Monday, March 10, 2014

Book Review Monday: Echoes of Mercy

Hi everyone!

This weekend I finished reading Echoes of Mercy by Kim Vogel Sawyer.

Here's a little about the book:
"Sometimes a secret must be kept for the truth to be revealed.
When a suspicious accident occurs at the famous Dinsmore Chocolate Factory in Sinclair, Kansas, Caroline Lang goes undercover as a factory worker to investigate the circumstances surrounding the event and how the factory treats its youngest employees—the child workers. Caroline’s fervent faith, her difficult childhood, and compassionate heart drove her to her job as an investigator for the Labor Commission and she is compelled to see children freed from such heavy adult responsibilities, to allow them to pursue an education.
Oliver Dinsmore, heir to the Dinsmore candy dynasty, has his own investigation to conduct. Posing as a common worker known as “Ollie Moore,” he aims to find out all he can about the family business before he takes over for his father. Caroline and Oliver become fast friends, but tension mounts when the two find themselves at odds about the roles of child workers. Hiding their identities becomes even more difficult when fate brings them together over three children in desperate need. When all is revealed, will the truth destroy the love starting to grow between them?"

My Thoughts:
The Idea:
Loved the general concept of this story! It was kind of like detective-agent meets Undercover Boss and I enjoyed it. I liked the characters, and the plot was good. My only complaint is that I wished there was a little more romance, but overall, I enjoyed it and would read it again.
The Characters:
Carrie is a good character! I admired her and her decisions throughout the book. I loved how she took in three kids who she had no connection to. She was a very good person.
I really loved Ollie. He was awesome! I was very intrigued by his position in the chocolate factory as a janitor, as he "spied" on the goings-on for his father. I enjoyed the characters' interaction.
The Plot:
It kept me reading! At some parts, I was very scared for the characters. I was invested in them and didn't want them to get hurt!
The Setting:
Awesome! What better place to set a book than a chocolate factory? Except, it did make me a little hungry...
This was a good read and I would recommend it to my friends!
About the Author:

Kim Vogel Sawyer is a best-selling, award-winning author with more than one million copies of her books currently in print. Awards include the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Sawyer lives in central Kansas, where she and her retired military husband, Don, run a bed-and-breakfast inn with the help of their feline companions. She savors time with her daughters and grandchildren.

Author Hometown: Kansas

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