Bygones Widower Marie Koeppler and her grown daughter Beth reluctantly return to the Mennonite community Marie abandoned twenty three years ago Soon after their arrival in Sommerfeld a series of mysterious t

  • Title: Bygones
  • Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer
  • ISBN: 9781597894043
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • Widower Marie Koeppler and her grown daughter Beth reluctantly return to the Mennonite community Marie abandoned twenty three years ago Soon after their arrival in Sommerfeld, a series of mysterious thefts raises the community s suspicions against the outsiders Can Marie prove their innocence, or will she be forced to flee once Henry Braun thought he d gotten hWidower Marie Koeppler and her grown daughter Beth reluctantly return to the Mennonite community Marie abandoned twenty three years ago Soon after their arrival in Sommerfeld, a series of mysterious thefts raises the community s suspicions against the outsiders Can Marie prove their innocence, or will she be forced to flee once Henry Braun thought he d gotten his love for Marie out of his system, but soon begins to wonder if she s stolen than his heart When it s all said and done, can Henry and Marie let bygones be bygones, or has their love been doomed from the start

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    1. Award winning, bestselling author Kim Vogel Sawyer told her kindergarten teacher that someday people would check out her book in the library The little girl dream came true in 2006 with the release of Waiting for Summer s Return Kim s titles now exceed 1.5 million copies and are available in six different language A former elementary school teacher, she now enjoys a full time writing and speaking ministry Kim s passion lies in writing stories that point the reader to a deeper, intimate relationship with God When Kim isn t writing, you ll find her traveling with her retired military hubby, spoiling her granddarlings, petting the cats, quilting, or as time allows participating in community theater You can learn about Kim s writing and speaking ministries at her website, KimVogelSawyer.

    2. It's been over two decades since Marie Koeppler married Jep Quinn. Jep's world offered the young Mennonite girl an exciting new life - until his death left her a very young widow and a single mother. Shunned by her Old Order Mennonite family and friends, Marie makes a life for herself and her daughter in the "outside" world. In the twenty-three years since she left Sommerfeld, Kansas, she has all but forgotten her roots. But then her old Mennonite beau shows up with shocking news: A beloved aunt [...]

    3. i THOUGHT this was my first book by this author, but apparently, i'd read something of her's MANY "moons" ago, and had just forgotten her name. will NOT be forgetting it now!i am enjoying this series. for one thing, i used to spend quite a bit of time up in Lancaster, in among the Amish, when i was younger. this book doesn't take place there, but has me remembering those days, and the good times i had there thenis book also had me, once again, wishing for MUCH simpler times! don't think i could [...]

    4. This was my first time reading a book by Kim Vogel Sawyer and I loved it. I started reading it and couldn't put it down. It was very intriguing and kept my attention. I actually stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to finish the book! Awesome book!

    5. I rather liked this book. I've read several books where characters come back to the community they left years before (maybe escaped is a better word). This one had a twist though. It was an inheritance her daughter received which had the stipulation of at least a 3 month stay to see if they wanted to keep the cafe they inherited.Of course there's a long lost love involved.Worth a read.

    6. A great storyEnjoyed the story about trust, forgiveness and going home not only to your earthly family but coming back to you heavenly Father when you've strayed away. Beautifully written with a little mystery woven in.

    7. ReturningWhen her daughter inherits a house and cafe with the caveat of spending a required period of time in the Mennonite community. Her widowed mother had left the community to marry an outsider and was excommunicated. Will she find forgiveness or be shunned. With a few situations and unsolved robberies will they blame the new arrivalsad and enjoy the story.

    8. ReturningMarie left as a young woman from her Mennonite community. She fell love with a truck driver. They married, but he died just before their daughter was born. 20 years later her favorite aunt passed and left her home and business to her daughter Berth with a conditions of coming back for 3 months before she could to anything. But can family and community bring them home for good.

    9. This is the first book of the Sommerfeld Trilogy, a series set in a present day Old Order Mennonite community.Marie Quinn left her community some 20 years earlier to marry a man outside her faith. Her new husband is killed in an accident before their daughter Beth is born, but her father has shunned her, and Marie is forced to raise Beth on her own.When her beloved Aunt Lisbeth dies, she leaves behind her house and her cafe to Beth. Beth sees this is an opportunity to make her dreams come true; [...]

    10. I did not enjoy this story as much as I normally do Amish themed stories. This book was actually about Mennonites, and this community was extremely conservative.Marie was the main character and I thought she was kind of wish washy. When she thinks back to when she was younger, before she left the community, she seemed content. Then a stranger comes in to town, which they are extremely wary of, and she immediately falls in love and leaves with him? It just seems really out of character for the wa [...]

    11. Marie Koeppler left her family and her roots 23 years ago to marry Jep Quinn. But her dreams were cut short when Jep died leaving her a daughter to raise. Marie stayed in her new world and raised her daughter seldom thinking about her Old Order Mennonite roots. Her elderly aunt dies and left her daughter her home and a diner with the condition that Beth Quinn live in Sommerville for 3 months. Marie and Beth return to fulfill her Aunt Lisabeth's will Soon mysterious break-ins in the community beg [...]

    12. I would give this book 3.5 stars. It was a good story about a young woman raised Old Order Mennonite who marries outside the community. After 20 years she lives as a single mother raising her daughter. When an aunt dies and leaves her estate she must go home and face the town and family that turned away from her after she left. The reader gets to watch her come back into fellowship with God. She had stopped going to church, praying, etc years earlier but eventually finds a way to put her trust a [...]

    13. Bygones- Couldn't Read This Fast Enough!I agree with the reviewer who said "you will be drawn into their lives"! This book grabs you and won't let go.I could barely wait to turn the page to read what was next! Very exciting storyline,and excellent writing. I believe this is the absolute best book of this type, only, set in a Mennonite, as opposed to Amish community, that I have yet read,and I have read many of those others.Looking forward to book 2 of this Sommerfield trilogy, this Oct. I hope t [...]

    14. So I bought the second book in this series not realizing that it was a trilogy. I read about 1/3 or so of that book until I found out it was book number two. I didn't care for the characters in that book, but I thought I'd try the first book to see if I would enjoy it more. I got through a few chapters and then I was done. I was annoyed by Beth in the "first" book I read, she didn't improve much in this one. Her reaction over the inheritance is horrible and to me shows a lack of care for her mot [...]

    15. Twenty-three years ago, Marie Koeppler left her Old Order Mennonite family and faith to begin an exciting new life with Jep Quinn. But her husband's early death cut her dreams short. Widowed and alone, Marie makes just enough to survive and raise her daughter in the outside world. Then ex-beau Henry Braun suddenly shows up, bearing news: an elderly aunt has died, leaving Beth a house and small caf?e back home in Sommerfield, Kansas. Books in this triology: Bygones, Beginnings, Blessings.

    16. This was a fun book to read. I learned a little about the Mennonite beliefs.A young Mennonite girl, Marie, runs off with a truck driver.They marry, have a little girl. Her husband dies young. The story begins 20 years later when Marie's old Mennonite boyfriend comes to tell her that her beloved aunt has died and left her home to Marie. Marie and her daughter return to her home in Kansas. And

    17. A great book by a Kansas author. There is a good amount of suspense, although I managed to figure it out before the ending. Some of the characterizations of individuals were difficult to believe, but for the most part it was a very enjoyable story with a nice ending. Look forward to the second book, Beginnings!

    18. This book was okay. I didn't love it. The writing every once in awhile would switch to first person and that would throw me as the book is not written in first person. Weird. I think I may have not loved it because I was getting mad at how the characters were being treated and if this is how the Mennonite religion really is, I don't get it.

    19. I enjoyed this story. Since this is a Mennonite story, I didn't expect Marie's family to be quite so rigid and unforgiving. But in the end, it all worked out. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series, Beginnings.

    20. I struggled through this book because I truly dislike Beth. Had she been 12 or 13 I would have been more tolerant. More than once I wanted to turn her overt know and give her a good spanking. The ending was too abrupt with a feeling of "but what happened to. " When normally I would have been reading I found myself doing a jigsaw puzzle instead.

    21. Good, fun readI enjoyed this story. I have read several stories about the Amish, but this was the first one about Mennonite's. It didn't go into much detail about their beliefs, but it seems quite similar to the Amish. I enjoyed the characters and am looking forward to reading the next book.

    22. This is the first novel in the "Sommerfeld Trilogy", and begins the story of a Mennonite group and the return of a woman and her daughter who had been shunned due to a choice to marry outside the faith. More of a modern day look at Mennonite practices, with a really sweet ending.

    23. The bestI found myself caught up in the depth of this story. I remembered the finding faith at the different junctions of my life. I felt the feelings a mother has for her children. I can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy.

    24. Another on I've read before, but I can't remember when. Marie's daughter Beth inherits her great aunt's Mennonite estate including her house and cafe'. Will Beth sell it all after the 3 months condition of the will are over or will they stay.

    25. Easy read. It was good, it just drove me nuts all the things the mom would do for her daughter- putting up with her attitude- sometimes Beth came across as a spoiled brat. other than that, quick easy read.

    26. A feel good book; gives an insight into the Mennonites and their way of living. I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading the other two books in this trilogy.

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