What drew me first and foremost to Room for Hope by Kim Vogel Sawyer is the name of the heroine, Neva. That is my mom’s name and we have never met another person with that name so it was neat to come across that name in a novel.
Neva lives during the time of the Great Depression and this book takes a look at what life was like during that very volatile time in our nation’s history. She runs the family mercantile while her husband goes away for business. However, one time her husband does not come home as he and his other wife have died. In his place have come his other three children who now need a home. I cannot even imagine the shock and dismay that someone would feel to find out that what you thought was your life was all a lie. To find out that your husband, your love, had a secret family. Now Neva is expected to take in her late husband’s other children. What a blow especially since she wanted to have more children, but could not after the birth of her twins. Is there room for these children in Neva’s heart, innocent children yet ones that remind her of her late husband’s great deceit? This novel is heartwarming and heart aching at the same time and begs the question what would you do?
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. The opinions are my own.
Kim Vogel Sawyer is the highly acclaimed, best-selling author of gentle stories of hope such as When Love Returns and Room for Hope. With more than one million books in print, Kim has garnered numerous awards including the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. She lives in central Kansas with her retired military husband Don. She enjoys travel, quilting, and spending time with her daughters and their families.