Monday, April 25, 2016

Room For Hope by Kim Vogel Sawyer - Absolutely Five Stars!

9780307731371 (125×187)  Room For Hope by Kim Vogel Sawyer:

I absolutely loved this book!  It grabs you from the very beginning and you are hooked until the last page.  Neva Shilling runs a small store, Shilling Mercantile and cares for twins while her husband takes the wagon out returning with cash to restock the store.  He restocks the wagon and goes back out to the neighboring communities; at least that is what Neva believes he is doing.  This book takes place during the Great Depression; everyone has to do what they can to make do.  When the wagon pulls back in she believes her husband has come back home and rushes out only to find a deputy driving their wagon with a bunch of furniture in it and three children in the wagon.  She is told that Warren and his wife had died and his last request was that the children be taken to his sister and that the children be raised by Aunt Neva!! 
She is in total shock!  On top of that she finds out he had a mercantile in the town he lived in with his “wife and children” and all of the things there had to be sold to pay his debts there.  She finds out more and more about Warren that she never had any clue to.  There are many more surprises (if you can call them that), and she really struggles with her faith in herself and in her God.  How could this all have happened and how is she to get on with her life with five children looking at her for everything and how does she keep her children from learning the truth about their Father?  This is just such a great inspirational yarn, I loved the book.  I have to give this one Five Stars I loved this book
. "I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

More Info:
In a desperate time, can Neva find forgiveness for a grievous wrong—and make room for hope?

Neva Shilling has a heavy load of responsibility while her husband travels to neighboring communities and sells items from his wagon. In his absence, she faithfully runs the Shilling Mercantile, working to keep their business strong as the Depression takes its toll, and caring for their twins.

When a wagon pulls up after supper, Neva and her children rush out—and into the presence of the deputy driving a wagon carrying three young children. The deputy shocks her with the news that Warren and his wife have died, insisting it was their last request that the three children go live with “Aunt Neva.”

Neva’s heart is shattered as she realizes that Warren’s month-long travels were excuses for visits with his secret family. She wants nothing more than to forget Warren, but can she abandon these innocent children to an orphanage? Yet if she takes them in, will she ever be able to see them as more than evidence of her husband’s betrayal and love them the way God does? 

More Information on Author:
About Kim Vogel Sawyer
Kim Vogel Sawyer is the highly acclaimed, best-selling author of gentle stories of hope such as When Love Returns and Room for Hope. With more than one million books in print, Kim has garnered numerous awards including the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. She lives in central Kansas with her retired military husband Don. She enjoys travel, quilting, and spending time with her daughters and their families.