Saturday, June 21, 2014

Echoes of Mercy by Kim Vogel Sawyer Book Review


Echoes of Mercy by Kim Vogel Sawyer Book Review

Book Summary:
Caroline Lang is an undercover investigator whose most recent assignment is to go undercover as a factory worker at Dinsmore's World-Famous Chocolate Factory in Sinclair, Kansas. A suspicious accident has occurred at the factory and Caroline wants to figure out what really happened. While Caroline is undercover as a factory worker she is also compelled to help children be free of heavy adult responsibilities and have the opportunity to pursue their own educations. This stems from Caroline's fervent faith, difficult childhood, and compassion to make a difference. 

The heir to Dinsomore's World-Famous Chocolate Factory, Oliver Dinsmore, has his own investigation to conduct. Oliver poses as a common factory worker known as "Ollie Moore", to find out all he can about his family business before he takes it over from his father. 

Caroline and Oliver become fast friends until they realize they have different opinions about the role of children working in the factory. When three children are in desperate need of help, Caroline and Oliver find it very difficult to continue to keep their identities hidden. They feel as though fate may have brought them together, until all is revealed. 

My Review:

I was really looking forward to receiving a copy of Echoes of Mercy, by Kim Vogel Sawyer in the mail. The story sounded intriguing and I love the time period in which the story takes place.
Echoes of Mercy did not disappoint. I really loved the characters in the story. Each character was so believable and as I read the book it was if I was watching the characters unfold on the big screen in a movie theater. I was such a big fan of Caroline and Oliver throughout the story, and not once did they disappoint. 

The parts of the book that talked about child labor really pulled at my heartstrings. I love teaching and working with children. I know how important and education can be. My heart went out to all of the young children who spent their days working hard labor for literally pennies,  at such a young tender age, missing out on learning how to read and write, and the joys of childhood. 

A part that I loved from the book is when Oliver asks a minister a few questions because he feels inadequate to be praying to God. In regards to communicating with God, the minister said, "The more we talk to Him, the closer our relationship with Him grows, just as with any earthly relationship. So don't worry so much about how you speak to Him, son. Just talk to Him (Echoes of Mercy, pg.133)." What a beautiful reminder. God loves us all no matter our circumstances and he wants to hear from us. 

I love that this book has a mystery, a sweet romance, it can tug at your heart strings, make you gasp, smile, and leaves you feeling happy. It has all of the story elements that I enjoy. Echoes of Mercy is a nice easy read, and the perfect book to lose yourself in on a warm summer's day. 

To purchase your own copy of Echoes of Mercy by Kim Vogel Sawyer you can CLICK HERE to be taken to Amazon, CLICK HERE to be taken to Barnes and Noble, or CLICK HERE to shop at Water Brook Multnomah. 

Want to find out more about Kim Vogel Sawyer's books? You can CLICK HERE to go to her Twitter page, CLICK HERE to see her on Facebook, and CLICK HERE to go to her website.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. The opinions expressed in my review are unbiased and reflect my honest judgment and opinion of the book. 

This "Echoes of Mercy by Kim Vogel Sawyer's Book Review" first appeared on my blog, Artistically Shauna, on June 21, 2014. 

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