My 3 boys and I

November 22, 2007

Bygones – Kim Vogel Sawyer

Filed under: Christian Genre Changelle,National Blog Posting Month — by my3boysandi @ 5:47 am





This was my 9th book in this challenge.


This is the first book of the Sommerfield trilogy. The main character in this book is a widow who returns to the Mennonite community. She grew up here and when her great aunt leaves everything to her she has to go back and live there with her daughter for 3 months to claim the inheritance. Her teenage daughter is far from happy about this arrangement. Its hard for the main character to return as she had left many years ago because shed fallen in love with a trucker who wasnt part of the community.

I found there were similarities between then main character and my background. She leaves the community because of love. I left Auckland for the same reason. The community feel abandoned by her. I think my estranged family feel the same way. Her family dont reach out to her and she feels this is inhospitable. I too feel ill treated as my family never gave Mr Wonderful a chance to prove how wonderful he is.

In the story everyone has to reconsider their feelings and end up in resolution.

I was a bit disappointed in this book as I thought it would focus more on the Amish way of life.



  1. hey there! got ur link rom JenR! u’v got such a nice blog here.. very informative posts. worth reading they all are! i’d love to come back often!

    do u mind exchanging links w/ me? le me know… regards!!!

    Comment by recel — November 22, 2007 @ 6:24 am |Reply

  2. My dear friend, I am heading down to my lakehouse tonight for the holiday and my laptop signal is really horrid way out there in the boonies, lol.

    I wanted to thank you for you comments today and wish you and yours a very HAPPY and BLESSED holiday. I just did the Christmas design on my blog today and have added music (me singing) since you were there last.

    So, if ya wanna hear me croaking, here is your chance. I will be changing the song from time to time. Todays song is O Holy Night, one of my sons favorites.

    Happy Thanksgiving Jen! (((((((((hugs)))))))))

    Comment by Dariana — November 22, 2007 @ 7:49 am |Reply

  3. Oh my Jen, I didn’t even see the widget till right now. I am so touched I am spilling tears all over my keyboard. Thank you so very much! You are the BEST!

    Comment by Dariana — November 22, 2007 @ 7:56 am |Reply

  4. I’ve seen this book around and wondered what it was like. Thanks for the review.

    Comment by Susanne — November 22, 2007 @ 8:51 am |Reply

  5. thanks for visiting my blog recel

    Dari have a nice time and safe travels
    oooo dont cry

    no probs Susanne

    Comment by my3boysandi — November 22, 2007 @ 4:44 pm |Reply

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