Bringing Maggie Home - Kim Vogel Sawyer

4.5 Stars!

Decades of loss, an unsolved mystery, and a rift spanning three generations
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 overprotectiveness 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?

Kim Vogel Sawyer is a highly acclaimed, best-selling author with more than one million books in print, in several different languages. Her titles have earned numerous accolades including the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Kim lives in central Kansas with her retired military husband Don, where she continues to write gentle stories of hope and redemption. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters and grandchildren.

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Kim Vogel Sawyer is one of my favorite Christian writers. I was very excited to see her new book up for review - so I grabbed it! It has been a while since I have read one of Kim's books. It was really nice getting back to her comfortable writing style. It was like going home.

This story started out a little slower than her other books for me but did pick up quickly about 1/3 of the way in. As soon as the investigating started, that's when it got real good. This story was very inspirational and a little suspenseful. I thought Kim got real creative in this one. I really liked the turns the plot took - and... there was a great ending!

Great character development. The only one I didn't care for was Diane - but that's the way it was meant to be. She did prove herself to me in the end. Hazel and Meghan were sweethearts as well as Sean Eagle, Meghan's partner *wink wink*, hmmm a romance in the making???

Definitely a book worth picking up and once you start reading you won't want it to end - you will love the characters that much!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Litfuse  ~ Thank You!

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