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?
"Bringing Maggie Home" is one of the most fantastic books I have read lately as a stand alone lately. This book had me from the beginning to the end. The characters were complex in details and emotions. I feel like the characters were jumping off the pages and I couldn't put down this book because I wondered what was happening to them after I had to put them down for work . The faith thread is amazing through these mother and daughter relationships. This is a story that I don't think I will ever forget! Don't skip ahead to find out what happens because their were moments where I wanted to know what was going, but trust me, stick this out to the end with Maggie and Hazel. You won't regret it! I give this book 5/5 of stars! This author wrote a fabulous book!
About the Author:
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.