Book Review: Song of My Heart

Since I love to read, a few months ago I decided to look into the idea of getting involved with reviewing books. I specifically contacted a few Christian publishers that had programs in place and this is my first review for one of them.

Title: Song of My Heart
Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer

I've read some of Kim Vogel Sawyer's books before, so this title immediately caught my attention. Set in the mid-1890's, the main character, Sadie Wagner leaves home to work as a clerk in a mercantile in Kansas. Sadie needs to work to help support her younger siblings, mother, and stepfather as her stepfather is injured and unable to work. In addition to her work in the mercantile, Sadie is also being offered an opportunity to sing at the town's new opera house.

My favorite part of this book was the characters. I thought the author did a wonderful job of developing the characters. There are several charming, interesting, and quirky characters in the novel such as Melva and Shelva, the twins who run the mercantile. There are also less savory characters like Asa Baxter who runs the unique opera house as well as other "underground" businesses.

The book had a nice mix of romance, suspense, and action. The plot moves quickly and is quite intriguing. I also thought the book had some great food for thought for all of us about how we view money and how willing we are to trust God with our daily lives.

I did receive a free copy of this book to review through the Bethany House Book Reviewers program. All opinions are my own.

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