Review of WHEN LOVE RETURNS: A Novel by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Publisher: WaterBrook Press | Published: September 22, 2015 | Formats: eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, and Audible (352 pages) | ASIN: B00RKVWRJY and ISBN: 978-0307731357,  978-1410483294, and  Audio ASIN: B013XB2YWY | Series: The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy | Origin: NetGalley



Inside WHEN LOVE RETURNS by Kim Vogel Sawyer, we drop into the lives of several connected families and right in the center of their struggles, their regrets, their rebirths, their worries, and their need to know.  

Whether being torn from it, running from it, and running away from it, the past leaves scars, pain, and needs. Will any of these be overcome?  

Two babies, three mothers, and four families live with the memories of what had been, what never has been, and what could never be inside teen pregnancy.  But when second chances come anyway, even though do-overs are not possible and family doesn’t always mean what someone thought it did, everyone gains and everyone will lose.  

When the past and present meet, can love return? 

***This opinion is my own.***



WHEN LOVE RETURNS by Kim Vogel Sawyer shows Suzanne Zimmerman living at the B & B. She’s no longer estranged from her mother and family, but she’s wading in the waters as mother to a new adult, independent daughter, Alexa Zimmerman. However, she is losing the battle in dealing with her yet to be revealed biological daughter, Anna-Grace.

Watching Anna-Grace and her family is abrasive to Suzanne’s bruised heart, but now that Alexa wants to find her birth mother, the relationships, the pain, the past, and the present are pushing down to crush a mother’s soul.

The biological father of Anna-Grace is in the picture remotely, and she plus he struggle to keep their relationship as mere friends. How is that possible?

Seeing him brings more pain and seeing him brings feelings she thought were gone too.

She’s been avoiding Paul, the feelings, and the discussions until the leak in the basement makes it impossible. She needs his service, but he needs her help. When love returns, will there be casualties?