Bringing Maggie Home

October 3rd, 2017. Filed under: Tuesday's Tempting Reads.

Bringing Maggie Home

By Kim Vogel Sawyer

Decades of loss, an unsolved mystery, and a rift spanning three generations

Hazel DeFord is a woman haunted by her past. While berry picking in a blackberry thicket in 1943, ten-year old Hazel momentarily turns her back on her three-year old sister Maggie and the young girl disappears.

Almost seventy years later, the mystery remains unsolved and the secret guilt Hazel carries has alienated her from her daughter Diane, who can’t understand her mother’s overprotectiveness and near paranoia. While Diane resents her mother’s inexplicable eccentricities, her daughter Meghan-a cold case agent-cherishes her grandmother’s lavish attention and affection.

When a traffic accident forces Meghan to take a six-week leave-of-absence to recover, all three generations of DeFord women find themselves unexpectedly under the same roof. Meghan knows she will have to act as a mediator between the two headstrong and contentious women. But when they uncover Hazel’s painful secret, will Meghan also be able to use her investigative prowess to solve the family mystery and help both women recover all that’s been lost?


A life filled with both dreams and nightmares. That’s been Hazel’s life for seventy years. She can’t forget the nightmare of losing sister Maggie. And she can’t let go of the dream that Maggie would someday come home.

This secret of Hazel’s affects not only herself, but also her family. She becomes an overprotective mother who ended up with a resentful daughter. Diane in turn strove to raise he daughter to be an independent woman who was caught in the middle.

Fortunately, (or unfortunately in Hazel’s eyes) her secret was accidentally exposed. Now what will these three women do about it? They make plans to search for Maggie, but things don’t always turn out as planned.

Thank you, Ms Vogel Sawyer, for this thought provoking book. I’m looking forward to your next book. I hope you’ll be writing more about Meghan. She’s an intriguing character.

***I received this book free of charge from Litfuse.***


Kim Vogel Sawyer is a highly acclaimed, best-selling author with more than one million books in print, in several different languages. Her titles have earned numerous accolades including the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Kim lives in central Kansas with her retired military husband Don, where she continues to write gentle stories of hope and redemption. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters and grandchildren.

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