Book Review, “When Grace Sings,” Kim Vogel Sawyer author

When Grace Sings coverWhen Grace Sings, by Kim Vogel Sawyer, is the second book in the Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy. In the first book, Suzanne Zimmerman returned to her family home after many years to care for her ailing mother, eventually revealing the secret of her daughter’s birth. The second book centers on her daughter, Alexa, and upon the daughter she gave up for adoption, Anna-Grace.

Alexa Zimmerman has opened a Bed and Breakfast in her grandmother’s home and accepts Briley Forrester as a long-term guest, not knowing that he is looking for a scandal among the Old Order Mennonite people to report for his tabloid in Chicago. Alexa also finds herself housing Anna-Grace, which brings out emotions and insecurities that are difficult for Alexa to handle. While Briley befriends the People and Alexa deals with her difficult situation, Anna-Grace must decide whether or not to open a letter from her birth parents.

I enjoyed this book. I love the manner in which the author intertwines the story lines and brings them all back together again. The many issues covered in this novel are well-written. Dealing with adoption as an adult, the stress of opening a new business, moral issues within one’s career choice, and handling difficult family situations in a Godly manner are all tough issues that are relevant to many readers.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Amish Fiction or books that deal with adoption issues.

Kara

I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.

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