September 30, 2017

Fall Reads: Bringing Maggie Home

Waterbrook; 342 pages; $14.99; Buy Link; Blog Tour
Now available from Waterbrook is the mystery-thriller Bringing Maggie Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer. 

If you follow this blog regularly, then it shouldn't be a surprise to see me reviewing a Kim Vogel Sawyer novel. I've a big fan of her writings for years, and I was more than excited when I received advanced copy of her newest novel.

Bringing Maggie Home centers on eighty-year-old Hazel DeFord, who's haunted by an event that occurred during her childhood. When she was only ten-years-old, her three-year-old sister, Maggie, disappeared while picking blackberries. Hazel has kept her painful past from her loved ones, which has put a damper on her relationship with her daughter, Diane. However, she's close with her granddaughter, Meghan, who's a cold case agent.

Situations occur that brings all three women to live under the same roof, where Meghan is stuck as the mediator between her mother and grandmother. After learning about what happened to Maggie in 1943, Meghan use her investigative techniques to try to solve what happened to her great-aunt.

Final Thoughts: Bringing Maggie Home has a completely different plot than compared to other novels by the author. For some reason, I was expecting another romance story, but this one is a mystery-thriller-drama. I was hooked to the story after reading the first chapter, which is set in 1943 and sets up the overall plot. The second chapter takes place in 2013, where us readers are introduced to Meghan, and then story keeps flipping back on and off between 1943 and 2013 for most of the novel.

Overall, I pleasantly enjoyed reading Bringing Maggie Home. I had a couple bad days last week and reading the novel lifted my spirits.

*Note - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

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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