“Song of My Heart” is a completely charming story filled with quirky characters, escalating tension, sweet romance and just a few chuckle-worthy fiction moments.
I’ve got to start with the secondary characters, Melba, Shelba and Asa have got to be the most outrageous characters – not in a bad way – just in a bit of the ridiculous funny. Get into the way Asa (the villain) thinks and you just might want to chuckle – I did. (wink)
I loved Thad. A strapping hero, but with a heart of gold, though he isn’t without his troubles for sure. I love the subtleties of his character, his growth and realization through the course of the story.
You can’t get any more emotionally tormented than Sadie. Though I’ve never been in her kind of situation to need to provide for her family, I could completely understand and feel for that pull toward what’s right and what she needs to do.
The ending was definitely my favorite part of the novel. So many parts of the story came together for a well written ending that charmed and entertained this reader.
Reading is all about entertainment and I found it easy and enjoyable to escape for a few hours into “Song of My Heart”. It’s a delightful read and a ready addition to my collection.
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers through CFBA for my copy to review.
More about the novel and author....
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of fifteen 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 numerous grandchildren.
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.
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?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Song of My Heart, go HERE.