“Room for Hope” by Kim Vogel Sawyer, book review
Neva Shilling keeps the store and family going when her husband is traveling. As the owner of two stores, he splits his time between them, but Neva is good at running the store in his absence. Warren has always provided well for his family and his home coming was always an occasion for a special meal. The good china is set on the table and the linen table cloth is on the table.
But when the wagon that pulls up in the yard, Neva quickly determines there is a big problem. Warren has died.
This is only the beginning of the problems! It quickly becomes apparent to Neva that Warren had another wife and family. With his dying breath Warren, he wanted “Aunt Neva” to raise his “second family” which includes 3 young children.
Neva is a strong women with strong convictions, but this lot pushes her to the brink. She tries to handle everything- care for 5 children, run the store alone, order inventory, and work through her grief. The only other person who knows the truth about Warren is the Sheriff who is tasked with delivering the store goods and children. When he is transferred to Neva’s town, the truth is at risk of being exposed.
This is a good book! I was interested in the characters and the development of the plot. While it was a little predictable, there were plenty of twists and turns to keep me interested. Neva really kept surprising me with her love and compassion for her friends, family, and strangers. The book has a strong message of forgiveness!
Does this sound like a book you would like to read? I am giving away two copies of the book. Just leave a comment with your name and email address. I will select 2 winners 3/10/2016. Winners will receive a copy of the book from the publisher.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.