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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Book Review-Bygones


Bygones is a book by Kim Vogel Sawyer. I have read two of her previous novels, Waiting for Summer's Return and Where Willows Grow. All of her books have been wonderful, this one was no different. This book is suppose to be a trilogy and the next book comes out this fall and I already can not wait to read it. This book is about Marie a Mennonite woman who fell in love with a trucker who took her away from the Mennonite community and married her. Soon before she was suppose to have his baby, he got killed in a truck accident. Marie goes back home to get help from her parents to raise her 2 week old baby, but they shun her and she is excommunicated from the church. Twenty some odd years later, her old Mennonite boyfriend comes back to tell her that her aunt died and in her will, she left her daughter the house and cafe that she had run. Only there is one stipulation, Beth must go live in the community for three months to claim the stuff left to her in the will. So Beth and her mom Marie go back to the community where none of Marie's family accepts them. Marie ends up finding her faith again, but will she get all of her family back? Also, robberies have started since they came to the community and they get blamed for them. How will they prove there innocence? I really enjoyed this book!

3 comments:

Kara said...

Sounds like a really good book! I'll have to see if our library has that author.

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Sounds like a challenging topic. SO sad that many Christian communities shun people who are different than them. We are all sinners.

KC said...

That sounds like a very interesting book, I'm going to have to check it out.

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