When Grace Sings by Kim Vogel Sawyer


Trouble roars into their quiet town, and Alexa and Anna-Grace find themselves the target for discord and exposed secrets in Kim Vogel Sawyer‘s When Grace SingsWhen Alexa agrees to host her cousin Anna-Grace Braun, the presence of extended family brings out Alexa’s insecurities and sets Briley Forrester, the hotshot reporter from Chicago, on the trail to uncovering a web of hidden truths.

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When Grace Sings (WaterBrook Press, March 2015)

When trouble roars into quiet Arborville, Alexa and Anna-Grace find themselves the target for discord and exposed secrets. Can they continue to seek the God of all grace amidst the fog of confusion?

Alexa Zimmerman wonders if the Old Order Mennonite community in Arborville, Kansas will ever fully accept her. Her family roots here aren’t what anyone thought when she first arrived, but she is hopeful that her culinary and hospitality skills will win the skeptics over. The bed-and-breakfast she’s operating needs to succeed so Alexa agrees to allow Briley Forrester, the hotshot reporter from Chicago, to stay as a long-term boarder not knowing his real motives for being amongst the Plain folk.

But when Alexa agrees to host her cousin Anna-Grace Braun, the presence of extended family brings out Alexa’s insecurities and sets Briley on the trail to uncovering a web of hidden truths.

Plans for a secure future and the sweetness of young romance hang in the balance when Alexa and Anna-Grace have to face that their secrets are interconnected, binding the two in ways they could not have imagined. They must trust in a loving, heavenly Father and His plan for their futures.

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Kim Vogel Sawyer

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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.

Find out more about Kim at http://www.kimvogelsawyer.com/.

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New book explores the complexity of family relationships

Kim Vogel Sawyer writes of an Old Mennonite family struggling to survive their secrets

3/31/2015 || Seattle: Bestselling author Kim Vogel Sawyer believes in the power of second chances — a theme she’s captured with poignant grace in her new book, When Grace Sings (WaterBrook Press/March 17, 2015/ISBN: 978-0307731333/$14.99) which follows the CBA bestseller When Mercy Rains in The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy. Sawyer says the series is based on one simple truth: “God gives second chances. We as humans make our mistakes, we flounder and err and build walls that seem insurmountable,” Sawyer reveals. “When we confess our wrongdoings and ask God to redeem us, He brings restoration.”

When Grace Sings introduces readers to Alexa Zimmerman, who has relocated to Arborville, KS, where she’s converting her grandmother’s farmhouse in Old Order Mennonite country into a bed-and-breakfast. Inspired by her own experience of running a B&B, Sawyer was able to depict perfectly the charm and challenges she details in the book. “I would never have considered writing a story including a B&B were it not for our experiences at The King’s Inn,” Sawyer admits. “We’ve met so many wonderful folks we wouldn’t have known any other way. They came as strangers and left as friends. And that brings me to the hardest part — the goodbyes. It’s nice, though, that we are still in touch with many of our guests through Facebook.”

Seen by locals as an outsider, Alexa wonders if the close-knit community will ever fully accept her and her new business. Her family roots here aren’t what anyone thought when she first arrived, but she is hopeful her culinary and hospitality skills will win the skeptics over.

However, the arrival of overly confident and dashing Chicago reporter Briley Forrester throws Alexa for a loop. Despite her suspicions of just what his sudden appearance amidst the plain folk means, Alexa agrees to allow Briley to stay as a long-term boarder. She has to — she has a lot riding on her new bed-and-breakfast — even if his flirtatious manner annoys her. Struggling to fit in, Alexa encounters more than she bargained for when her cousin Anna-Grace Braun and fiancé, Steven, visit.  The presence of extended family brings out Alexa’s insecurities, and the two women find themselves on a trail to unraveling long-held family secrets.

Plans for a secure future and the sweetness of young romance hang in the balance when Alexa and Anna-Grace are forced to face that their secrets are connected, binding the two in ways they could not have imagined. Will the revelations they stumble upon shake them and their family to the core, or will they trust God to restore relationships and accept His grace?

This engaging novel will remind all readers that with God as their guide, it’s never too late for a second chance.

Learn more about Kim Vogel Sawyer and When Grace Sings at www.kimvogelsawyer.com, on Facebook (KimVogelSawyer.Author.Speaker) or by following her on Twitter (KimVogelSawyer).

Advance Praise

“The engaging storyline and subplots will leave Amish fiction fans eagerly awaiting book three.”

~ CBA Retailers and Resources

About the Author

Kim Vogel Sawyer told her kindergarten teacher someday people would check out her books in libraries. That little girl’s dream came true in 2006 with the release of Waiting for Summer’s Return. Since then, Sawyer has watched God expand her dream beyond her childhood imaginings. With more than 30 titles on library shelves and more than a 1.5 million copies of her books in print, she enjoys a full-time writing and speaking ministry. Her books have received the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.

Empty-nesters, Sawyer and her retired military husband, Don, enjoy a quiet existence in small-town Kansas, the setting for many of her novels. When she isn’t writing, Sawyer stays active serving in her church’s women’s and music ministries, traveling with “The Hubs” and spoiling her quiverful of granddarlings.

Keep up with Kim Vogel Sawyer at www.kimvogelsawyer.com, on Facebook (KimVogelSawyer.Author.Speaker) or by following her on Twitter (KimVogelSawyer).

Suggested interview questions

—When Grace Sings explores second chances in life. Why do you believe second chances are important?

—Is it ever too late for a second chance?

—Who is your favorite character in When Grace Sings and why?

—Do you have a least-favorite character?

—Is Alexa starting a bed-and-breakfast inspired by your own experience as a B&B owner? If so, what is the best thing about running a B&B? What is the hardest?

—Alexa moves to a close-knit community, but moving anywhere can be hard on a woman. Why can it be such a challenge for women to form strong connections in new places?

—Alexa is suspicious of the Chicago reporter who shows up at her B&B. Do you think women should give more weight to their intuition?

—You cover real-life topics in your story including single motherhood, adoption, family secrets, lost love and more. Which topic is closest to your heart and why?

—A variety of family relationships are also present including mother-daughter, grandmother-granddaughter, cousins and more. Which one in When Grace Sings do you see as the most complicated? The strongest?

—Why do you think family relationships can sometimes be so sticky?

—Is it better to bring family secrets out into the open or to try and cover them up?

—What do you hope readers will take away from your story?

To request a review copy of When Grace Sings, schedule an interview with Kim Vogel Sawyer or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.



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    I just love this author. This book starts out pretty quickly and jumps you right in. Unlike most books you feel as if you have know the main characters forever. I truly love the way she ties them all in together in the most unexpected way. She has a real knack for a good revolving story line. I love the whole idea behind the reporter Briley trying to discredit the community but instead learning some good lessons of his own. As with all her books, I just loved this one. It is a great story, with wonderful messages.

    Written by Primitive Gypsy on May 26, 2015
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    I recently had the opportunity to review this new book by Kim Vogel Sawyer. She is one of my favorite authors and I have read all of her previous books. She has a knack for making even Amish books interesting:) This one is a little bit different and I found myself somewhat confused at times, just because there are soo many characters to keep track of and how they are all related. Still, it was a good book to read and I enjoyed it.

    Written by Giveaway Lady on May 26, 2015
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    I was really looking forward to this book, the premise was good and I always love books like these. I have to say, I wasn’t disappointed. Oftentimes, I feel like books in the genre start just a bit slow for me but I didn’t feel that way with this one. The characters all had personality, which again is another thing that sometimes fall through for me in books such as these. I absolutely loved it and devoured it in one night’s reading. Definitely recommend!

    Written by Electively Paige on May 26, 2015


    As always I found the latest book by Kim Vogel Sawyer to be wonderful. The story was sweet with well developed characters and an engaging plot. It took me no time at all to read and it sucked me right in. I enjoyed the mystery and it helped the book move along very quickly. All in all a very excellent read. I received a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on May 26, 2015


    I really liked how the book mixes the Old Order Amish, Mennonite and English worlds~ bringing them all together. That was fun and real life. An English reporter named Briley~ comes to town to prove the simple people were not all they were cracked up to be. He happens to stay at a B&B ran by Alexa and her Grandmother. Stephen and his father are making all the updates and repairs to the B& B. Stephen is engaged to be married to Anna-Grace. The story is told from each point of view and they all come crashing together to discover family secrets that had been untold for over two decades.

    This is one you don’t want to miss but I recommend you read the first book in the series first. It is called When Mercy Reigns.

    Written by Farming On Faith on May 26, 2015
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    I enjoyed this book. It was a great fast read that kept me entertained and amused. I felt for the characters and often put myself in their places to see how I might have reacted differently. I loved meeting Briley and how he and Alexa were able to help each other both feel accepted and realize that God’s love is all accepting and what makes them part of a family not who they were born to or whether they had loving parents growing up. And then of course we have Anna-Grace who has always known she was adopted but isn’t sure if she wants to meet the parents who gave birth to her. Or even know who they are now that she is moving to the community they are both from(and may still live in).

    Written by For Him and My Family on May 24, 2015

  • A feel-good story about those that forget that those that love us, love us unconditionally regardless of how we came into their lives and that there is a God who loves us all. It was heartbreaking in spots, but also hopeful for a future that could be bright. I’d recommend When Grace Sings to those who enjoy reading Christian Fiction where the inspirational element is strong and the romance is light.

    Written by Wishful Endings on May 23, 2015


    Can’t wait for book #3 to see how things turn out.

    Written by Dixie n Dottie on May 22, 2015
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  • I really enjoyed this story with an interesting mix of Amish, Mennonite and English characters. There’s also some intrigue and scandal as a twenty-year-old secret threatens to be exposed. Faith was a very important element to the story, both for the ones who believed in God to trust Him, pray for wisdom and obey and for Briley to understand for the first time what all of it meant. I did feel a little lost about Alexa’s past and how she ended up in Arborville since I hadn’t read book one, so I would recommend reading these in order.

    Written by Veronica’s ‘Views on May 22, 2015


    This is book two in the The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy and continues the story of Alexa as she gets to know her Amish family. I can’t quite put my finger on what it was about this book but it didn’t grab me the way that book one did. I felt there were times when characters were added to the story that didn’t further the story. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed the book and I still feel the author does a wonderful job at creating characters that you can’t help but fall in love with.

    If you’re a fan of Amish fiction, this is a well written series so far with a solid storyline and realistically flawed characters. Kim Vogel Sawyer writes a scripture filled story with themes of love, forgiveness, self acceptance and personal triumph.

    Written by A Simply Enchanted Life on May 22, 2015
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    Sawyer’s characters tend to have deep emotional roots, and that’s true of When Grace Sings as well. It was interesting how each person held fast to their stereotypes of each other; it made the interaction awkward just like it might be in real life. The story really veers from the traditional Amish novels I’ve read. The bed and breakfast business aspect brings in English visitors, so that makes a difference in the typical banter that helps the story to develop. When you reach 2/3 of the way through the book, make sure you have enough time to finish it in one setting. You won’t want to stop for a moment!

    Written by Savings in Seconds on May 22, 2015
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    I’m enjoying this book. I do have to be a little honest and say I’m not quite to the end! The story is well written and the characters are engaging and seem real.

    I do find myself feeling just slightly like I’m missing some part of the story. I realized that’s because this is book two in the series. It’s still able to be read alone. I just once in awhile think that I can’t quite connect a few dots.

    I think this one is interesting because it’s based on Old Order Mennonite instead of Amish so it’s a slightly different view of the plain life. I like Alexa and think a bed and breakfast is a great setting for a novel. I think Briley adds a fun twist to the book since he’s 100% not simple or plain or even Christian.

    So, I’m looking forward to finishing up to see what happens!

    Written by A Dusty Frame on May 22, 2015


    When Grace Sings is a great book! To be honest, sometimes I find Amish Christian books to be a little boring, but this one kept my interest the entire time! I liked that each chapter was written in one of the main characters point of view. It made the characters story and emotions more real to me and easy to follow.

    Written by EmpowerMoms on May 22, 2015
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    When Grace Sings by Kim Vogel Sawyer is an inspirational Amish story on struggle, triumph, and grace through our Lord. Filed from cover to cover with expert writing and grace-filled characters, Kim weaves a sweet story that becomes a must read with each page turned!

    Written by Confessions of a Teenage Bookworm on May 22, 2015
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    I hadn’t read the first book in this series, When Mercy Rains, but after I received When Grace Sings, I ran to the library and grabbed the first and began it that day and finished it the next! As soon as I finished it, I began When Grace Sings and finished it the next day, that is how wrapped I got into this well written story with well formed characters. That is a quality of Kim Vogel Sawyer I enjoy so much – the fact that her characters are so well formed and they seem so real, like they could leap right out of the pages and begin visiting with you. In this book we pick up where Book 1 left off with Alexa Zimmerman staying behind with her Grandmother to run a bed and breakfast out of her Grandma’s house – but trouble comes along and all are unsure of how things are going to proceed.

    Written by Growing for Christ on May 22, 2015
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    In this second novel in the Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy the characters deal with insecurities due to abandonment issues. The characters learn that about God grace and how he has a plan for each one of our lives.

    Written by Frugal Shopping and More on May 21, 2015
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    This is book two in the Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy. It is an excellent book by Kim Vogel Sawyer. You are easily drawn into this story. It feels as though you are almost a part of the story.

    Written by cherylbbookblog on May 21, 2015


    With plenty of secrets and more than a few twists this story zooms along making it hard to put down. While the story is told from several points of view Ms. Sawyer transitions smoothly allowing for wonderful clarity . The characters are very well fleshed and easy to connect with. She has a wonderful way of blending faith into the mix of feelings allowing me to totally understand the struggles the characters face. While there are several unanswered questions When Grace Sings is a satisfying read that leaves me longing for the next book in the series!

    Written by WV Stitcher on May 21, 2015
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    Continuing the story of the Zimmerman family, When Grace Sings exposes long-buried secrets and beautifully illustrates the grace and love of God.

    Though When Grace Sings is the second book in the Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy, I was able to jump right in without having first read book one.

    Many threads are left unresolved at the end of the novel, and I look forward to reading the final book to see just how things turn out!

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on May 21, 2015
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    It is hard enough to trust people outside your close-nit community. Anna-Grace finds out how just quickly things can change. When you think you really know someone and find out how secrets can hurt people. How does a family deal with secrets and hurts brought to the surface. Can you really trust God to heal and restore relationships?

    Written by Caffeinated Christian Raves – N – Reviews on May 21, 2015


    The story line is one of the things that drew me to this book. It was different than most Amish type plots and I loved how it played out through the book. Briley is an obstinate but adorable guy who flirts with all the women, no matter their age. Needless to say Alexa’s grandmother wants him gone while Alexa finds herself liking him just a bit. I felt bad for Steven. Wow! His story is sad but yet turns around to some degree. My favorite character by far was Alexa. I think I saw myself in her and connected quite a bit. But I really loved them all and cannot wait for the third book in the series. Don’t leave us waiting too long Ms Sawyer! This book receives a 5 out of 5 stars from me.

    Written by Luxury Reading on May 21, 2015


    This is another excellent book by Kim Vogel Sawyer. I love her ability to take a serious topic, or in this case topics, and turn it into a story of grace, mercy and forgiveness. Heartbreak, betrayal, and secrets abound in this story, just as they did in the first. The author adds sparks of humor and moments of sweetness to keep the story from being too heavy and the plot flowing effortlessly.

    Written by Faith * Love * Books on May 21, 2015
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    This is simply a beautiful, moving and poignant story. I’m the perfect audience for character-driven stories, which is something Kim Vogel Sawyer does extremely well. But even more than the rich characterization, she builds emotion into fascinating storylines and never fails to clearly present the gospel message in a way that flows naturally with the story. Something I especially enjoyed is the spiritual message that Kim so flawlessly weaves into the narrative. The title, When Grace Sings, is beautiful in itself, but the meaning behind it is even more so – the idea of grace, so freely given, combining with Zephaniah 3:17’s picture of God rejoicing over us with singing. Highly recommended.

    Written by The Power of Words on May 20, 2015
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    When Grace Sings is the second in the series & while I did not read the first book, I was able to easily follow the story line of this book.

    Written by Reading Corner Reviews & More on May 20, 2015
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    My Thoughts On The Book: When Grace Sings is the second book in the Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy and although it could be a stand alone, it should be read after reading Book 1 in the Trilogy, When Mercy Rains. Reading both of the books in order allows the reader to understand the dynamics of the plot and characters. The plot keeps the readers on their toes. Just when you think you have figured everything out something changes and you find yourself guessing again. I enjoy reading books by Kim Vogel Sawyer, she is a master at character development and can spin an awesome story. I cannot wait for book 3 to come out. I know many questions will be answered and restoration will occur. I loved this book and highly recommend the series.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this e-book free from Litfuse and NetGalley as part of their Book Review Blogger Programs. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    Written by Karen’s Korner on May 20, 2015
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    When Grace Sings is first-rate, well told, and filled with the message to trust in the Lord. It is the perfect continuation of the Zimmerman Family story, yet, When Grace Sings can stand alone on its own with no problem. It takes a mighty fine author to achieve that level of clarity within each volume of a series.

    Written by Amish Reader on May 20, 2015
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    Another Kim Vogel Sawyer book that I love! My heart went out to Alexia because of her insecurity, but I don’t think she had a reason to be, because her grandmother was truly crazy about her. And Alexia had been a joy to the older woman’s life. The entire story is full of tension because of the close quarters in the house with the two young ladies and the grandma there.

    Written by Splashes of Joy on May 19, 2015
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    When Grace Sings by Kim Vogel Sawyer was a sweet romance story. This book was slow in the beginning but it did pick up after a few chapters. I love how she tells you who is talking when the narrator changes throughout the whole book.

    Written by The World As I See It on May 19, 2015
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    When Grace Sings is a fast paced novel that gives interesting insight into the lives of the Mennonite peoples. It is the second book in The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy, but can be read as a stand alone. While I did not read the first book, I was able to easily follow the storyline of this book.

    Written by Simple Harvest Reads on May 18, 2015
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    When Grace Sings is another beautiful story by Kim Vogel Sawyer! The second book in the Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy, this novel continues the emotional story that began in Book 1, When Mercy Rains. Kim Vogel Sawyer is a master storyteller who never fails to captivate me with her stories. I enjoyed When Grace Sings and can’t wait to read the final book in this compelling trilogy!

    Written by Buzzing About Books on May 18, 2015
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    Great story of how life can give you so many choices, but you have to make the one that is right for you. This book moves along and keeps you wanting to read. Each chapter is told by a different character so you get an overall view of a different story lines that seem to blend perfectly in the end. It is about a traditional Amish family that wants to keep tradition going and provides their son with the family farm. The twist is the son doesn’t want the farm, he wants to go to college, but can’t seem to tell his parents about his wishes. Then you have a reporter that goes undercover into the Amish community to write a story about Amish families and their beliefs.

    Written by Deb’s Book Review on May 17, 2015


    When Grace Sings blesses us with the story of four young people. All of them have soul-searching to do—all of them need to find themselves—all of them need to let go and let God. You will love these four—and the family that surrounds them. You will love finding out how their lives become intertwined and how they handle the situations that life serves up to them. This is a story of love and forgiveness and fellowship and hope. Four stars!

    Written by Positive Grace on May 17, 2015
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    This is quite a story. The reason for it being so interesting is the characters that Ms. Sawyer has created. I didn’t read the first book in this series. I will correct that mistake. And if you have not read the first book either I recommend that you do as it will help you understand this book better. Alexa, Briley, Anna-Grace and Steven are terrific and each of their actions can affect the lives of each other which makes for a fascinating, sometimes exciting reading. Get ready for a very interesting read.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on May 16, 2015
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    Another family drama,that examines the relationships between the characters an how they learn to love and accept the family that God has given them. A continuation of the Zimmerman tale, as secrets are exposed and hearts laid bare.

    Overall a well written novel that continues the story started in the first book of the series. In some ways it felt more like a filler book between the beginning and the end. I liked that it wasn’t romance and instead explored the various relationships within a family. There were strong characters in this heartfelt story.

    Written by Labor Not in Vain on May 16, 2015
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    I live in the Midwest, so I’m always thrilled to read a book set in Kansas or Missouri. Where should I start with my final thoughts? Well, for starters, I absolutely loved reading this book. From the intriguing plot to the well-rounded characters, Kim Vogel Sawyer did a wonderful job crafting an amazing tale. One would think that after writing novel after novel that eventually a plot would be become stale, but the author has a talent of creating a lovely story that avoids all the traditional cliches.

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on May 15, 2015
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    I really wanted to love this book. I enjoy Kim Vogel Sawyer’s writing and was excited to be part of this tour. This was one of those books that was well written, but it didn’t catch my interest. I had very apathetic feelings toward most of the characters, they didn’t spark my interest. Briley was too much and Steven was not enough. I do want to preface my thoughts with the fact that I did not read the first book in this series, which may be why I didn’t connect with the story. All that being said I will still read Kim’s books because I enjoy her writing. 3 stars from this reviewer.
    This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.

    Written by Cindy’s Book Reviews on May 14, 2015
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    I love how the author does not wrap up everything by the end of the book in a nice, neat bow but leaves you anxiously waiting for the next book to see how the events will play out. The one thing that is pivotal to the storyline, but also drove me crazy, was all the secrets everyone had. Even though it would have helped matters greatly to voice them, the characters kept everything bottled up inside, causing all kinds of misunderstandings and misinterpretations. This is a great series. I can’t wait for the third book to be released.

    Written by Our Little Corner of the World on May 14, 2015
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    When Grace Sings is book two in The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy. Kim Vogel Sawyer did a wonderful job on this amazing story. She truly has a way with words, and I expect to see another great book out soon.

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on May 14, 2015
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    There are so many pieces to this story as there are family relationships, lies that have been woven and hidden and secrets as well as adventure and learning to trust. I love how this series has been written as it continues to weave together characters and their individual storylines and capture the reader’s attention as secrets and truth are hidden and slowly unraveled.

    Written by Moments on May 14, 2015
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  • A heart warming story of faith, trust and finding grace. The end left me overwhelmed with happiness and in tears! A truly lovely story

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on May 12, 2015


    Kim Vogel Sawyer writes like never before in When Grace Sings. Her usually sweet overtones lighten the mood and keep serious topics from becoming overwhelming. While Grace is fully present in this newest work, Sawyer brings a higher level of suspense than in any of her other stories and rivals O. Henry for and ending that will keep you guessing.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on May 11, 2015
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    This series has been a surprise for me — nothing like either of the novels I’ve read about old-order Mennonite communities but a wonderful story nonetheless. This is not an easy series to read — but I highly recommend it. Just because the stories deal with serious issues, does not mean they should be passed by.

    Kim Vogel Sawyer writes a powerful story. The strength of emotion is so strong, the characters are so real and the issues they deal with are so easily believable — perhaps even familiar to some of us.

    You will not want to put this book down until you reach the end. And you will find yourself wishing time would pass quickly so you can read the next one.

    Written by Donna’s BookShelf on May 10, 2015
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    Continue to follow the fortunes of the Zimmerman family in When Grace Sings.
    Alexa now has her B and B open. Delight in the characters who pass through its doors.
    The theme of character’s searching for their worth is found in the novel. They all need to know whose they are.
    Join Alexa, Briley, Steven and Anna Grace on their journey of discovery.

    Written by Avid Reader Reviews on May 8, 2015
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    I kind of don’t feel like I can give this book a fair review without the other books in the series. This is the second, and I really feel like I missed a lot of character development by not reading the first book.

    With that being said, this was still a good book. It is set modern times but in the plain country in Kansas. Steven and Anna Grace are engaged (or published to be married) and they both have big dreams for their future – only their dreams aren’t exactly the same.

    Written by Ting’s Mom Books on May 5, 2015
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    This book focuses on the relationship between Alexa Zimmerman and Anna-Grace Braun, as well as Anna-Grace and her beau Steven, and the book also throws Briley Forrester in the mix, a reporter from Chicago trying to make it to the big-time.

    I really like the characters in this book as well as the story. I will admit I liked the first book a lot better. There was so much tension throughout this book between the characters, and I felt that the ending of the book was quite unrealistic. It seemed like it wrapped up too suddenly and quickly in one aspect (which I won’t say so I don’t give away the ending). But, like I said, I like the writing of the book and I like the story in general. I would really like to continue reading this series if Sawyer continues putting out more books.

    Written by The Talbert Report on May 5, 2015
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    WHEN GRACE SINGS is the second book in Ms. Sawyer’s Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy. I didn’t read the first one in the series, but other than some initial confusion (which I figured out pretty quick) this story stands alone. However, the ending leaves me to wonder if the stories in this one will be continued in the third book.

    Ms. Sawyer is a very talented author and she had four different story lines included in this one, with four points of view. Alexa, Anna-Grace, Steven, and Briley. They all have secrets. Hurts. Wishes. Struggles. And a reason why they might lose everything.

    If you are a fan of Amish or Mennonite fiction, Ms. Sawyer, or family dramas (with a touch of romance) you might be interested in WHEN GRACE SINGS.

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on May 5, 2015
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    The author, MS. Kim Sawyer is a talented writer with an amazing gift of words. She has a way of drawing you into the story and making you part of it. As you turn the pages, you find yourself seeing bits and pieces of your own life in each of the characters. You may find pieces of who you are and who you want to be. The author teaches through the pages that religious and cultural difference can be the same for all of us. We all have the desire to belong, to make happy those we love, the struggle to find out what we want to be in our lives. All of these decisions make a difference to us and those around us.

    Written by BOOKS REVIEWS ETC on May 4, 2015
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    I was a little sad when this book was over and that was mainly because I didn’t have the next one in the series yet. I can’t believe that there is only going to be one more because I know that I am going to need a lot more of these characters after reading the first two books in the series. I enjoyed every minute of it and had trouble putting it down just like the last one. I love the mix of the real world with the shelter Mennonite world that mix in these books. It is great to see that this is the life that people have now and that the different choices that you make in the “real” world don’t seem nearly as important when you see the choices that the Mennonites make. It is a great mix of the worlds and the great writing brings it alive!

    Written by NOVA Frugal Family on May 3, 2015
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    I enjoyed reading this next installment in the Zimmerman Restoration series. You do need to read this series in order as this book picks up right where the first one ends and of course the author leaves us hanging at the end of this one. The way this author writes just makes you want to keep reading and not stop until you reach the end. I also like how the author mixes the Mennonite world with the real world. The author makes the characters so real and the scenes are also described so well that you feel as if you are a part of the story. I for one would love to stay at this Bed and Breakfast if it was a real place just so I could meet the people there. I enjoyed hearing about Alexa’s story and the B&B. Fans of Amish or Mennonite fiction will enjoy this book.

    Written by Griperang’s Bookmarks on May 3, 2015
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    Picking up where the first book in the series left off, the second starts with Alexa making a go of her Bed and Breakfast, which means opening it to a journalist who is in the Old Order Mennonite community under false pretenses. As she seeks to fit into her new family, Alexa also seeks to keep some secrets from coming to light, which only becomes harder when her cousin moves into the B&B as well.
    I thought that the characters are well written, since I enjoyed their journey and also could see where they were coming from with their fears and how they interacted with one another. I also like the journey of faith that is in the story! The only thing I was disappointed about is that, while some things have a conclusion, a fair bit of the story will have to wait to find some resolution and answers in the next book. I suppose that is how life is though.;) We don’t always get the story wrapped up in a “happily ever after”. That said, this book is a delightful story and best read in order of the series.
    I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.

    Written by Inklings and Notions on April 24, 2015
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    When Grace Sings by Kim Vogel Sawyer is the second book in the Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy. The family secrets keep coming. In this novel, Alexa Zimmerman has opened a bed and breakfast in her grandmother’s old home. One of her long-term boarders is a journalist who has ulterior motives for being in Arborville. Also coming to the community is Anna-Grace, a cousin of Alexa’s, who is planning on marrying Steven. Secrets, both from the past and in the present, abound among the novel’s characters. It seems that everyone has something to hide. I enjoyed the book, but it was not one of my favorites.

    I was sent a free print copy of the book by Litfusepublicity.com in return for my honest opinion of the book.

    Written by I’m Hooked on Books on April 17, 2015
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