Thursday, August 1, 2013
WAITING FOR SUMMER'S RETURN
Waiting for Summer's Return is an older book by Kim Vogel Sawyer, I received a free copy from Amazon for my Kindle some time ago. When I have books sent to me by authors, I feel they should be read first, so this one was put on the back burner until I finished what I was reading.
The writing in this book is wonderful. I always start out reading to learn from the author until I get engrossed in the book. Then, I'm more involved with the characters and the story and forget to watch for things that will help me in my writing.
Kim Sawyer is a great writer. There's so much we can learn by reading her books. If I read enough, something might sink into my thick skull.
As with most of Kim's books, this one is about the Mennonite faith. She does a good job explaining the kindness and teachings of her beliefs. I loved the book and give it five stars. I hope you enjoy the blurb below. This is still a free book on Kindle, so if you don't have it, you can get it free.
All alone on the Kansas prairie, Summer Steadman has few options. With her husband and children lost to illness, she has no desire to continue on farther west to where she and her husband planned to build their future. Instead, she seeks employment in a small Mennonite community in order to be near the graves of her family.
Widower Peter Ollenburger, the local gristmill owner, needs someone to teach his young son. When he hears of a "learned woman" in town, he believes she is the answer to his prayers. He soon discovers, however, that helping this outsider may have troublesome consequences.
There is little this father will not do for his son, but as the boy begins to look at Summer as more than a teacher, Peter must make a choice. Does he marry this woman to give his son a new mother, or does he marry only for love?
Will Summer's broken heart ever be able to love again?