When Grace Sings Review

When Grace Sings is a 352 page novel in the Amish/Mennonite fiction genre. It is published by WaterBrook Press and released on March 17, 2015. To purchase your copy through Amazon, click here or through Barnes & Noble, click here.

Overview

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.

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My Two Cents

When Grace Sings is a fast paced novel that gives interesting insight into the lives of the Mennonite peoples. It is the second book in The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy, but can be read as a stand alone. While I did not read the first book, I was able to easily follow the storyline of this book.

This story drew me in right from the beginning. There was romance; there were secrets; there were surprises! It is amazing when an author writes a great story, but to do so with two story lines running simultaneously is phenomenal. I was not able to put it down and read it in one sitting. 

The characters were very well developed, interesting and real.  You can relate to the struggles they are facing and want to see them succeed. The soul-searching of the characters makes you want to reflect on your own life. One question that really comes to mind while reading is, “Is success worth destroying the lives of others?” 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. My only complaint is the cliffhanger! I want to know what happens and can’t wait for the next book. 

Thank you to Litfuse Publicity and Blogging for Books for a free copy of When Grace Sings in exchange for my honest review.  No monetary compensation has been received for this review and all opinions expressed are my own. 

About the Author

In 1966, Kim Vogel Sawyer told her kindergarten teacher that someday people would check out her book in libraries. That little-girl dream came true in 2006 with the release of Waiting for Summer’s Return. Since then, Kim has watched God expand her dream beyond her childhood imaginings. With over 30 titles on library shelves and more than a 1.5 copies of her books in print, she enjoys a full-time writing and speaking ministry. Empty-nesters, Kim and her retired military husband, Don, enjoy a quiet existence in small-town Kansas, the setting for many of her novels. When she isn’t writing, Kim stays active serving in her church’s women’s and music ministries, traveling with “The Hubs,” and spoiling her quiver full of grand-darlings. 

Find Kim online: website, Facebook, Twitter 

Giveaway

I am very excited to give away a copy of Kim’s wonderful book, When Grace Sings. To enter click on “Entry-Form” below:

This giveaway ends May 21st at 11:59 EST.

 

18 thoughts on “When Grace Sings Review

  1. Robin in NC says:

    Uh Oh! A cliff hanger! With my pitiful memory, I usually have to at least re-skim before moving on to the next book in the series! HaHa!! Always a good thing! Thanks for sharing the chance to win!
    rw620ATaolDOTcom

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    • simpleharvestreads says:

      Hi Robin,

      I have to re-read too because I forget who the characters are but I will want to revisit this series. It is a great one!

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  2. Trixi O. says:

    I think this sounds like a really good book! Especially if it leads into another great book in the series 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win a copy for myself!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    • simpleharvestreads says:

      Hi Sonnetta,
      This is my first experience with a strictly Mennonite novel and it was wonderful. I love this author! Thank you for your comment!

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    • simpleharvestreads says:

      Hi Jenn,

      I think this is one of Kim’s best novels. It is a great read! Thank you for your comment 🙂

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    • simpleharvestreads says:

      Hi Susan,
      I think it is one of her best novels yet! I hope you get a chance to read it. Thank you for your comment.

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    • simpleharvestreads says:

      Hi Sonja,

      I thought the cover was darling! I really like the name of the books in the series too. So inspiring. Thank you for your comment.

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    • simpleharvestreads says:

      Hi Myrtle,

      You won an e-book. It was sent to you by Amazon via e-mail on April 30th. Did it by chance go to your spam? If you can not find the e-mail, please let me know at simpleharvestreads@gmail.com. Because it is an e-book, I can have it resent to you. Thank you.

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  3. Patty says:

    I’ve read several books by Kim, but I don’t think any of them were the Amish/Mennonite genre. I will be interested to read this one!

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