About 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.
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?
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 www.kimvogelsawyer.com for more information.
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Song of My Heart was a solid and enjoyable read, albeit quite predictable. The story didn’t really draw me in until the 100 page mark, but then it picked up and maintained a good pace through to the end. There wasn’t really any suspense surrounding who the bootlegger was but how the main events played out were interesting and even humorous. The whole feel of the plot felt very reminiscent of the Prohibition era with the underground lounges, beautiful and sultry songbirds, and illegal hooch flowing through illegal networks. Although the time period is too early for Prohibition, the essence was certainly there.
This book had a colourful cast of characters that were charming and engaging. The Baxter twins and their brother Asa were the true sources of entertainment for me with their quirky characters and witty dialogue. Sid came across as eradicate and a puppet on strings for his employer but added good tension to the Sadie-Thad relationship. Sadie will appeal to all characters with her servants heart and humble spirit. I thought it was a great choice to cast Thad as a lawman with aspirations to be a preacher so that his characters could be more dynamic and layered.
**review copy provided by Litfuse PR**