Echoes of Mercy: A Novel - eBook
Ã¢ÂÂWhen a suspicious accident occurs at the famous Dinsmore Chocolate Factory in Sinclair, Kansas, Caroline Lang goes undercover as a factory worker to investigate the circumstances surrounding the event and how the factory treats its youngest employeesÃ¢ÂÂthe child workers.Ã¢ÂÂ
As always, there is more to the book than just the snipet description on the back of the book. Caroline Lang is a young woman who is part of the Labor Commission who goes undercover to research labor in American corporations. When a death of a fellow agent occurs, Caroline is called into investigate, the death and complete the work of the previous agent.
While there, she becomes friends with one of the workers, and befriends a young girl, and encourages her to go to school, rather than work in the factories, because she believes education is much more important.
All in all, I did enjoy the book, although the area where the kids run off I found a bit too much. I understand the purpose in the outcome of the book, but as I read it, I kept wonderingÃ¢ÂÂ¦why?
Typically I do not like multiple voices in a book, because IÃ¢ÂÂm always have to look up and make sure IÃ¢ÂÂm reading the correct person. This one actually seemed to flow pretty well, and I didnÃ¢ÂÂt get too confused.
IÃ¢ÂÂd keep this book to reread, if anything, to see the details I missed the first time around in my eagerness to find out the end result of the story.
Note: I was provided with a free paperback copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion by the Blogging For Books review program. I was not further compensated for reviewing this product and all thoughts and sentiments expressed above are completely my own and unbiased.
April 1, 2014
Good romance with a little mystery thrown in
Echoes of Mercy is a Christian romance with intrigue, suspense, and a really nasty villain. Caroline, our heroine, is an undercover agent for the Labor Commission. Her mission is to investigate the mysterious death of a fellow agent at the Dinsmore candy factory. She is distracted from her investigation by the handsome and mysterious janitor, Ollie Moore. She tries to ignore her feelings for him, but he keeps popping up everywhere. Another distraction is the family of orphans that have come to depend on her, and all of her questions and snooping have aroused the suspicions of the slimy factory manager, Gordon.
I thought the main plot of Echoes of Mercy was interesting. Caroline and Ollie had to put their heads together to figure out what had happened to the previous agent. Lots of sparks flew between them, and they had good chemistry. I did feel like there were too many subplots that distracted from the main characters and their budding romance. I also felt like there were too many characters to really get to know any of them very well. I did like the bad guy. He was very creepy.
Overall, this was a fun story that I think fans of Christian romance will enjoy very much. If you like Jannette Oke, or similar authors, you would enjoy Echoes of Mercy.
I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah for free for the purpose of review.
March 19, 2014
ECHOES OF MERCY by Kim Vogel Sawyer
ECHOES OF MERCY by Kim Vogel Sawyer is another exciting inspirational Historical Fiction set in Sinclair, Kansas. Ms. Sawyer delivers every time wth her thought-provoking tales of romance, love, faith, struggle, healing and forgiveness.
Meet Caroline, Lang, investigator for the Labor Commission, Oliver Dinsmore(Ollie Moore), heir to the Dinsmore Candy Dynasty.
Becoming fast friends, both are hiding secrets, and their identities. Caroline is at Dinsmore to investigate the youngest employees,the child workers at the plant, Oliver poses as a common worker, he wishes to learn all he can before he takes over for his father.
ECHOES OF MERCY will not only capture your heart, but will also have you turning pages long into the night as you learn the fate to list cast of characters. Filled with desperation, struggles, secrets, child workers, and the plight of child workers during the 1900's.
Ms. Sawyer is an amazing storyteller whose stories flows seamlessly, are thought provoking and compassionate. A sweet romance! A must read! Received for an honest review from the publisher.
HEAT RATING: SWEET
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
March 11, 2014
Echoes of Mercy by Kim Vogel Sawyer was another of my favorites of hers. I love the author's style of writing and I've read several of her books.
Echoes of Mercy is set in the early 1900's and takes place in Lincoln, Ne as the story opens. It's always fun to read a book with a story from your home state.
This story centers around an "accident" at the Dinsmore's World-Famous Chocolate Factory. Caroline Lang works undercover at the factory to see if she can find out what really happened to a coworker.
The factory employs several children and being an investigator for the Labor commission, Caroline also fights for their rights to be children and attend school.
The factory's heir Oliver Dinsmore, is also working undercover, to understand how it all works before taking over.
As you can imagine, the two meet and emotions collide as they feel they are fighting against each other for what they believe.
This book kept me turning the pages and I highly recommend it.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.
March 7, 2014