Thursday, November 13, 2014
When Mercy Rains (The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy, #1) by Kim Vogel Sawyer
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 with more than one million copies of her books currently in print. Awards include the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Sawyer lives in central Kansas, where she and her retired military husband, Don, run a bed-and-breakfast inn with the help of their feline companions. She savors time with her daughters and grandchildren.
Suzanne Zimmerman has felt betrayed by her family since she left home at Seventeen and pregnant. Only her mother seems to know the reason she left, but the rest have various feelings, as they don’t know the truth.
I love how this story unraveled, and can’t wait for the next book in this series, and hope some of my wants will be answered.
Suzanne’s mother is a very bitter woman, and maybe she has her reasons. She has had a farm accident and is paralyzed and needs constant care, so the family asks Suzy now a nurse, to come home and help. Of course, her daughter, much to Suzanne’s surprise jumps at the chance to meet her family.
Loved how this story unfolds, and wait until you experience the shopping trip with Suzy and her Mom. I found it delightful, and in a way life changing.
I never saw a lot of the happening coming while I read this story, Kim Vogel Sawyer, had me page turning and now I’m waiting for more. Pick this one up, you won’t be disappointed.
I received this book through Blogging For Book reviewers program, and was not required to give a positive review.