Echoes of Mercy
This is the first book i have read by Kim Vogel Sawyer, so at first glance I didn't know what to expect, but it was a great book! Excellent plot. Thrilling storyline, an amazing writing style, not to mention great morals! so if you ever have the chance and need something to read. pick up this book, you won't be disappointed.
February 26, 2014
A Sweet Book Review
What could be better than a good book with chocolate? Maybe a book about chocolate!
At DinsmoreÃ¢ÂÂs World Famous Chocolate Factory, everything is not as it seems. The mysterious death of an inspector working undercover. A janitor exploring the business he will inherit from the inside out. A manager set on exploiting the man who took him from nothing and made him something. A young woman, sent to finish the inspectorÃ¢ÂÂs job and discover if the accident that killed him was truly an accident who has a heart to see that children go to school instead of spending long hours working. As the worlds of these characters collide, they discover that GodÃ¢ÂÂs mercy and justice are ever present.
Kim Vogel SawyerÃ¢ÂÂs Echoes of Mercy is a very good read and will keep you wondering as to what will happen next. So, grab a box of chocolates and enjoy!
I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Blogging for Books for this review.
February 25, 2014
Excellent and thought-provoking plot
Ollie Moore, the day janitor at DinsmoreÃ¢ÂÂs World-Famous Chocolate Factor finds himself attracted to the new toter, Carrie Lang. But he knows Carrie isnÃ¢ÂÂt someone his parents will approve of. After all, heÃ¢ÂÂs not really janitor Ollie Moore. HeÃ¢ÂÂs Oliver Fulton Dinsmore, son of the owner of the chocolate factor, working in disguise to investigate working practices at the factory, and the factory manager, Gordon Hightower.
Carrie isnÃ¢ÂÂt who she seems, either. SheÃ¢ÂÂs an undercover investigator for the Labor Commission, working to ascertain whether the recent death at the factory was an accident or something more sinister, and with a personal mission to end child labour (sorry. New Zealand spelling coming through here). Carrie is attracted by Ollie, but suspects there is more to him than meets the eyeÃ¢ÂÂhe might look like a common factory worker, but he doesnÃ¢ÂÂt always sound like one.
I have enjoyed the previous books IÃ¢ÂÂve read by Kim Vogel Sawyer, and Echoes of Mercy was no different. She combines interesting and likeable characters with a historical romance plot that manages to exceed my expectations in the way she weaves in issues of the day, in this case, child labour. Yet this theme is a natural outflowing of the story and never seems forced, and she gives weight to the arguments both for and against child labour: economic necessity vs. human compassion.
The story also includes a subtle but solid Christian element, best evidenced for me with this quote:
Ã¢ÂÂJesus tells us in the eleventh chapter of Matthew, verse twenty-eight, Ã¢ÂÂCome unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you restÃ¢ÂÂ. HeÃ¢ÂÂll honor the promise, but you must do your part in laying down the burden.Ã¢ÂÂ
We live in a world where so many of us are so very busy, yet we are not always prepared to lay that burden at the cross. Hmm Ã¢ÂÂ¦
Overall, I highly recommend Echoes of Mercy as a good story with a thought-provoking yet unobtrusive theme.
Thanks to Waterbrook Multnomah and Blogging for Books for providing a free ebook for review.
February 23, 2014
A faith-filled adventure
Echoes of Mercy is set in 1904 Sinclair, Kansas. Investigator Caroline Lang ua sent to go undercover at the Dinsmore's World-Famous Chocolate Factory to investigate an accident.
Oliver Dinsmore who is the factory owner's son, is also undercover in his fatherÃ¢ÂÂs factory to see how things are run before he takes it over.
He goes under the name of Ollie Moore and soon meets up with Carrie Lang and they become friends when trying to find a way to help three needy children. But he has no idea what she is hiding and her true identity. They are both faced with lying to each other about their backgrounds. What will happen to these two when their secrets are revealed?
It's a story about truth, lies and secrets. Overall, it was an excellent book and I would recommend it to those who enjoy Christian mystery or romance novels.
Thank you to Waterbrook MultnomahÃ¢ÂÂs Blogging for Books program for my free copy which I received in exchange for an honest review.
February 22, 2014