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.

And now for the...
GIVEAWAY!
Enter below by June 9th to win a box of women's Christian romance books!  I'll choose a winner the next morning and will have your books sent ASAP. 


Fiction books can be amazing!  What is one fiction book you think everyone should read? 

Special thanks to the wonderful people at Blogging for Books for providing me with Echoes of Mercy to review.


36 comments:

  1. cheryl lister7:57:00 PM

    I like Anne of Green Gables.

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    1. Me, too! The whole series is one of my favorites.

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  2. I would love to read these!

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  3. I think The Giver is a good one
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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    1. I agree! That is one of my very favorite books!!

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  4. Anonymous6:01:00 PM

    there are so many great fiction books, I like Narnia books
    countrycamogirl89@yahoo.com

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    1. I love those, too! I wrote and self-published a Narnia book about my kiddos and their friend going to Narnia last year and gave it to them as a Christmas gift. It was such a cool present for some huge Narnia fans. ;)

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    2. How amazing! Was it a short story or a novel?!?! Who was in Narnia at the time with them -- Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy or ??? Do you let other people read it?

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  5. I love reading fiction and have tons of favorite books and authors, but my top favorite novel is Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers.

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    1. Just Googled that and it sounds so good! Added it to my Amazon wishlist. :)

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  6. I am a huge fan of Kim Vogel Sawer! I love Christian Fiction!

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  7. This sounds like a good book....can't wait to read it!

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  8. How do I choose? I guess my first thought is To Kill A Mockingbird.

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  9. A recent one that I think should be read is Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. But be sure to have a box of tissues handy by the end of the book because you will need them. That book stayed with me for a long time.

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  10. I love anything from Francine Rivers.

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    1. Me, too! She is so amazing! The Mark of the Lion series is my favorite.

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  11. What great reading this will make this summer

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  12. Favorite fiction?? I couldn't pick just one!

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  13. I am a lover of the Anne of Green Gables series as well, but one of my favorite Christian fiction authors is Dee Henderson. Totally love her O'Malley series!! I think every person should read them at some time:) Action, romance, suspense and great relationships. Thanks for this giveaway!!

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  14. The Chronicles of Narnia! A great read for kids and adults!!

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  15. Anne of Green Gables is my favorite!

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  16. this authorisnewtomebut would love to do some summer reading of her work

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  17. I would love to read Echoes of Mercy

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  18. I love, love Hatchet by Gary Paulson. Every young person should read it to remind them of self reliance is possible

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  19. I need some new good books. Would love to try these!

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  20. The Little House on the Prairie Series.

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  21. I wish everyone could read The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I read it, then read it to my teen son and we still use some of the principles in it.

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  22. I'm also a big fan of Narnia - great lessons to be learned there.

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  23. I need some new books to read this summer! Thanks!

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  24. I love to read wholesome material. I think everyone should read The little house on the prairie books.

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  25. I love The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the Anne of Green Gables series. Everything by Beverly Cleary is great and I love reading her books aloud with my kids! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. My favorite fiction book is Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. I also like the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  27. I think that everyone should read To Kill a Mockingbird.

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  28. I would love to read these!

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  29. this would be so nice to read thank you for the chance

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  30. I would love these for my girlfriends at church. thank you


    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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