Monday, October 31, 2016

Room for Hope by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Neva Shilling has a heavy load of responsibility while her husband travels to neighboring communities and sells items from his wagon. In his absence, she faithfully runs the Shilling Mercantile, working to keep their business strong as the Depression takes its toll, and caring for their twins.

When a wagon pulls up after supper, Neva and her children rush out—and into the presence of the deputy driving a wagon carrying three young children. The deputy shocks her with the news that Warren and his wife have died, insisting it was their last request that the three children go live with “Aunt Neva.”

Neva’s heart is shattered as she realizes that Warren’s month-long travels were excuses for visits with his secret family. She wants nothing more than to forget Warren, but can she abandon these innocent children to an orphanage? Yet if she takes them in, will she ever be able to see them as more than evidence of her husband’s betrayal and love them the way God does?

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KIM VOGEL SAWYER, a Kansas resident, is a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, writer, speaker, and lover of cats and chocolate. From the time she was a very little girl, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and seeing her words in print is the culmination of a lifelong dream. Kim relishes her time with family and friends, and stays active in her church by teaching adult Sunday school, singing in the choir, and being a "ding-a-ling" (playing in the bell choir). In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy.

Here is what I thought......
I found the idea of this book to be completely fascinating. It was a good story of forgiveness and caring and love. I did find it a bit wordy and hard to get into. I think the book could have been quite a bit shorter and still been a great read. I'm not sure that Kim's writing style is quite right for me. I think I may at some point give another book by her a try. I absolutely loved the cover! It was actually the first reason I picked this book. After seeing the cover and reading the back I knew I wanted to read it. Although a good story, I think it was lacking in some of the historical stuff you might like to read about during that time. All in all a decent read that most will probably enjoy. I received this book for free from the Blogging for Books blogger program. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.

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