Wednesday, September 03, 2008


by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Reviewed by Marion Kelley Bullock

If you’ve read Kim's Waiting for Summer’s Return, you’re probably dying to read more about Summer, Peter Ollenburger, and his son, Thomas. Thomas, grown now, and having earned a college degree from Boston Tech, must make a momentous decision. He’s lived in Boston with Nadine Steadman, Summer’s mother-in-law, for the past six years, in order to complete his education. He’s torn between his Mennonite roots in Hillsboro, Kansas, and his love for Boston, where he’s been offered a newspaper job befitting his education. Add to that his affection for a girl in each place. Which path does God want him to choose? Which girl?

While Thomas struggles with these decisions, he’s faced with another conflict. His boss expects him to support a certain political candidate. Now he finds that this candidate’s ideals and values are opposed to his own. He wants to be where he can do the most good. But how can he write less than the truth?