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  1. Echoes of Mercy
    Echoes of Mercy
    Kim Vogel Sawyer
    WaterBrook Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 27% ($4.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 35 Reviews
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  1. Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Best Setting EVER!
    February 21, 2014
    CharityUAusten
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    What a delightful book! My favorite part of it? The setting. A chocolate factory is a primary factor in the story, and let me tell you - chocolate factories are awesome, and this one is no exception. Just reading about it made my mouth water more than once! This was such a sweet story (and not just because of all the chocolate) and it's sure to touch your heart like it touched mine. Caroline was a heroine to love, and I certainly could identify with her. Ollie too was a dear, quite a lovable hero. My only problem with him was his name: Ollie is Oliver Hardy in Laurel and Hardy to me and I could never quite take this Ollie seriously. ;) The mystery was absolutely awesome and can I just say again - I really loved the setting. This one is staying on my keeper shelf!

    **Blogging for Books sent me this book in return for my honest review. I wasn't paid in any other way, nor was I required to post positively. All opinions are my own.**
  2. Midwest
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A faith-filled adventure...
    February 17, 2014
    Jen Pen
    Midwest
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    SUMMARY:

    Working as an undercover investigator, Caroline Lang secures a position at the Dinsmore's World Famous Chocolates Factory in Kansas. Much to her surprise, Oliver Dinsmore has the same idea-working as an undercover janitor to monitor the factory which he soon will inherit. Through many unexpected circumstances, orphan children, questioned morals, prayers, and a sheltered heart, Caroline must stay true to her priorities and values while overcoming her own past. "Sometimes a secret must be kept for the truth to be revealed"_

    A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:

    Excited to read Kim Vogel Sawyer's newest novel, I was not disappointed. With grace and mercy, she weaves an intriguing story line with equally developed characters. Some hard issues were touched upon during the course of the novel but the main character, Caroline, stayed faithful to her values, heart and beliefs. I enjoyed all the twists and turns as well as the subtle humor and genuine hope interspersed. A very well written, well thought-out, and well developed story which I enjoyed to the very end.

    RATING:

    5 (out of 5) pennies

    *I received a complimentary copy of Echoes of Mercy from WaterBrook Press Publishing for my honest review*
  3. Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 12, 2014
    debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Echoes of Mercy: A Novel - eBook.
    When 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 employees—the child workers. Caroline's fervent faith, her difficult childhood, and compassionate heart drove her to her job as an investigator for the Labor Commission and she is compelled to see children freed from such heavy adult responsibilities, to allow them to pursue an education.

    Oliver Dinsmore, heir to the Dinsmore candy dynasty, has his own investigation to conduct. Posing as a common worker known as "Ollie Moore," he aims to find out all he can about the family business before he takes over for his father. Caroline and Oliver become fast friends, but tension mounts when the two find themselves at odds about the roles of child workers. Hiding their identities becomes even more difficult when fate brings them together over three children in desperate need. When all is revealed, will the truth destroy the love starting to grow between them?

    My Review:

    As always, Sawyer delivers a story that is all things to everyone; exciting, romantic, suspenseful, heart-stopping, intriguing, and passionate in the cause Caroline and Oliver are trying to fight for. The chocolate factory was amazing to read about; (who doesn't love chocolate?!) and seeing what factories used to be like back in the infancy of mass production was quite educational.

    The story moved along at a good pace, and with the backbone of the story being truth, lies, and secrets hidden - and it is a recipe for success. (Slight pun intended here.) Something interesting that caught my eye was the fact that Oliver and Caroline were on opposite sides of what they felt was a moral issue, and how even the strongest objections can be overcome by love. A wonderful novel about doing what's right no matter what the cost.

    This book was provided by the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.
  4. Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 12, 2014
    debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    When 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 employees—the child workers. Caroline's fervent faith, her difficult childhood, and compassionate heart drove her to her job as an investigator for the Labor Commission and she is compelled to see children freed from such heavy adult responsibilities, to allow them to pursue an education.

    Oliver Dinsmore, heir to the Dinsmore candy dynasty, has his own investigation to conduct. Posing as a common worker known as "Ollie Moore," he aims to find out all he can about the family business before he takes over for his father. Caroline and Oliver become fast friends, but tension mounts when the two find themselves at odds about the roles of child workers. Hiding their identities becomes even more difficult when fate brings them together over three children in desperate need. When all is revealed, will the truth destroy the love starting to grow between them?

    My Review:

    As always, Sawyer delivers a story that is all things to everyone; exciting, romantic, suspenseful, heart-stopping, intriguing, and passionate in the cause Caroline and Oliver are trying to fight for. The chocolate factory was amazing to read about; (who doesn't love chocolate?!) and seeing what factories used to be like back in the infancy of mass production was quite educational.

    The story moved along at a good pace, and with the backbone of the story being truth, lies, and secrets hidden - and it is a recipe for success. (Slight pun intended here.) Something interesting that caught my eye was the fact that Oliver and Caroline were on opposite sides of what they felt was a moral issue, and how even the strongest objections can be overcome by love. A wonderful novel about doing what's right no matter what the cost.

    This book was provided by the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.
  5. Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 10, 2014
    Kara
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Echoes of Mercy, by Kim Vogel Sawyer, is a heart-warming novel addressing a number of issues. From child labor to abuse to adoption, this story set in Sinclair, Kansas in 1904 captures the reader's attention from the beginning and holds it throughout the book.

    Caroline Lang, an investigator for the Labor Commission, obtains a position at Dinsmore's World-Famous Chocolates Factory to find the truth regarding the death of another agent. She is adamantly against child labor, insisting that children should attend school instead. Oliver Dinsmore, aka Ollie Moore, is also under cover at the factory, attempting to observe the family business before taking over from his father. When the two are drawn together to aid three children in need, it becomes difficult to hide their identities from each other and the factory manager.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters spoke to my heart, and I found myself turning the next page to discover their fates, not wanting to put the book down. Caroline was determined but a little narrow-minded at times. The children were adorable, and I felt that Kesia added much to the story.

    I would recommend this book to all who enjoy historical fiction.

    Kara

    I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.
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