Book Review: “When Hope Blossoms”

Recently I finished a very touching novel, “When Hope Blossoms” by Kim Vogel Sawyer. It is about 350 pages of good read and I was able to get through the entire book in one evening (that’s my way of telling it’s a really good read!).

“When Hope Blossoms” is the story of Amy, a young widow with three children who have just moved to Kansas to start a new life. Amy’s husband Gabe passed in a tragic accident, but the town gossip led people to believe horrible things. The family bought a farmhouse and moved with several other Mennonite families.

As luck would have it, they moved in next to a young widower, Tim, who happened to be an ex-Mennonite. While they did not push Tim to become part of their faith, a series of interesting events lead Tim to question his return (while at the same time Amy’s eldest daughter is questioning leaving the faith).

While Amy settles in and starts her quilting business, her children befriend Tim. They help him clean house and tend to his orchard. One day, tragedy strikes in the form of a tornado and Tim is forced to rebuild his barn and start fresh himself.

You’ll have to read ’til the end to hear the most intriguing twist to this story…but it will definitely touch your heart. Amy and Tim’s journey to friendship is heartwarming and full of laughs and tears.


This Christmas, get your favorite reader this book (even if your favorite reader is you!). “When Hope Blossoms” is available from Bethany House in paperback or e-reader for $14.99.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Bethany House and was asked to write a review. All opinions are 100% my own.