Tuesday, July 17, 2012

When Hope Blossoms By Kim Sawyer

Sweet Contemporary Story Set in an Old Order Mennonite Community

Amy Knackstedt moves with her children to Weaverly, Kansas, to escape the speculation surrounding her husband's untimely death.

She hopes the new location will provide a fresh start for them all. But her neighbor, Tim Roper, is not pleased to have a Mennonite family living next to his apple orchard. When the children try to befriend him, he resists. Tim left the Mennonite faith years ago and doesn't want any reminders of his former life. Yet Amy and Tim find their paths colliding far more than either could have foreseen. Will this tentative relationship blossom into something more?

My Review

Kim has wrote a very good book about the Mennonite people.  She has found her calling because this was one of her better books. I highly recommend this book. It was a very easy read. Kim tells the story from her heart. A super book that will renew your faith! I give it 5 stars. I can't wait to see what Kim's next book will be!

About the Author:

Kim Sawyer wears many hats--hats she dons cheerfully and willingly. Some hats, such as mom to a special-needs child and long-time sufferer of chronic pain, have been worn with frustration. Hats she's found the courage to discard are the coverings of fear and shame brought about by abuse and welfare reliance.
God's miraculous hand of healing in Kim's physical and emotional life is a source of inspiration which she would like to share. Kim's gentle yet forthright testimony, interspersed with humor, lends credence to the promise of Psalm 117:2--"...great is His love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever." 


  1. Thanks for your review Mary! I'm looking forward to reading this book.


  2. Im so amazed again Mary..you really know your books,,great job.on the review,This is one I'd really love to win..

    1. WINNER, James I will put it in the mail to you right away! Congrats!

  3. Definately want to read this book.Thanks Mary for the reviews.

  4. Mary, after tonight I need a little hope! Great review for a wonderful writer. Thanks for offering another wonderful giveaway! Not only that, thanks for being such a sweet friend!

  5. How did I miss this one? There are so many books out there that I can't keep track of them! Will have to add this to my wish list.
    Karen Gervais