Bringing Maggie Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Bringing Maggie Home is the latest novel from Kim Vogel Sawyer. I have read several of her books and this one ranks as one of her best books yet.
Ten-year-old Hazel DeFord was picking blackberries with her 3 year old sister, Maggie, in 1943. She momentarily turned away from her sister and Maggie disappeared. Despite searching for many hours, no one found little Maggie. Years later, Hazel is haunted by guilt and anxiety from that awful incident. Her parents told her never to talk about her sister again, so she didn't. Hazel married and raised a daughter, Margaret Diane. Her daughter has a daughter named Meghan. Meghan is in an traffic accident that forces her to take a 6 week leave of absence from her job and 3 generations of women find themselves all together. Together they uncover Hazel's secret. But can they solve this family mystery and find out what happened to Maggie?
I genuinely enjoyed Bringing Maggie Home. Sawyer writes beautiful prose that keeps the reader turning pages as quickly as they can. The whole story was beautiful. I don't want to give any spoilers so am limiting my description of the plot, but there is a lot going on in this book. As a Christian reader, I enjoyed so many aspects of this book. Sawyer shares the character's faith and growth in ways that are realistic, heartwarming and encouraging to the reader. She also wrote a fascinating book with a mystery plot that I didn't readily figure out. It kept me wanting more with every page until the end. I would highly recommend Bringing Maggie Home.
I received Bringing Maggie Home from Blogging for Books for this review. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the book.