Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Room for Hope by Kim Vogel Sawyer ~ Book Review
I really enjoyed how this story unfolded. It had my attention from the first pages and held it until the end. Neva is portrayed as a Christian woman who's world and faith are totally rocked. She wasn't perfect but I loved how the author had her walk out her faith throughout the story. There are many lessons to be learned from the portrayal of this character. And there are many to be gained from the characters of the town and church people as they found out the circumstances of Warren's death and who the children really were. A very honest exploration of hypocrisy. The setting is early 1930's, I believe, or possible late 1920's. Can't quite remember but the the prejudices of the day and heart attitudes are really brought to light in this story. I really cheered for the main character as I tried to put myself into her shoes and receiving the kind of news she did. To become bitter, angry and hard would have been totally viewed as acceptable. I also really loved the exploration of determining what is the right thing, following up on that decision and living with the consequences of that decision. Character development was excellent and there was growth in several of the characters by the end of the story. A very good read from start to finish.
10/10 for me.