About The Book: Decades of loss, an unsolved mystery, and a rift spanning three generations
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.
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
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:
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
My Thoughts On The Book:This was one of the best books I have read in a while. It was AWESOME!!!! I have shared it with my reading buddies and plan to reread it as soon as I get it back! I love the way the story weaves throughout the lives of 3 different generations of women in the same family. I felt as if I knew each character. This was one of those books you just can't put down once you pick it up. I hated to see the book come to an end. Kim Vogel Sawyer is one of my favorite authors. She really makes the story come true on the page. I actually recommend all of her
books, but most especially this one! It is dynamite. Loved it!!!!
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I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.