Blog Tour Review: When Grace Sings by Kim Vogel Sawyer

When Grace Sings (The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy, #2)When Grace Sings
(The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy #2)by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Christian Contemporary Romance, Amish
Paperback, 352 Pages
March 17th 2015 by WaterBrook Press

Summary

When trouble roars into quiet Arborville, Alexa and Anna-Grace find themselves the target for discord and exposed secrets. Can they continue to seek the God of all grace amidst the fog of confusion?

Alexa Zimmerman wonders if the Old Order Mennonite community in Arborville, Kansas will ever fully accept her. Her family roots here aren’t what anyone thought when she first arrived, but she is hopeful that her culinary and hospitality skills will win the skeptics over. The bed-and-breakfast she’s operating needs to succeed so Alexa agrees to allow Briley Forrester, the hotshot reporter from Chicago, to stay as a long-term boarder not knowing his real motives for being amongst the Plain folk.

But when Alexa agrees to host her cousin Anna-Grace Braun, the presence of extended family brings out Alexa’s insecurities and sets Briley on the trail to uncovering a web of hidden truths.

Plans for a secure future and the sweetness of young romance hang in the balance when Alexa and Anna-Grace have to face that their secrets are interconnected, binding the two in ways they could not have imagined. They must trust in a loving, heavenly Father and His plan for their futures.

    

My Review

When Grace Sings was a very apt title for this story, the first I've read from this author. I enjoyed getting to know these characters and the small Plain, Mennonite town with its simpleness of life. The characters had some things that they struggled with and some of them were quite heartbreaking. The story was also full of hope and faith.

I connected with some of the characters and found them interesting, although some of them also seemed to lack quite a bit of backbone and enjoy a little too much drama. I wanted things to work out for them in the end and for specific characters to make the right choices. Some story-lines weren't finished in this book, so there is still time for certain characters to figure out what they'll do. Hopefully they all will find their happily-ever-afters.

When Grace Sings was a feel-good story about those who forget that those who love us, love us unconditionally regardless of how we came into their lives and that there is a God who loves us all. It was heartbreaking in spots, but also hopeful for a future that could be bright. I'd recommend it to those who enjoy reading Christian fiction where the inspirational element is strong and the romance is light.


Content: Clean

Source: I would like to thank WaterBrook Press, through Litfuse Publicity, for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author
KSawyer

Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of twenty-nine novels, including several CBA and ECPA bestsellers. Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Kim is active in her church, where she leads women’s fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and nine grandchildren.


39 comments

  1. this sounds interesting! I like a book with a twist and sting in its tail!

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  2. I enjoyed the excerpt.

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  3. Juana Esparza5/23/15, 12:25 PM

    I liked both the excerpt, and the book cover too.

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  4. Angie Dubisher5/23/15, 1:14 PM

    This sounds like a great book! Definitely adding this to my TBR list!

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  5. Patrick Siu5/23/15, 1:48 PM

    I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. Sam Kozbial5/23/15, 2:15 PM

    I can feel the tension between those two. Enjoyed the excerpt!

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  7. Betty Woodrum5/23/15, 5:37 PM

    Great title and cover! I really enjoyed the excerpt! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Šimon Slávik5/25/15, 8:39 AM

    Looks like the good book

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  9. Thanks Angie, I hope you enjoy it!

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  10. Glad you enjoyed it Sam! Love the name Sam by the way (so much that I used it as one of the supporting characters in this book!)

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  11. Thanks Betty, glad you liked the excerpt.

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  12. The title of this book alone makes me want to read it!

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  13. This sounds like an interesting novel. I would love to read it.

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  14. Stephane Bourque5/26/15, 4:06 PM

    Sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for the excerpt!

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  15. I enjoyed reading about the book, thank you.

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  16. Glad you like the title Natalie. It's definitely full of hope :)

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  17. I like the sound of this one. I doubt I could ever do what Katie did - just pick a place on the map and travel there. I wish I could be as spontaneous, but I just don't think it would happen xD

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  18. Natalie Carlson Brown5/30/15, 7:06 AM

    As a girl from a small town who now lives in a big city, this sounds like a great mystery read. Perfect for a Summer beach/pool read. :)

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  19. Lol! Thanks for commenting.

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  20. Glad you enjoyed it, Rita!

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  21. I think the cover fits the title and story pretty well.

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  22. I hope you get to read it soon!

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  23. Thanks for stopping by, Patrick!

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  24. I know! I could feel it too. Glad you enjoyed it, Sam!

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  25. I hope you like it when you get a chance to read it!

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  26. I felt the same way. :)

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  27. I hope you get to, John!

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  28. Thanks for stopping by!

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  29. I'm not very spontaneous either, Olivia. Thank goodness some people in the world are.

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  30. I think so too, Natalie. I hope you get the chance to read it and like it.

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  31. Zonell Conant5/31/15, 11:48 AM

    Sounds like something I would enjoy.

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  32. Judy Thomas6/6/15, 5:26 AM

    Love the sound of this book!

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  33. Josy Herrera6/6/15, 3:16 PM

    The book sounds brilliant! Hopefully ill get ro read it soon. Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  34. Chris Martinez6/8/15, 9:33 AM

    I like Katie's characterization. She seems like an engaging character!

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  35. Emily Endrizzi6/8/15, 6:20 PM

    This book sounds really intriguing. I love the cover as well.

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