Wednesday, February 8, 2012

"Song Of My Heart" Book Review

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Song of My Heart

Bethany House (February 1, 2012)


Kim Vogel Sawyer


I really like the originality of Kim Vogel Sawyer's books. This book is set in Kansas and while the setting is familiar, the characters and storyline are quite unique. Sadie just wants to sing, but while her pa is laid up from a work injury she needs to help support the family as well. Her cousin has a solution, move to Kansas where he is and work at the mercantile and sing at the Opera House. Sadie takes him up on the offer so she can send money home to her family but she never expects to get caught up in the middle of illegal happenings in this sleepy little town. Meanwhile Thad comes to town as law enforcement and ends up earning his keep. Can Sadie make up her mind whether to be loyal to family or loyal to her heart. A very enjoyable book.


Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of fifteen novels, including several CBA and ECPA bestsellers. Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Kim is active in her church, where she leads women's fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and numerous grandchildren.


Sadie Wagner has always been devoted to her family. So when her stepfather is injured and can't work, she decides to leave home and accept a position as a clerk at the mercantile in Goldtree, Kansas. Goldtree also offers the opportunity to use her God-given singing talent--though the promised opera house is far different from what she imagined. With her family needing every cent she can provide, Sadie will do anything to keep her job.

Thad McKane comes to Goldtree at the request of the town council. The town has been plagued by bootlegging operations, and Thad believes he can find the culprit. After he earns enough money doing sheriff work, he wants to use it to pay for his training to become a minister.

Thad is immediately attracted to the beautiful singer who performs in Asa Baxter's unusual opera house, but when he hears her practicing bawdy tunes, he begins to wonder if she's far less innocent than she seems. And when Sadie appears to be part of the very crimes he's come to investigate, is there any hope the love blossoming between them will survive?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Song of My Heart, go HERE.

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