CAN A WOMAN RETURN TO HER MENNONITE ROOTS AFTER SHE'S BEEN AWAY TWENTY-FIVE YEARS?
Kim Vogel Sawyer's Bygones
After being shunned by her parents for marrying someone outside the Mennonite community, widow Marie Koeppler left her childhood home and never looked back. It was too painful. Now, nearly twenty-five years later, she's stunned to see her former beau walk through the doors of the truck stop where she waitresses. He brings unexpected news.
Marie's aunt has died, and to everyone's surprise, she's left herhouse, belongings, and café to Beth, Marie's daughter. But there'sone catch. To receive her inheritance, Beth must come and live within the Mennonite community for a period of no less than threemonths. Beth determines to live there so she can pay her mother back for all the sacrifices Marie made for her growing up.
Marie returns with Beth to help her adapt to the Mennonite lifestyle and finds more than her lost beau waiting for her. It isn't long beforeshe finds herself wanting to remain. Beth, however, finds herself living under a shadow of suspicion when homes are broken into and antiques are stolen. Loyal to her daughter, yet missing the simplistic lifestyle, Marie is once again faced with a heart-wrenching decision.
Kim Vogel Sawyer has written two novellas for Heartsong Presentsand the popular novel Waiting for Summers Return. She writes gentle stories of hope, offering her readers encouragement. Bygones is the first book of the Sommerfeld Trilogy.
I went ahead and read at least two chapters out of each book yestersay. Let me say it was HARD to put each one down. They are so very different, but all so very easy to get lured into. So if they end as well as they start they will be very good reads.
Also it looks like I will have a new book giveaway next week. Just a single book this time. And it looks good. Again a totally different perspective. I really like variety. More info to come.
This is one of five books in the giveaway this week. Don't forget to leave a comment for this post or any one of the other review posts & link back to the rules post.
Book 1: Gone With the Groom
Book 2: Crime and Clutter
Book 3: Veil of Fire
Book 5: Fair Game