In 1904, Caroline goes undercover in a Kansas chocolate factory to investigate child labor conditions. Meanwhile, the factory's soon-to-be-heir Oliver disguises himself as an employee in order to learn every aspect of the business. Despite their battle of wills, sparks fly between them. But what will happen when their true identities---and motives---are revealed? 352 pages, softcover from Waterbrook.
Sometimes a secret must be kept for the truth to be revealed.
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 employeesthe child workers. Carolines 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?
Kim Vogel Sawyer is a best-selling author highly acclaimed for her gentle stories of hope. More than one million copies of her books are currently in print and have garnered awards including the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Kim lives in central Kansas, where she and her retired military husband, Don, run a bed-and-breakfast inn with the help of their four feline companions.
Praise for Echoes of Mercy
"Kim Sawyer knows what her readers expect and delivers it in Echoes of Mercy, a story you wont soon forget with characters who grab your heart and a plot that keeps the pages turning."
Martha Rogers, author of Love Stays True in The Homeward Journey series
"Best-selling author Kim Vogel Sawyer pens an exceptional and utterly compelling story that shines a light on the appalling practices of child labor in the early 1900s. Her characters are richly drawn and heartbreakingly human. Echoes of Mercy is one of those novels readers wont soon forget. I highly recommend it."
Nancy Mehl, author of the Road to Kingdom series
"In Echoes of Mercy, Kim Vogel Sawyer reveals the plight of working-class children and blends it with the perfect romance teeming with conflict and sprinkled with sweetness. As always with Ms. Sawyers work, the believable characters add reality to the strong, unique story line, and I found myself reluctant to put the book down. I was drawn in quickly and was held throughout the entire story. This is one I guarantee youll enjoy."
Miralee Ferrell, award-winning author of the historical-romance series Love Blossoms in Oregon
Praise for Kim Vogel Sawyer
"Award-winning author Sawyer continues to craft engaging historical love stories brimming with characters who are bold in their faith."
"Sawyer treats readers to love stories that speak to the heart."
"Winsome characters, an interesting premise, and a heavenly match made on earth…fans of inspirational romance novels will not be disappointed."
Historical Novel Review
"Yet another entertaining novel that compels one page to turn as quickly as the one before."
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