Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Song of My Heart~ by Kim Vogel Sawyer

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Song of My Heart
Bethany House (February 1, 2012)
Kim Vogel Sawyer

My Review: One of the many things I love about reading Christian fiction is that in addition to reading an entertaining story usually there is a lesson in the story as well and this book delivered both of these elements. In this book we are introduced to Sadie, a young woman who loves to sing, who gets an opportunity to both follow her dream of singing professionally and provide for her family some much needed income. Another main character is Thad. He is hired to act as sheriff in the same town and investigate a bootlegging operation, a job he views as a stepping stone to earning money so he can become a preacher. In addition to being an entertaining story with elements of mystery and romance this book also is about trusting God and how trying to fix things ourselves can end up creating quite a mess.

This book is a entertaining read so if you like historical fiction and are longing to take a literary trip to Kansas this book is for you.


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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