Monday, March 7, 2016

Room for Hope by Kim Vogel Sawyer

In a desperate time, can Neva find forgiveness for a grievous wrong—and make room for hope?

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?

Ooh, I loved this newest story by Kim!

Kim has such a way with her characters and often makes me teary-eyed within the first few chapters of her stories. Room for Hope evoked those sniffles.

I absolutely loved the Depression Era setting, as well as the addition of hobos (and their secret code) in the story.

And Kim's characters are always so great! I loved and empathized with Neva. I ached for Bud, Belle, Charley, Cassie, and Adeline. I was suspicious of Arthur and full of hope for Jesse.

Room for Hope is a wonderful story of true forgiveness. You should pick up a copy for yourself!

Thank you to Kim and Waterbrook Multnomah through Blogging for Books for sending me a copy to read and review!

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