March 22, 2016

Room for Hope

The latest novel by Kim Vogel Sawyer is entitled Room for Hope.  This tale begins with Neva Shilling, along with her fourteen-year-old twins, preparing dinner to celebrate the return of her husband from a lengthy business trip.  What greets Neva at the door that evening is not her husband, but rather three young children!

Neva does not know how to respond when she is informed that not only has her husband Warren died; but he has also sent these children to make their home with her.  When Neva learns that they are Warren's children from a second marriage, she definitely does now how to respond!  Neva, herself, grew up in an orphanage.  Knowing what would be in store for them, Neva cannot bring herself to send them away; however, she cannot imagine living with them either.  Now Neva must figure out how she can run their general store, as well as raise five children by herself.  Fortunately, Neva's twin daughter, Belle, takes both six-year-old Cassie and three-year-old Adeline under her wing; however, her other twin, Bud, does not even want to look eight-year-old Charley in the eye.  You wonder how Neva will be able to bind this disjointed family together!

Will Neva survive informing her twins about their father's infidelity?  Will her family survive the disdain that the townspeople extend toward them when they learn the truth?  You will watch and see how God will touch many lives in the midst of this difficult situation!

I received this book from Waterbrook Press in exchange for my unbiased review.