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When Mercy Rains

When Mercy Rains by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Suzanne Zimmerman living her life in Indiana with her eighteen year-old daughter. Life is good. She is a nurse, has a good church family and older adults who are mentor and friends of her and her daughter, Alexa. One day, she gets a letter from Kansas from her brother asking her to come home and take care of her handicapped mother. Her decision to return home is both stressful and restorative. When Suzanne returns home she has to confront the secrets and relationships she left behind in her hometown.

This is the first installment of Sawyer’s The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy. The title is probably considered as part of the Amish subgenre but is actually takes place in a Mennonite community. It is a love story but not a romantic story. Ms. Vogel Sawyer develops the characters in such a way that after several chapters, the reader begins to care about them. Although the characters are not developed in-depth in this title, there is hope that in future titles the characters will be deepened. The story is typical of this genre but still a very enjoyable read. The problems surrounding Suzanne were suspenseful and at least for this reader, was very pleasantly surprised at the end. Here is hoping that the story will continue to be moved forward and the characterizations will be explored in future titles. This title is recommended for anyone enjoying the Amish/Mennonite genre or those who enjoy family stories.

I received this e-Arc from NetGalley and WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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