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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Song of My Heart by Kim Vogel Sawyer~~A Litfuse Publicity Group Book Review


My Review: 

I was excited to receive Song of My Heart by Kim Vogel Sawyer to review. Kim is one of my favorite authors and I have collected all of her books.

Sadie Wagner, loves her God, her family, and singing. When her stepfather is injured in a mining accident she is willing to find a job to help replace the lost income and support her family. When her cousin, Sid, sends a letter about a job at the mercantile and the possibility of singing in the new Opera House in Goldtree, Kansas, she shares it with her parents. After her parents seek God’s guidance in prayer they give their blessing.

The idea of leaving her home and family behind in Dalton, Indiana is a bit scary, but she is also excited about the opportunity to help her family. 

Sadie is a character that the reader will immediately like. She is kind, friendly, a hard worker and she, like many of us, struggles with doing the right thing. Sadie works at the mercantile, for twin sisters, Melva and Shelva, and at the opera house which is situated under the mercantile, for the sisters’ brother, Asa. Sadie enjoys working at the mercantile and singing in the opera house, but when Asa asks her to sing an extra night, compromising her beliefs by singing seductive songs for an all male crowd, and to to wear “a bawdy dress”. She refuses at first, even though she is threatened with losing her singing job. But when she thinks about the lost income to sent home to her family, she forgets to trust God and tries to do things in her own strength.

Thad McKane, is the  newly hired sheriff and is still getting to know the people of Goldtree. He plans to only work as a sheriff until he saves the money train to be a preacher.  His first priority, though, is to find the bootlegging operation, shut it down and bring the offenders to justice. The only problem is that he thinks Sadie may be involved in some way. 

Sid Wagner is Sadie’s stepfather’s nephew, but Sadie has always thought of him as her cousin and cannot see him any other way. Although she is grateful that Sid let her know about the job and to have a family member close by. Sid is also employed by Asa Baxter, driving the freight wagon.

Identical twin sisters, Melva and Shelva are very likable. They can be loud at times, but they love Sadie like a mother would.  I think you will find them entertaining like I did. But,their brother Asa, I  consider to be a snake, who only cares about his own interests.

The story flowed well, and I enjoyed it a lot. I think you will as well, whether you are new to Kim Vogel Sawyer’s books, or are a long time fan.

I give Song of My Heart 5 out of 5 stars.

About the Book:

Sadie Wagner has always been devoted to her family. So when her stepfather is injured and can't work, she decides to leave home and accept a position as a clerk at the mercantile in Goldtree, Kansas. Goldtree also offers the opportunity to use her God-given singing talent--though the promised opera house is far different from what she imagined. With her family needing every cent she can provide, Sadie will do anything to keep her job.

McKane comes to Goldtree at the request of the town council. The town has been plagued by bootlegging operations, and Thad believes he can find the culprit. 

After he earns enough money doing sheriff work, he wants to use it to pay for his training to become a minister.

Thad is immediately attracted to the beautiful singer who performs in Asa Baxter's unusual opera house, but when he hears her practicing bawdy tunes, he begins to wonder if she's far less innocent than she seems. And when Sadie appears to be part of the very crimes he's come to investigate, is there any hope the love blossoming between them will survive?

About Kim:

KimVSawyersmKim Vogel Sawyer is the author of nineteen novels, including several CBA and ECPA bestsellers. Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Kim is active in her church, where she leads women's fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and six grandchildren.

She invites you to visit her Website for more information. 

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** Song of My Heart by Kim Vogel Sawyer was provided for me free by Litfuse Publicity Group and Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I have read several of Kim's books and they all have been wonderful and several are among my all time favorites. I love her writing style, how she develops her characters, and how she incorporates Christ into her books.

    This book was no exception! I loved it from the first chapter and couldn't put it down! A lot of times this type of book can be predictable, although enjoyable. That was not really the case with this book. It took twists and turns throughout the book and it kept my interest.

    I really liked Sadie's character. She was such a sweet girl and so intent on helping her family...but that eventually got her into a bit of trouble. As much as I liked Sadie, Miss Shelva and Miss Melva were hilarious! They were so funny and I always gave me a laugh!


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