Thursday, August 2, 2012

When Hope Blossoms: A Book Review

About The Book:

Amy Knackstedt hopes a new start in Weaverly, Kansas, will help heal the pain of losing her husband and provide a better future for her three children. But her new neighbor, Tim Roper, is not pleased to have an Old Order Mennonite family living next to his apple orchard. Tim left the Mennonite faith years ago and doesn't want any reminders of his former life.

Yet when circumstances throw Amy and Tim together, they form a friendship that surprises them both. Will past hurts always be a barrier between them, or will this tentative relationship blossom into something more?

About The Author:

Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of nineteen 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 six grandchildren. She invites you to visit her Web site for more information.

My Review:

The genre of Amish Fiction is one of my favorites, and Kim Vogel Sawyer is one of my favorite authors of this genre. 

When Hope Blossoms is a tug-at-your-heartstrings book that is a very quick read (I read it in only a day) and is the quintessential Amish fiction novel. The characters were all delightful, but my favorites were Amy and Tim. Faith in God comes through loudly in the novel, without being overbearing and I also loved the themes of loss, love, forgiveness, and surrendering all to God, even when we don't understand the why of our circumstances. 

If you are a fan of Amish fiction and/or Kim Vogel Sawyer, you will be delighted as you read When Hope Blossoms.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase When Hope Blossoms at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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