Sunday, February 28, 2016
Review: Room For Hope by:Kim Vogel Sawyer
About the Book:
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?
Neva Shilling’s life is full of caring for her two children and running the Shilling Mercantile. Her husband, Warren, is constantly away of business, leaving her with most of the responsibilities, but when he is home they have the best time together. One night, life is as exciting as ever as they all wait for Warren to come home. But when a buggy pulls up in front of their home, Neva is quite surprised to find that it isn’t her husband who has arrived. No instead it is a law official with some terrible news.
Neva learns not only is she a widow, but she also is the mother to two illegitimate children and now a caretaker to her lying husbands children. Her life is turned completely upside down. But the law official gives her a choice, keep the kids or send them to an orphanage. Neva remembers all to well the days of being in an orphanage, how could she do that to three children? But what about her own? They too are hurting and crying out for help.
Neva must decide what is best for them all. Can she ever look past her husbands deceitfulness, enough to love his three orphaned children like they where her own?
Room For Hope is a wonderful novel. I loved every aspect of this book. This book will have you feeling every emotion of the characters. I love, love, love Kim Vogel Sawyer’s books. And this one is as equally as amazing as the others. I cant wait to see what she writes next.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.