies of her books are currently in print. She lives in central Kansas where she and her retired military husband, Don, enjoy spoiling their ten granddarlings.
When Suzanne Zimmerman became an unwed mother at the age of 17, she was sent away. Away from her home and family. Being from an Old Order Mennonite community in Kansas, this was just how it was suppose to be taken care of. Now fast forward 20 years, Suzanne and her daughter return once more to that community she was banished from all those years ago. Suzanne had received a letter, asking her to return home to tend to her ailing mother, she raced to get back home--only the welcome she received wasn't a good one.
Widower Paul Aldrich, couldn't believe his eyes when he seen Suzanne for the first time in almost 20 years. Her disappearance was always puzzling to him. After moving on with his life, getting married and having a child of his own, he always regretted how he wronged her. It is strange seeing her and who is this girl that calls her mother? An award winning author that writes a very mean novel! What a hit!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Blogging for Books.