Please join me today in welcoming Kim Vogel Sawyer to the blog!
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.
Her book, Bringing Maggie Home, released in September 2017!
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?
Hi Kim! Welcome to the blog!
Kim: Apples, because I can dip them in caramel
Kim: Winter, because you can always throw on an extra layer if you’re cold; but if you’re hot….
Carrie: Amen to that! Only so much can legally come off haha!
Kim: Cats, because they curl up in your lap and PURRRRRRR
Carrie: My dog does that too…. all 65 pounds of her 😛
Kim: Coffee, because its aroma is indescribable (and my mom likes coffee)
Carrie: Mama knows best!
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Kim: To be able to SEE beneath a person’s surface to their deepest pain and be able to cure it
Carrie: oh I love that. Yes.
Q: If you knew you were only going to be allowed FIVE books for the rest of your life, besides the Bible, which five would make the cut?
Kim: Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Catherine Marshall’s Christy, Kim Vogel Sawyer’s My Heart Remembers (I hope that’s allowed, because I love that story), Dr. Seuss’s Oh! The Places You’ll Go!, and my Betty Crocker cookbook
Carrie: haha! i love it. And that Betty Crocker cookbook would definitely come in handy 🙂
Q: What do you most want readers to take away from Bringing Maggie Home?
Kim: Hope. I want them to take away a fresh realization that no matter what comes our way, no matter what trials we face, GOD never abandons us and we can hold tight to the hope of heaven, where no pain or sorrow will ever touch us.
Carrie: Hope does not disappoint. Amen.
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.
Kim: Next out of the chute is a twist on the mail-order bride story. Titled Beneath a Prairie Moon, a hoity-toity Easterner arrives in tiny Spiveyville, Kansas, to teach the single men etiquette and courtship practices so they’ll be ready for their coming brides. But who will learn the best lessons?
Carrie: oh that sounds delightful!! I’m in!
What about you? What’s your favorite way to eat an apple?