Monday, October 2, 2017

Bringing Maggie Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer (Contemporary Fiction from WaterBook Press) [Giveaway]

About the book: 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?

About the author: Kim Vogel Sawyer is a highly acclaimed, best-selling author with more than one million books in print, in seven 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. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters and grandchildren. Learn more at

Learn more & purchase a copy
Begins October 3
Ends October 19 @ 12:01 a.m. EST
Open to USA addresses only.
Winner's copy is graciously provided via Litfuse Publicity Group, the author, and publisher.
Watch for Chat With Vera's review soon!


  1. Kim considers all her books joint efforts with God. She always prays and reads her Bible before she begins writing. I think it's quite interesting that she lives in my home state of Kansas. In fact, Kim has met several times with my book club. She's a very nice lady. I always enjoy reading her books.

  2. I thought it was interesting about the reason she writes fiction and That her stories aren't "hers" but a joint effort between her and God. That's pretty awesome for her to recognize and acknowledge where good things come from!

  3. 1. I found it interesting that she writes Christian books from ollowing God.
    2.Her relative Ralph also writes books.

  4. I found it interesting that Kim spends time in the word and in prayer before writing a story and that she illustrated books written by her husband.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  5. She looks very young to have grandkids and that her hubby is ex- military. Her covers are great!

  6. I like that her books are set in the same area she lives. It's great that her faith comes thru in her books.


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