When Grace Sings” by Kim Vogel Sawyer, book review, book #2 Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy
This is the second book of the series, but there are enough hints of the happenings in book #1 that you can read it without having read the previous one. Alexa has transformed her grandmother’s house into a Bed and Breakfast establishment. She is trying to fit into this extended family that she has recently discovered, as her mother left the Old Order Mennonite community prior to Alexa’s birth.
Briley has come from Chicago to do extensive research for his journalism job. He is charged with finding the real feelings of the Amish and Mennonite members, and if any of them are discontent.
Steven has traveled with his father to investigate the land with a house that is to be his, now that his older brother has left the community. He has always been the “good son” but farming is not really what he wants to do. He wants to be a teacher. However, this is not an acceptable occupation for a Mennonite man.
This book has all these characters and more. It is an easy to read and enjoyable story of a family working together for a common purpose. The Mennonite sect is highlighted during the story.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Waterbrook Press. All opinions expressed are my own.