Kim Vogel Sawyer
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Back of the book:
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 to investigate reports of a boot-legging operation. Once he earns enough money from the sheriff work, he plans to use it to pay for his training to become a minister.
Thad is immediately drawn to the lovely young singer who performs in Asa Baxter’s unusual opera house. But when he hears her practicing bawdy tunes, he wonders if she’s far less innocent than she seems. And when Sadie appears to be part of the very crimes Thad has come to investigate, is there any hope the love blossoming between them will survive?
In my opinion, an historical fiction tale set in my beloved Kansas has a pretty good chance of being a winner. Add in some interesting characters and I’m on board! Ms. Sawyer has combined all of these elements and created a wonderful story full of lessons that will leave you pondering your own life choices.
Sadie is a character that most of us can relate to. She wants to do the right thing, but she also has hopes and dreams that she wishes to aspire to. When she is put in a position that she knows is wrong she puts her trust in her own abilities to fix the situation. We are reminded through this that God is the one that we must always turn to for provision. His ways never lead us into situations that will compromise our integrity.
Thad is the type of man that every woman dreams of finding. We get to watch love blossom between Sadie and Thad only to take a drastic turn when neither of them confides in the other. We are reminded through their relationship that true love tells the truth.
I absolutely loved the Baxter sisters, Shelva and Melva. The identical twin spinsters that were also a bit loud and overbearing made for some humorous situations. Their brother Asa was not so high on my list of favorites; he was just rotten to the core. Cousin Sid wasn’t my idea of a devoted family member, let alone a prospective beau. The ensemble made for a fast paced story with a lot of layers to be explored.
Meet the Author:
Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of nineteen 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 six grandchildren.
She invites you to visit her Web site at KimVogelSawyer.com for more information.
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