Monday, September 28, 2015

When Love Returns: A Novel (The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy) by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Book Description:  Riddled with doubt and lingering regrets, will Suzanne and Paul find strength in God to explore a second chance at love?  

It wasn’t easy to move back to the Old Order Mennonite community from which quiet, responsible Suzanne Zimmerman was shamefully sent away as a pregnant teen. Returning twenty years later to take care of her mother, Suzanne and Alexa—the daughter she raised as her own—have spent months rebuilding relationships with her family. 

Now with the upcoming wedding of their biological daughter,  Suzanne and Paul find themselves drawn to one another once again—but with new challenges to face. They have been single parents with painful pasts. Can Paul and Suzanne find the strength to rebuild the loving relationship that was torn apart by their teen pregnancy so long ago? 
Suzanne must also let go of Alexa as she heads back to Indianapolis to visit friends--and as her chance to find her birth parents. Leaving the bed-and-breakfast in Suzanne’s apprehensive hands, Alexa embarks on a journey that will certainly change her life completely. Can mother and daughter trust God to restore all things in His timing?

My Thoughts:  It's been quite awhile since I've had the pleasure of reading a story by Kim Vogel Sawyer.  Ms. Sawyer pens an absolutely beautiful story in When Love Returns.
This is the third and final book in The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy.  
I loved this trilogy....When Mercy Rains, When Grace Sings and When Love Returns.
One must read these books in order. Each book picks up where the other one left off.  So, yes, it's a must to read them in order.
Twenty years later Suzanne Zimmerman returns to the Old Order Mennonite community where she was shamefully sent away as a young pregnant teen.
This story deals with forgiveness and family relationships...neither are easy to reconcile.  
Ms. Sawyer does an excellent job of writing about a mother's heart, even as she wants forgiveness for past sins, and about  a daughter's heart as she also seeks answers and reconciliation.
This is a fantabulous read of faith, family and forgiveness.

*This book was provided for review by Waterbrook/Multnomah Publishing*

  • Series: The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press (September 22, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307731359
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307731357

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