“When Mercy Rains” by Kim Vogel Sawyer, book review, Zimmerman Restoration trilogy #1
Suzy left her Mennonite home and community when she discovered she was pregnant. Her mother, ashamed of her daughter’s actions and what the community would think of her, arranged for her to leave and give her baby to her childless cousin. Suzy obeyed her mother, but following the birth of her baby, did not return home. Instead, she was taken in by a caring Christian couple who helped her get her GED and attend nursing school. Suzy was able to get a job at the Mennonite hospital. This pleased her mother who bragged that her daughter was a nurse missionary.
After a tragic accident that left her mother in a wheelchair, Suzy’s brother writes and asks her to come care for her mother. Suzy arranges a 2 month leave of absence from her job and travels home. But the welcome she receives is not what she expected.
I enjoyed this book. It had a lot of back and forth between the characters and what each was thinking and feeling. And in the end, forgiveness of wrongs was given and received. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.