About the Book:
When trouble roars into quiet Arborville, Alexa and Anna-Grace find themselves the target for discord and exposed secrets. Can they continue to seek the God of all grace amidst the fog of confusion?
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.
I’m enjoying this book. I do have to be a little honest and say I’m not quite to the end! The story is well written and the characters are engaging and seem real.
I do find myself feeling just slightly like I’m missing some part of the story. I realized that’s because this is book two in the series. It’s still able to be read alone. I just once in awhile think that I can’t quite connect a few dots.
I think this one is interesting because it’s based on Old Order Mennonite instead of Amish so it’s a slightly different view of the plain life. I like Alexa and think a bed and breakfast is a great setting for a novel. I think Briley adds a fun twist to the book since he’s 100% not simple or plain or even Christian.
So, I’m looking forward to finishing up to see what happens!
About the author:
Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of twenty-nine novels, including several CBA and ECPA bestsellers. Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Kim is active in her church, where she leads women’s fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and nine grandchildren.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in order to provide a review. All opinions are my own.