Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Room for Hope Book Review

ISBN: 9780307731371
Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Release: February 16, 2016
Publisher: WaterBrook Press 
I have another fantastic book from Kim Vogel Sawyer I would love to share with you called 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 Thoughts:
I have to admit when I read that Neva has been duped all this time thinking she was married and she already had twins by this man!
Add to that is the fact this happens during the Depression and then she is suddenly faced with the prospect of not only raising twins, but three additional children by Warren, who is not her husband after all!
And what is really messed up is that his real wife, Violet, must have known about Neva and the twins because she asked that if anything ever happened to them that she wanted Aunt Neva to raise them???
I think I would have went all crazy, but Neva is a kind and very generous woman who believes in doing the right thing and after all, these three children are her twins step-siblings and sending them to the orphanage would probably come back to haunt her later in life when the children find out, so after much soul searching and praying to God, she makes the best choice for all of them.
This story is really a good book with lots of lesson learnings from the Bible and how we should approach problems and solve them. Amidst all the crime drama books, horror books and other bone chilling books, it's refreshing to read a book that makes you feel good!
Besides, who doesn't love reading a story from Kim Vogel Sawyer?
Happy Reading!

About the Author:

Kim Vogel Sawyer is a best-selling award author with more than one million copies of her books currently in print. Awards include the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.
Sawyer lives in central Kansas, where she and her retired military husband, Don, run a bed-and-breakfast inn with the help of their feline companions. She savors time with her daughters and grandchildren.
The author and the publisher want to give 2 winners the chance to read this awesome book! This is for a paperback book. Open in the U.S. and Canada only. Good Luck Everyone!

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Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed this book. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you. "I received this book from WaterBrook Multnomah for this review."