Monday, February 6, 2012

Song of My Heart by Kim Vogel Sawyer - Reviewed

About the Book: (from Bethany House)
Bestselling Author Kim Vogel Sawyer Delivers Heartwarming Historical Romance
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.

Thad 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?

My Thoughts:
From her parent’s home in Indiana to a fledgling Kansas town, Sadie takes a position in a mercantile in order to help her family survive after her father’s accident. Her cousin, Sid, is already working in the town, and he has promised her an additional income singing in an opera house. Sadie’s love for her parents and siblings, and her dream of singing, are enough to buoy her homesickness and fuel her desire to work hard to establish a new life away from the only home she’s ever known.

Thad McKane has also come to Kansas to start something new. He is to serve in the position of sheriff and uncover an illegal still that is fueling the greed and depravity of the people of Goldtree. He quickly establishes himself among the townfolk, and earns the respect of everyone. He is immediately drawn to Sadie, and is baffled by her complete indifference to his offers of relationship.

Kim Vogel Sawyer has once again built a multi-layered story that quickly transports readers to the 19th century Kansas town – struggling to grow and thrive despite those who are bent on circumventing the law. Things get pretty dicey as the darker side of the city is revealed and the folks who are drawn into the web of deceit both innocently and purposefully. Sadie winds up singing a different song than she ever imagined, and she is forced to face the consequences of her choices head on. She discovers both grace and mercy along the way and is surprised to find a future brighter than any she could ever imagine.

This is a great story, folks! One you don’t want to miss! Buy your own copy HERE today!

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 for more information.

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