When Love Returns
Sep 22, 2015 | 352 Pages
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Sep 22, 2015 | 352 Pages
About When Love Returns
It wasn’t easy to move back to the Old Order Mennonite community from which quiet, responsible Suzanne Zimmerman was shamefully sent away as a pregnant teen. Returning twenty years later to take care of her mother, Suzanne and Alexa—the daughter she raised as her own—have spent months rebuilding relationships with her family.
Now with the upcoming wedding of their biological daughter, Suzanne and Paul find themselves drawn to one another once again—but with new challenges to face. They have been single parents with painful pasts. Can Paul and Suzanne find the strength to rebuild the loving relationship that was torn apart by their teen pregnancy so long ago?
Suzanne must also let go of Alexa as she heads back to Indianapolis to visit friends--and as her chance to find her birth parents. Leaving the bed-and-breakfast in Suzanne’s apprehensive hands, Alexa embarks on a journey that will certainly change her life completely. Can mother and daughter trust God to restore all things in His timing?
“When Love Returns is a finely interlaced story of first choices, second chances, and a healing heirloom of truth. Kim Vogel Sawyer balances the uncertainty of the past with assurance of a redeemed future in a message that will gracefully infuse hope into the real-life stories of her readers.”
—Olivia Newport, author of Amish Turns of Time historical fiction series
“I love Kim Vogel Sawyer’s stories and the way they always live up to the promise of ‘gentle stories of hope.’ Her characters draw me in, hold me captive, and leave me with a renewed sense of hope and a stronger faith than I started with.”
—Deborah Raney, author of The Face of the Earth and the Chicory Inn Novels
Praise for Kim Vogel Sawyer
“Kim Vogel Sawyer paints characters with exquisite detail emotionally and physically, then sets them in a story that transports the reader into a world equally as appealing as the people who live there. A captivating read, leaving you wanting more.”
—Lauraine Snelling, author of To Everything a Season in the Song of Blessing series, Wake the Dawn, and Heaven Sent Rain
“With a compelling style, Kim Vogel Sawyer weaves a story of love, compassion, forgiveness, and redemption and a family determined to discover and accept the truth. This novel captivates and challenges—a wonderful read.”
—Judith Miller, best-selling author of the Home to Amana Series
“Kim Vogel Sawyer is a superior writer, showing the reader the inner workings of a family steeped in rigid rules and a powerful regard for family pride. Forgiveness may be out of reach for a family jaded by derision. Sawyer is able to tie all the pieces of their lives together and keep readers interested in a possibility of another story about adoption and loss.”
—RT: Reviews, When Mercy Rains
“Kim Vogel Sawyer has crafted an affecting, emotion-packed novel about two damaged souls whose faith and courage ultimately come shining through. With its vividly rendered settings and well-rounded characters, this lovely story is sure to please Ms. Sawyer’s many fans.”
—Dorothy Love, author of Carolina Gold
“Kim Vogel Sawyer’s heartfelt writing and careful attention to detail make her one of the industry’s favorites.”
—Lori Copeland, author of The Healer’s Touch
About Kim Vogel SawyerWith over 40 titles on library shelves and more than 1.5 million copies of her books in print worldwide, Kim Vogel Sawyer enjoys a full-time writing and speaking ministry. Empty-nesters, Kim and her retired military husband, Don, are active in their church’s music ministry. Additionally, Kim helps lead women’s fellowship and enjoys teaching at writing conferences and spiritual retreats. When she isn't writing, Kim enjoys quilting, traveling, and spoiling her granddarlings.
352 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Sep 22, 2015
Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Carton Quantity: 24
Also in the The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy Series
Sneak PeekRiddled with doubt and lingering regrets, will Suzanne and Paul find strength in God to explore a second chance at love? Click here to download chapter one of When Love Returns. It wasn’t easy to move back to the Old Order Mennonite community from which quiet, responsible Suzanne Zimmerman was shamefully sent away as a pregnant teen. Returning twenty years later to take care of her mother, Suzanne and Alexa—the daughter she raised as her own—have spent months rebuilding relationships with her family. Now with the upcoming wedding of their biological daughter, Suzanne and Paul find themselves drawn to one another once again—but with new challenges to face. They have been single parents with painful pasts. Can Paul and Suzanne find the strength to rebuild the loving relationship that was torn apart by their teen pregnancy so long ago? Suzanne must also let go of Alexa as she heads back to Indianapolis to visit friends--and as her chance to find her birth parents. Leaving the bed-and-breakfast in Suzanne’s apprehensive hands, Alexa embarks on a journey that will certainly change her life completely. Can mother and daughter trust God to restore all things in His timing?
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WaterBrook Press, a division of Random House, Inc.
Jessica Lamb, Publicity Assistant
Can God Bring Good From the Mistakes of the Past?
In When Love Returns (WaterBrook Press, September 22, 2015), best-selling author Kim Vogel Sawyer offers readers a tender story about family, regret, and how God can restore all things. When Love Returns is the final book in “The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy,” concluding the contemporary Mennonite romance series that began with CBA bestseller When Mercy Rains.
20 years ago, Suzanne Zimmerman was sent away from her Old Order Mennonite community as a pregnant teen. But when her estranged mother grew ill, Suzanne returned with her grown daughter to a community that once rejected her. Through time and patience, Suzanne managed to find a place for herself once again with her family.
Now, though, the upcoming wedding of Anna-Grace is bringing her closer to Paul Aldrich, her teenage boyfriend. Paul, widowed and raising a young son on his own, can’t shake the draw he still feels towards Suzanne. As single parents still struggling to find restoration from the mistakes of the past, their feelings towards each other grow increasingly complex. Can God help them move on from old mistakes to build a healthy future?
The conclusion to this tender trilogy about second chances offers readers encouragement that even the most complicated situation isn’t too much for God’s never-ending goodness.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kim Vogel Sawyer’s books have received the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Currently, one million copies of her books are in print including What Once Was Lost, Echoes of Mercy, Through the Deep Waters and CBA best-seller When Mercy Rains and When Grace Sings. Sawyer lives in central Kansas, savoring time with her husband, Don, daughters, 10 grandchildren and feline companions. For more on Sawyer, visit kimvogelsawyer.com.
Contact PublicistJessica Lamb
I had only read one other book in this series, and I was eager to see how this story line ended. You can pick this final book up and read it without knowing anything previously. It might actually make you want to pick the others up and read. This is an inspiring book of Restoration, Forgiveness, and Trust. This story is about a woman that gave away a daughter to adoption, adopted a daughter, and how she learns to move on. This final story...
SOOOOO long Iâ??ve waited for this bookâ?¦It was TOTALLY worth the wait too!And so aptly named too! WOW!When I picked up book 1 of this series, I did not think I would enjoy reading about the old-order Mennonites as much as my beloved Amish, but the way Kim writes themâ?¦WOW!The series is named: The Zimmerman Restoration series â?" and WOW! WOW! WOW! Kim could not have named it better!Healing begins with book 1 â?" and with book 3, wellâ?¦ I...
I enjoyed this story very much. Suzanne Zimmerman is a Mennonite girl who was sent away twenty years ago when she became pregnant as a teen. The shame of that situation in the Mennonite community follows her. When she returns to care for a family member, it is still difficult to rebuild what she had twenty years before in relationships and community.Even though she has been a successful single parent, the pain is there. Upon seeing her love...
When Love Returns is the third book in the Restoration Series by Kim Vogel Sawyer. I really enjoyed the first two books in the series and this one was no exception. It was a bit confusing in the very beginning, but only because I hadn't read the other two in a while.The stories interwoven between love and mother/ daughter relationships is beautifully written. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a sweet story.This book...
I started reading this book but found it hard to get interested in it. After a break, i picked it up again and found it to be more interesting. I did however, find it a little confusing. All the same characters and story lines were the same as the previous book but it focused on a different story line then before. I did enjoy reading the different story lines once I got back into the story. I like how each character was developed. Adoption is...