“Bringing Maggie Home” by Kim Vogel Sawyer
This book was very well written and kept me engaged from beginning to end. It was an emotional book to read with some very sad parts, but overall I liked it because it was realistic and hopeful.
The chapters go back and forth between present time and 70 years earlier when Hazel was a 10 year old girl. It is so heartbreaking that one accident could lead to 3 generations of heartbreak and misunderstanding.
When Hazel’s granddaughter Meghan finds out about her tragic past, she uses her cold case expertise to find the missing Maggie. I liked reading about the three women and how they tried to work on their relationships with each other and with God.
This story was about faith, forgiveness, love, and finding hope and healing. Highly recommend!
I received a copy of this book complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.
About the book:
Decades of loss, an unsolved mystery, and a rift spanning three generations
Hazel DeFord is a woman haunted by her past. While berry picking in a blackberry thicket in 1943, ten-year old Hazel momentarily turns her back on her three-year old sister Maggie and the young girl disappears.
Almost seventy years later, the mystery remains unsolved and the secret guilt Hazel carries has alienated her from her daughter Diane, who can’t understand her mother’s overprotectiveness and near paranoia. While Diane resents her mother’s inexplicable eccentricities, her daughter Meghan-a cold case agent-cherishes her grandmother’s lavish attention and affection.
When a traffic accident forces Meghan to take a six-week leave-of-absence to recover, all three generations of DeFord women find themselves unexpectedly under the same roof. Meghan knows she will have to act as a mediator between the two headstrong and contentious women. But when they uncover Hazel’s painful secret, will Meghan also be able to use her investigative prowess to solve the family mystery and help both women recover all that’s been lost?
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About the author:
Kim Vogel Sawyer is a highly acclaimed, best-selling author with more than one million books in print, in several different languages. Her titles have earned numerous accolades including the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Kim lives in central Kansas with her retired military husband Don, where she continues to write gentle stories of hope and redemption. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters and grandchildren.
Find out more about Kim at http://www.kimvogelsawyer.com/.