Book Review: Unveiling the Past

About the Book:

Book: Unveiling the Past

Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: Waterbrook

Release Date: May 12, 2020

Mysteries, family secrets, and the love of a true Father are found at the heart of this gripping novel from the bestselling author of Bringing Maggie Home

Newlyweds Sean Eagle and Meghan DeFord are no strangers to pain and loss. As cold-case detectives, they know intimately the anguish family members endure after the murder or disappearance of a loved one. But when a new case hits too close to home, it threatens to pull loose the fragile cords of their young marriage.

Sheila Menke was just a girl when her father left for work and never returned. An investigation revealed he had embezzled enough to start a new life elsewhere, but Sheila could never accept the court’s criminalization of her father. Meghan reluctantly takes the case, secretly fearing it will stir up buried feelings about her own biological father. And while Sean investigates the mysterious death of two young brothers, he longs to start a family. But Meghan worries that with a negligent mother and an absentee father as her parenting examples, she might never be fit for motherhood.

As they delve deeper into the past, both Meghan and Sheila must choose to either stumble along the road of bitterness and resentment or walk the difficult path toward forgiveness and healing. When the cases begin to break wide open, these young women are poised to discover that while earthly fathers may fail, there is one in heaven who is a father to the fatherless.

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My Thoughts:

I haven’t read a book by Kim Sawyer since Bringing Maggie Home, but I loved that one so much I knew I had to read the sequel, Unveiling the Past. This book lived up to all my expectations. What I love most about Kim Sawyer’s books is the depth of faith-based message wrapped into the fabric of the story. I loved how she blended the family drama, cold-case murders, and the redemption of a character all together.

This book will touch your heart. My favorite conversation is about children and potato chips. Children love to eat crispy potato chips, but they’ll eat soggy ones if that’s all they’re given. Children long for attention. They want positive attention, but they’ll take negative attention if that’s all they’re given.

Unveiling the Past deals with letting go of the past and not letting bitterness hinder your current and future happiness. I loved learning more about Diane’s past than we did in Bringing Maggie Home. The book jumps between characters and between the past and present giving the reader a wide variety of perspective. Personally, I’m a fan of this writing style.  

I highly recommend this book for those who love family dramas and redemption stories. This book touches the reader on a Spiritual level, with so much to learn about our relationship with God as our Heavenly Father, especially for those with absent fathers.

  • Unveiling the Past deals with difficult topics such as alcoholism and abortion. Parental Discretion advised.

About the Author:

Award-winning, bestselling author Kim Vogel Sawyer is a wife, mother, gramma, chocolate-lover, cat-petter, and–most importantly–a daughter of the King! With more than 1.5 million books in print in seven different languages, Kim enjoys a full-time writing and speaking ministry. Her “gentle stories of hope” are loved by readers and reviewers alike. Kim and her retired military husband, Don, reside on the plains of Kansas, the setting for many of her novels.

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A positive review was not required.

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