From the back of the book: "Amy Knackstedt hopes a new start in Weaverly, Kansas, will help heal the pain of losing her husband and provide a better future for her three children. But her new neighbor, Tim Roper, is not pleased to have an Old Order Mennonite family living next to his apple orchard. Tim left the Mennonite faith years ago and doesn't want any reminders of his former life.
Yet when circumstances throw Amy and Tim together, they form a friendship that surprises them both. Will past hurts always be a barrier between them, or will this tentative relationship blossom into something more?"
My review: I really enjoyed reading When Hope Blossoms by Kim Vogel Sawyer. The simplicity of the story draws the reader in, but the characters will keep you reading. This is a story with events that could happen to anyone, so the reader is able to relate. The characters that Ms. Sawyer created could be anyone that I know, and I enjoyed reading their story and getting to know them. I have read many Amish novels, so reading a story about the Mennonites was an interesting change. This was another book that I didn't want to put down, and I look forward to reading even more stories by Kim Vogel Sawyer. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.