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Echoes of Mercy: Kim Vogel Sawyer

What better place could you imagine for a story to take place in than a chocolate factory?  Dinsmore Chocolate Factory in Sinclair, Kansas to be exact. However, this factory has been the scene of an unfortunate accident. Caroline Lang goes undercover by posing as a factory worker to look into the circumstances of the event plus how the factory treats its child workers. Caroline’s an investigator for the Labor Commission.  As a devout woman of faith, she is driven to see children liberated from adult work.

Simultaneously, Oliver Dinsmore, of the Dinsmore candy dynasty, launches his own investigation. Oliver masquerades as “Ollie Moore,” a regular worker. Before he inherits the business from his father, he wants to do his own research about the factory. While working, Caroline and Oliver become friendly, but are at opposite ends of the spectrum regarding the role of children in the workplace. Once their true identities are revealed, can their relationship survive?

Kim Vogel Sawyer has taken a simple concept & woven in an incredible amount of depth. Here we have Caroline crossing all sorts of lines to follow her morals: faith, gender, social inequality, etc. Readers will sense Caroline’s passion for helping others, exhibiting a true servant’s heart. Of course, for every heroine there must be a complete antithesis. That would be Ollie who has no faith-based drive & has lived with a golden cup & silver spoon.

Christian fiction fans will love Caroline’s ability to stick to her guns in the face of hardship & adversity. Kim Vogel Sawyer is in her element with this novel. She’s provided her fans with what they love & will no doubt gain more than a few new fans as well. Well-written with a great storyline & characters, it’s a 4 star novel.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.

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