Room for Hope by Kim Vogel Sawyer was a very unique book. I was hesitant to read it at first because it sounded so different, but, since the author was one of my favorites, I decided to be brave and try it. As soon as I hesitantly opened the book and started reading, I was pulled in. Don't let the unusual plot turn you away. It was a wonderful book filled with forgiveness, hope, and love. Trust me, you won't want to miss it.
Neva Shilling is in charge of the mercantile whenever her husband travels the country selling items from his wagon. Her twin fourteen year olds help a lot, but nothing compares to when her husband is home. Things are always better when he is there taking care of them all.
Neva and her kids are anxious for his return so when a wagon comes to the mercantile, they rush out to meet him. But it isn't him. It's a deputy. Neva tells her kids to go inside, and the deputy tells Neva that Mr. Shilling and his wife are dead leaving their kids and belongings to their Aunt Neva. Shocked and bewildered, Neva has no idea what to do or say.
Kim Vogel Sawyer's books always challenge me to delve deeper. Lately, her unique plots have been wonderful since they have encouraged me to look beyond the typical and see how God can guide us in all kinds of different scenarios. Filled with God's redemptive power amid man's sinful problems, it's a book to savor and treasure in its ability to challenge you to a deeper, more meaningful walk with God. Please check this book out. Not only is it a book you can't put down, but it's also beautifully written, incredibly insightful, and a must read for any book lover.
I was given this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for an honest review.