When Grace Sings is book two in The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy. The first two books of the series have been such a joy to read! I seemed to fly through the pages in order to find out what secrets would be revealed next. I definitely recommend reading book one, When Mercy Rains, first. Otherwise, you may find yourself very confused about the secrets that swirl around this interesting Old Order Mennonite family.
Another thing to be prepared for with both of these books is that the problems that arise during the stories end up partially solved at the conclusions of each book, but in both stories, there are open-ended situations that remain unresolved. I already knew, from reading another review, that this was the case. So, I was able to prepare myself. I was able to enjoy this wonderful, and touching, story and know that book three will be the book where everything works itself out.
Various characters in the story deal with some pretty deep issues ranging from feelings of not belonging, anger, guilt, and even the fear of people’s judgment. The author did a good job of making likeable characters who also carried around these flaws. I am very interested to see how things come together in the next story and have really enjoyed growing close to the characters in this trilogy. (4 stars)
My thanks to the publisher for the complimentary copy of this book that I received through Blogging for Books.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kim Vogel Sawyer is a best-selling, award-winning author with more than one million copies of her books currently in print. Awards include the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Sawyer lives in central Kansas, where she and her retired military husband, Don, run a bed-and-breakfast inn with the help of their feline companions. She savors time with her daughters and grandchildren.
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