Monday, March 10, 2014

Book #Review of Echoes of Mercy by Kim Vogel Sawyer


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-I have always enjoyed Kim Sawyer's books. They are entertaining, thought provoking and interesting. We are talking that I have every book she ever wrote:) But this is the only one I have had some reservation about. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot, the characters were very endearing, but just a couple things I didn't care for. And it wasn't enough to stop me from reading the book at all, just threw me off.

Caroline is one of those females you like but at times you feel like she goes overboard. But at the same point, you realize why she is as overbearing as she is. When you are an orphan who had bad homes to live in, it will turn you off of certain things. Things like being forced to work as a child, adults who don't take care of children, etc. And we see this played out in a very real way for Caroline.

Oliver was probably my favorite. He is the hero you love and admire, even as a day laborer and not the wealthy heir. The parts where his father comes in to check on things is pretty funny. And the part where he is walking out of the cabin? Or trying to:) The parts I didn't care for were the ones with Gordon. I know it was in there for a reason and showing what a slimeball he was, but I did not care for them. And when I say slimeball, I mean it to the greatest degree.

So, if you like a good historical novel, I would urge you to pick this one up. It was interesting to find out little tidbits from back then and the parts about the elevator made it neat. Great story!!

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And you can read the first chapter at the following link. Echoes of Mercy Sneak Peak

**DISCLOSURE: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.  No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

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