March 20, 2012

Song of My Heart by Kim Vogal Sawyer

  • Paperback: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764207860 

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 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?
I am a fan of Kim's books and this one did not disappoint. This book caught me from page one. I loved Melva and Shelva - the really helped make the book. I did not like Sid at all - he just seemed like not a nice person to me. Sadie was a strong person to move away to get a job to help earn money to take car of her dad. Then in the end she finds love as well. I enjoyed the book being set in 1800s Kansas, one of my favorite time periods to read about.

I received this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I havent read this one yet - great review!
    I like historical books!