Monday, June 2
An Echoes of Mercy Review and #Win a Box of Christian Romance Books
Echoes of Mercy was the first book I've read by popular historical Christian fiction author Kim Vogel Sawyer, and I was hooked from the first page. I absolutely loved this book, devoured it in a few days, and can't wait to read more from this wonderful author! Admittedly, there are many books I'm not able to get into, but this was not one of them. I like a strong lead female in the books I read, someone with passion for life, real personality, and just enough flaws to seem real. Caroline, the lady in this book, is the kind of girl I'd like to be friends with. I really liked her, enjoyed "spending time" with her, and got into her story. The man in her life was equally likeable and was a very round character--not afraid to admit when he was wrong, and willing to become the kind of man God created him to be. And the bad guy! The bad guy was such a villain--a very dastardly sort of fellow. The book had such a wide variety of very different types of characters that it made the read very interesting.
In the book, Caroline is an undercover agent during the 1900's. She's got a questionable past and it's interesting learning her story throughout the pages of the book. The story isn't too predictable, and has enough twists and turns to keep the reader wondering how exactly some of the problems in the story are going to be resolved. Here's a short synopsis:
When a suspicious accident occurs at the famous Dinsmore Chocolate Factory in Sinclair, Kansas, Caroline Lang goes undercover as a factory worker to investigate the circumstances surrounding the event and how the factory treats its youngest employees—the child workers. Caroline’s fervent faith, her difficult childhood, and compassionate heart drove her to her job as an investigator for the Labor Commission and she is compelled to see children freed from such heavy adult responsibilities, to allow them to pursue an education.
Oliver Dinsmore, heir to the Dinsmore candy dynasty, has his own investigation to conduct. Posing as a common worker known as “Ollie Moore,” he aims to find out all he can about the family business before he takes over for his father. Caroline and Oliver become fast friends, but tension mounts when the two find themselves at odds about the roles of child workers. Hiding their identities becomes even more difficult when fate brings them together over three children in desperate need. When all is revealed, will the truth destroy the love starting to grow between them?
Like I said, I totally loved this read and can't wait for more from Miss Sawyer!
You can find Echoes of Mercy on Amazon and can read the first chapter here.
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Special thanks to the wonderful people at Blogging for Books for providing me with Echoes of Mercy to review.