Review: When Grace Sings by Kim Vogel Sawyer

By Musing the Manuscript - 8:40 pm


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.

Author Bio:
Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer

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.

Rating: 5/5

I think When Grace Sings is the first book I have read by Kim Vogel Sawyer, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The plot line is strong and the characters are well developed.

When Alexa discovers that Anna-Grace is coming to stay she is a little unsure of the idea, and feels somewhat put out by the interloper. Added to the tension is the arrival of the big city reporter who has been sent to write a story about the small Mennonite community in which Alexa and her family live.

The interactions between all of the characters made for an interesting read, fun yet full of emotion. I thought the back story of the two girls was intriguing, and look forward to reading the rest of the series.

Equally intriguing is the story of Briley, the reporter sent to sniff out the dirt on the Old Order Mennonite community that is Alexa's home.

Is there any "dirt" to be found in the Old Order Mennonite community that Briley has been sent to? Will the people trust him enough to "spill the beans"? Why is Alexa so worked up about Anna-Grace coming to stay, and so standoffish when she arrives?

A thoroughly enjoyable read!

Click here to download an excerpt of When Grace Sings.

Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Publication Date: 17 March 2015
Format: Paperback
RRP: $14.99USD

I received an ebook from Blogging for Books for the purposes of a review, this review is my personal view and is not required to be positive.

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