Sunday, December 14, 2014
Book Review~When Mercy Rains by Kim Vogel Sawyer
About the Book: If you are looking for a book that grabs your attention from the beginning, keeps your attention until the very end, and sends you on an emotional roller coaster in between, When Mercy Rains is for you! It is the first book in The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy. This is the story of Suzanne Zimmerman, who was Old Order Mennonite. When she discovers she is pregnant at age 17, her mother sent her away from their community in Kansas. Ashamed, and with a broken heart, Suzanne moves to Indiana, became a nurse, and raised her daughter all on her own.
Twenty years later she is contacted by her estranged family back in Kansas, with a request for her to return home and care for her ailing mother. Can Suzanne face her family and community? Can they let go of the past and offer forgiveness, and can she forgive her mother?
What I Thought: If you've read my blog for any amount of time, you know I'm an Amish fiction addict! So when the chance came to read a story centered around the Mennonite, I was excited for a change. I'm so glad I did, because When Mercy Rains was incredible! I could not put it down and read it in record time. It was full of twists and turns and so much emotion! I loved the characters of Suzanne and her daughter Alexa. They were so real and deep. The only negative is it left me wanting to read the next installment of the story-When Grace Sings-due out in Spring 2015. I'm counting the days until I get my hands on it!
About the Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer is a best-selling author highly acclaimed for her gentle stories of hope. More than one million copies of her books are currently in print and have garnered awards including the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Kim lives in central Kansas, with husband Don and their four feline companions. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters and ten grandchildren.
You can get more information and purchase your own copy of When Mercy Rains at Waterbrook Multnomah.
I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books. All opinions expressed here are my own.