Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Bringing Maggie Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer



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 over protectiveness 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? 


Just beautiful and so very sad!!! It brought tears of sadness and tears of joy to my eyes!!
Some of this story eve made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. Call it premonition.
I have loved every one of Kim's books since I've started reading Christian fiction. 
I enjoyed this book so much to the fullest!!
Overprotectiveness can be a good thing and it can be a good thing.
I'm certain situations like Hazels I can definitely understand. 
I'm in agreement with Hazel. No one is so damaged that they can't come to Jesus and be healed. We always have a Father .
You see, God orchestrates things in His own time. He wants us to come to Him on our own.
Yes, I'm Thomas the doubter at times but, aren't we all?
I can only stress that I enjoyed this book 
I received this book for free.. In no way was I required to review this book and all opinions are my own!!!


Kim Vogel SawyerKim Vogel Sawyer is the author of fifteen 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 at for more information." 


  1. I loved your review. I haven’t read my copy yet but I need to since the review is due soon. I am a doubting Thomas at times also.


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