Saturday, April 11, 2015
When Mercy Rains (Review)
This review is for the book "When Mercy Rains" by Kim Vogel Sawyer. This is the first book in the Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy. I suppose I should preface this review by saying that I do enjoy Amish fiction, and I enjoy Mennonite fiction as well. In this story, Suzanne Zimmerman was sent away from her Mennonite community when she became pregnant at seventeen. The plan was to return to the community after she had the baby, but in this story, we find that twenty years later, Suzanne is only just now returning - with a daughter. Her family resents her because they don't understand why she stayed away, her mother's health is failing terribly, and her baby's father is still in town, so Suzanne certainly has a lot to deal with in her old community.
I think the story is great because it offers a tale of redemption and love. It also has a little twist at the end that I didn't expect. I really enjoy Sawyer's writing style. This is not the first book I have read by her and I have yet to be disappointed.
Thank you to WaterBrook Press for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.