I have been given the opportunity to do some reviews on some books from a few different publishers. Some of them do not quite fit into the focus I have for Living Infuzion, but obviously have some good information. Here are some of my perspectives on some pretty good books! Enjoy!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

When Hope Blossoms - Kim Vogel Sawyer

"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?"  (Publisher's description)

I was tearing up at points with the struggles of life and loss that each of the main characters goes through.  Kim Vogel Sawyer has written a beautifully woven story from beginning to end.  It is a picture of two different ways of dealing with personal loss.  Tim tries to deal with it on his own and only ends up isolating himself and running from any emotion or attachment.  Amy deals with it by embracing her faith in God and putting her trust in Him.  That's not to say she doesn't have her struggles either though.  The ending is completely satisfying and enjoyable.  I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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