Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Room for Hope

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SAWYER, KIM VOGEL
ROOM FOR HOPE

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?


My Review:

One of the most stirring redemption stories I have ever read. The power and majesty of forgiveness is portrayed through the lives of these characters. Life-like battles for release from bitterness and despair brought me to tears.

First off -- can you imagine being in Neva's shoes? Talk about the ground dropping out from under you! I felt faint at the knees right along with Neva when she finds out about her husband's unfaithfulness. And then to be expected to care for the children from that duplicitous relationship! Oy! My sensitive reader's heart took a major nose-dive.

Told from four different viewpoints, Sawyer does an incredible job of capturing individual personalities and struggles. Each character is at a crossroads in their life and the subsequent decisions and ensuing actions will determine more than just their own future. Compelling stuff.

A faith-based, hope-filled story that had me cheering for the resounding testimony that proclaims there is always room for hope.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Room for Hope please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 20  2016 . Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

36 comments:

  1. I remember when I first read the book blurb for this one and it just struck me as devastatingly heartbreaking and sad. I knew deep down it would ultimately be hopeful, but I couldn't imagine the depth of forgiveness needed. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. It's incredible -- certainly not the story I thought I would find either. Good luck, Terrill.

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  2. Oh wow! What a storyline! I really liked "A Hopeful Heart" by this author, and my sister enjoys her as well. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to write out these hard subjects and get it right!
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She really captures all the emotions, that's for sure. Good luck, Nicole.

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  3. I love her books. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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  4. This sounds like a very powerful book. I always enjoy reading Kim's books. Thanks for the chance to win.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. You're welcome, Pam. Good luck!

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  5. Something similar to this happened to a friend of mine. Devastating for her and her 10 children. She was such an example to me of putting faith and trust in God throughout our circumstances.
    reneerachoyolsenATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Wow -- it's one thing to read about it fiction but to really live it?! No words. Good luck, Heather.

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  6. Oh my...I just can't imagine! What an interesting story line. I bet it is a compelling read.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Compelling it is....I just couldn't put it down. Good luck, Pam.

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  7. This sounds really interesting. Is it a stand-alone or part of a series? Thank you for the review and giveaway.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. It definitely reads as a standalone. Not sure about a series but there's one character I found really interesting and could definitely provide enough fodder to a sequel at least. Good luck, Karen.

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  8. I like the idea of the book being told from four different viewpoints.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It's amazing how the author gives each of them a unique voice too. Real talent. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  9. What a review! Kav, you have definitely got me wanting me to read this one. Thank you for the opportunity.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck.

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  10. What a story. Can't wait to read this one.
    teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  11. There is always Room for Hope! This really sounds like a good book. I haven't read any of Kim's books in quite a while, but always have enjoyed her writing.

    Pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. She's outdone herself this time. Good luck, Patty.

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  12. I have been wanting to read this book for the main reason that Neva is my mom's name. We don't meet too many people with that name. Please enter me. Thanks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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    1. How cool. I have never heard that name before. Good luck, Boos Mum.

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    1. You're right, Carole. Such a deeply emotional story.

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  14. The reviews to this sound great and I know that Vogel-Sawyer is a great author. Would love to win a copy. rwendt001 at centurytel(dot)net

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    1. She's a fantastic author. Good luck, Sue.

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  15. An amazingly beautiful cover, a very compelling story and a great review! How could anyone resist? ;)

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. The cover is quite captivating, isn't it? Good luck, Samantha.

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  16. Wow, what a heart-breaking premise! I would love to read more.

    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Oh, my heart is breaking for Neva and I haven't even read the story. I love the theme of the story about having hope. Kim is a new author to me.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Kim does an amazing job with this topic. Good luck, Maryann.

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  18. Count me in!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. You're counted, Trixi. Good luck.

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