Tuesday, May 19, 2015
When Grace Sings Kim Vogel Sawyer
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.
This is book two in a series and while this book could be read as a stand alone I highly recommend reading the first book of the series. First, it's a good book and second, it will make some of what happens in this second book a little bit clearer. The other thing I will mention is that you will want to read book three after reading one and two - I know I'm anxiously awaiting it.
This book focuses on Alexa Zimmerman, one of the main characters in book one. Alexa is running a B&B in her grandmother's house and trying to find her place in a family she has just recently been reunited with.
Briley Forrester is a guest at her B&B but he's there looking for a story. And he is going to find one! But will he be able to bring himself to print it?
And then there are Anna and Steven - will they move to Arborville? Will they get married? Will Steven realize his dreams?
The title of this book is what the story is all about - Grace. What it is. Who needs it. Who is willing to give it. And, most importantly - who is willing to accept it?
Pick up book one and read it and then read book two - and wait on pins and needles for book three.
This book was provided for my honest opinion courtesy of the Blogging For Books program.