Thursday, September 28, 2017

Litfuse Review: Bringing Maggie Home by:Kim Vogel Sawyer

 Bringing Maggie Home
About the Book:
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 over-protectiveness 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?

My Review:
I kept thinking throughout this whole story poor Hazel. What she has had to live with all these years can make someone go insane and to think she kept it to herself all these years. We must remember when we read stories like this that God takes whats bad or wrong and will turn it all around for His glory, if only we will wait and be still. With the faith of each of these three generations of women spread throughout the story it wasn't hard to tell, at least from the outside that God was there the entire time helping them.

 What seemed like a perfect time for Meghan to get more connected and close to her mother turned into her trying to keep the women from killing each other. But soon Meghan and her mother, Diane learn what has troubled Grandma Hazel all these years and they are determined to solve this mystery to give this poor lady some peace before she leaves this earth.

 A touching story that at times had me gripping the chair. With all the pain and heartache will Hazel finally be ready to share with her family the thoughts and emotions of that dreadful day that her sister disappeared? Can she find it in her heart to forgive herself? Is there even the slightest chance that her granddaughter can find out what happen to Hazel's missing sibling?

 A fantastic story that will have you beside yourself with worry for this family. A great read!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.

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