When Love Returns (The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy)
by Kim Vogel Sawyer.
Riddled with doubt and lingering regrets, will Suzanne and Paul find strength in God to explore a second chance at love?
It wasn’t easy to move back to the Old Order Mennonite community from which quiet, responsible Suzanne Zimmerman was shamefully sent away as a pregnant teen. Returning twenty years later to take care of her mother, Suzanne and Alexa—the daughter she raised as her own—have spent months rebuilding relationships with her family.
Now with the upcoming wedding of their biological daughter, Suzanne and Paul find themselves drawn to one another once again—but with new challenges to face. They have been single parents with painful pasts. Can Paul and Suzanne find the strength to rebuild the loving relationship that was torn apart by their teen pregnancy so long ago?
Suzanne must also let go of Alexa as she heads back to Indianapolis to visit friends–and as her chance to find her birth parents. Leaving the bed-and-breakfast in Suzanne’s apprehensive hands, Alexa embarks on a journey that will certainly change her life completely. Can mother and daughter trust God to restore all things in His timing?
Kim Vogel Sawyer does a marvelous job of ending The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy with a very satisfying conclusion in When Love Returns.
Suzanne Zimmerman has returned to her home, not an easy task considering being sent away as a pregnant teenager, shamed and afraid, over twenty years earlier. She has returned with her daughter Alexa to help take care of her mother. In addition, Alexa has started a bed and breakfast in the family home.
Against all odds, Suzanne finds herself drawn to Paul Aldrich, the father of the baby she was forced to give up when she was sent away. Paul is becoming overwhelmed with being a widower raising his son alone. Can they put the past behind them?
As Suzanne and Paul wrestle with their feelings, Alexa is facing her own battles. She has an opportunity to meet her birth mother, but can she? What would she say? Moreover, is it really worth it?
Miss Sawyer tells the story from the point of view of the major characters, giving us, the readers, way more insight into each individual’s thoughts and feelings. As you read, you begin to feel as if the people are and could easily be your friends.
I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.