From the very start of Song of My Heart I was drawn into this wonderful Christian tale of suspense and romance. The story begins in Dalton, Indiana in 1895 but by chapter two the reader is transported to Goldtree, Kansas when heroine, Sadie Wagner, heads to Goldtree to meet up with her favorite cousin, Sid, and fulfill her lifelong dream of singing in an opera house. Sadie becomes a clerk in Baxter's Mercantile and on weekends sings in the 'basement singing room' for Asa Baxter, brother of the twin sister's that run the mercantile. The money she earns is sent back home to Dalton, Indiana to help her family out since her father is ill.
Thad McKane has been hired by the town counsil and mayor to come to Goldtree as the new sheriff. While the town believes he's just there to keep the peace in the growing town of Goldtree, he's actually there to discover who in town is operating an illegal bootlegging business. Thad, has his job cut out for him and while observing and searching he falls for the lovely new mercantile clerk and songstress.
Within the pages of Song of My Heart there is romantic conflict, suspense and just pure enjoyment. If you are a fan of Christian Fiction this book is a must read.
On a 5-Star scale I give I Song of My Heart 5 stars!
***** I would like to thank Litfuse Publishing and Bethany House for my review copy. I received my copy of free in order to read it and give my honest review which I have done. *****
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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 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.
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?
Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of nineteen 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 six grandchildren.