My Review: My favorite Kim Vogel Sawyer book yet!
Filled with a delightful cast of characters, some more colorful than others, and set in an 1800's Western town, you can't help but let your heart sing along with this enjoyable novel.
I loved the depth and relatability that Ms. Sawyer brought to the characters, as well as the light-hearted humor represented by characters such as the Baxter sisters, Shelva and Melva. I loved so many things about this book, the setting was one of them. I just cannot help but love a small town setting, especially one set in the west, along with a few quirky characters to make it all come alive.
The pace was excellent, making this book an enjoyably relaxing read, that kept me turning the pages. I've read two other books by Ms. Sawyer that I enjoyed immensely, but not as much as I loved this one! Now I know I have a great book to recommend, whenever someone asks what they should read next :D
There is something for everyone in this well-written tale, mystery, romance, adventure, all wrapped in good old fashioned small town charm. Song of My Heart is NOT a book to be missed!
Final Rating: 4.9 out of 5
About the Book:
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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?
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About the Author:
Kim 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 Web site at www.kimvogelsawyer.com for more information.
One "songbird" winner will receive:
- A Nook Tablet
- Song of My Heart by Kim Vogel Sawyer
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I received this book from the publisher in return for an honest review. With thanks to Amy Lanthrop, Christen Krumm, Litfuse Publicity, and Bethany House Publishers.