Bringing Maggie Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer is a delightful Christian novel about the power of love and loss. It moves backwards and forwards seventy years from 1943. It is a read that really impacted me and my emotions. The reader ‘sees’ life through the eyes of three generations, at various stages throughout their lives.
The novel shows how a loss has the power to affect a family throughout the years, as the events ripples outwards. The pain that a small girl experiences then dictates how she runs her life and has a knock on effect for the generations to follow.
Alternative ways of parenting are revealed in the novel as each generation is determined to parent better than the one before.