Monday, October 3, 2016
Room for Hope - A Review
Author - Kim Vogel Sawyer
Title - Room for Hope
Format - ebook, paper, audio
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Summary from Amazon:
Neva Shilling has a heavy load of responsibility while her husband travels to neighboring communities and sells items from his wagon. In his absence, she faithfully runs the Shilling Mercantile, working to keep their business strong as the Depression takes its toll, and caring for their twins. When a wagon pulls up after supper, Neva and her children rush out—and into the presence of the deputy driving a wagon carrying three young children. The deputy shocks her with the news that Warren and his wife have died, insisting it was their last request that the three children go live with “Aunt Neva.” Neva’s heart is shattered as she realizes that Warren’s month-long travels were excuses for visits with his secret family. She wants nothing more than to forget Warren, but can she abandon these innocent children to an orphanage? Yet if she takes them in, will she ever be able to see them as more than evidence of her husband’s betrayal and love them the way God does?
I've read a lot of Kim Vogel Sawyer's books. This one though was HARD. Not so much that it was hard to read because it wasn't. But the fact that the topic was a hard one.
Neva was a strong character. She didn't ask for the responsibility of three young children. But she took it. As much as she was hurting, she tried hard to to keep her husband's memory positive - both for her children as well as for the three young children. Yet I found that she really relied on God to see her through.
Let me be honest. If this wasn't a review title, I probably wouldn't have picked it up. The topic didn't interest me though the cover did draw me in. I'm glad that I did pick it to read and to review. Because I found a really good book.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of historical fiction, Jody Hedlund, Laura Frantz, Karen Kingsbury
Rating - 4 stars