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rkfall5 Stars Out Of 5Bringing Maggie HomeJanuary 25, 2018rkfallQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Bringing Maggie Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer is an amazing, can't put down until you're finished book about love, loss and God's grace. A most horrific event turned around realistically. I felt that this author did a great job of painting an authentic, lifelike story that touches the heart. There were times that this story had me cringing and other times where I wanted to pray for the lost in the story. When victories came around it had me jumping for joy as tears streamed down my face. If you're looking for a book that has hard issues, mystery, and a very honest presentation, I recommend this one.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A page-turning family drama with the hint of romance and plenty of mysteryJanuary 16, 2018KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A timeless story that explores the ripple effect a tragedy causes across generations. It's a rich, multi-layered tapestry of emotion that really made an impact on me. Told from the multiple view points of Hazel (grandmother), Diane (daughter) and Meghan (granddaughter) with the occasional flashback, it really illustrates the power a parent's words and actions hold. And how they shape the future generations beyond the moment they are said or done. This was an eyeopening read for me.
I adored Hazel. Closing in on eighty, we get the benefit of her memories first so it's easy to see how the disappearance of her sister shaped the rest of her life. But since she's buried that secret for decades, her daughter and granddaughter don't have the same insight the reader does and that makes family dynamics complicated. Especially between Hazel and her daughter.
True confession: Diane irked me from the very start. My least favourite character, I was bordering on hostile for most of the read. But Sawyer does an exceptional job of weaving a tale of grace and forgiveness and the patience it takes to live both truthfully so that was a huge takeaway lesson for me. :-)
Meghan is easy to love. She's has a unique relationship with her grandmother and it's that bond that catapults these three women onto a journey of discovery and healing.
One of my favourite quotes from the book is courtesy of Hazel -- a woman of faith paired with a wry sense of humour. "God, not to be irreverent, but sometimes I wonder if You listen to me at all." (p. 52) I can totally relate to that sentiment and might be guilty of saying the same thing from time to time. :-) Unfortunately, Diane has had a very different experience with religion which has left her contemptuous of anything to do with faith while Meghan is quietly questioning thanks to the gentle but direct encouragement of a friend. Loved the insights that come from the realistic mix of characters at different stages of their faith journey.
A page-turning family drama with the hint of romance and plenty of mystery.
mommatiger5 Stars Out Of 5Bringing Maggie HomeNovember 30, 2017mommatigerQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0i loved this book! But then, I love all of Kim's books. In this story, Kim weaves the past and present seamlessly. All of Kim's stories leave me wanting more and Bringing Maggie Home is no different. You become invested in the characters. You come to care for them. Read Bringing Maggie Home, you wont be disappointed!
Susie N MccurdyOklahomaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Bringing Maggie HomeNovember 22, 2017Susie N MccurdyOklahomaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 0Meets Expectations: 4This book was not the type I usually read. It was kind of slow for me but got better the further I read.
Readerofbooks5 Stars Out Of 5Bringing Maggie HomeNovember 21, 2017ReaderofbooksQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Sawyer doesn't have to use a lot of "Fancy" words to draw us into the story. Her straight forward manner with detailed dialogue draws the reader to the characters immediately. This book from the start holds intrigue with the disappearance of a precious three-year-old little girl. The main meat of this story however is not really about the mystery of the missing child. It is about the secrets we hold deep inside that make us ill and keep us from really living. Hazel has deep-seated guilt over the disappearance of her baby sister and this guilt has colored every aspect of her life. It is especially damaging to her relationship with her own daughter, Diane, who has felt stiffled by Hazel's overprotectiveness through the years. Fast forward to Diane becoming a mother and her adult daughter Meghan is in a serious car accident. This amazing story of God's physical healing of Meghan while simultaneously emotionally healing Hazel and Diane makes this "keeper".