Great story by Kim Vogel Sawyer. The characters were interesting and well written. I would recommend this book.
In an effort to help support her family when her father is injured in an accident, Sadie Wagner leaves home to join her cousin in Goldtree, Kansas. There she will be paid well to work as a store clerk and also get to fulfill her dream of singing at the towns Opera House. Sadie arrives at her new home full of anticipation mixed with a little fear and is determined to succeed. Her cousin Sid is a familiar face from home and she quickly learns to love her two spinster bosses. The towns handsome new sheriff soon becomes her friend and the future looks bright. Surely this is Gods will.
But as the days go by Sadie becomes more and more confused. The Opera House is not what she expected and the owner makes her uneasy with some of his requests. She is terribly homesick and to top it all off, she is confused by her new feelings for the sheriff right at the time that Sid announces he is in love with her. Then she is devastated when her father dies, and she finds herself pulled into an unlawful situation that she must keep from the sheriff.
I have always loved Kim Vogel Sawyers books and this one is no exception. Her characters are realistic and interesting, especially Melva and Shelva, the delightful store clerks. The chemistry between Sadie and Thad is just right and you find yourself rooting for both of them. But most important to the story, Kim also has a way of allowing her characters to grow in their relationships with each other and with God. The spiritual aspect of her books always teaches me something and speaks to me in a personal way. I also greatly appreciate the fact that while Kims books have a very realistic and satisfying romance in them, I never have to worry that they will cross the line from good wholesome Christian values as some of the newer offerings in the Christian fiction market have done. To sum it upwhen you finish this book you will feel like it was time well spent.
I received this complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishers for this review. A positive review was not required and the opinions expressed here are my own.