Echoes of Mercy
Jan 21, 2014 | 352 Pages
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Jan 21, 2014 | 352 Pages
About Echoes of Mercy
When a suspicious accident occurs at the famous Dinsmore Chocolate Factory in Sinclair, Kansas, Caroline Lang goes undercover as a factory worker to investigate the circumstances surrounding the event and how the factory treats its youngest employees—the child workers. Caroline’s fervent faith, her difficult childhood, and compassionate heart drove her to her job as an investigator for the Labor Commission and she is compelled to see children freed from such heavy adult responsibilities, to allow them to pursue an education.
Oliver Dinsmore, heir to the Dinsmore candy dynasty, has his own investigation to conduct. Posing as a common worker known as “Ollie Moore,” he aims to find out all he can about the family business before he takes over for his father. Caroline and Oliver become fast friends, but tension mounts when the two find themselves at odds about the roles of child workers. Hiding their identities becomes even more difficult when fate brings them together over three children in desperate need. When all is revealed, will the truth destroy the love starting to grow between them?
Praise for Echoes of Mercy
“Kim Sawyer knows what her readers expect and delivers it in Echoes of Mercy, a story you won’t soon forget with characters who grab your heart and a plot that keeps the pages turning.”
—Martha Rogers, author of Love Stays True in The Homeward Journey series
“Best-selling author Kim Vogel Sawyer pens an exceptional and utterly compelling story that shines a light on the appalling practices of child labor in the early 1900s. Her characters are richly drawn and heartbreakingly human. Echoes of Mercy is one of those novels readers won’t soon forget. I highly recommend it.”
—Nancy Mehl, author of the Road to Kingdom series
“In Echoes of Mercy, Kim Vogel Sawyer reveals the plight of working-class children and blends it with the perfect romance teeming with conflict and sprinkled with sweetness. As always with Ms. Sawyer’s work, the believable characters add reality to the strong, unique story line, and I found myself reluctant to put the book down. I was drawn in quickly and was held throughout the entire story. This is one I guarantee you’ll enjoy.”
—Miralee Ferrell, award-winning author of the historical-romance series Love Blossoms in Oregon
Praise for Kim Vogel Sawyer
“Award-winning author Sawyer continues to craft engaging historical love stories brimming with characters who are bold in their faith.”
“Sawyer treats readers to love stories that speak to the heart.”
“Winsome characters, an interesting premise, and a heavenly match made on earth…fans of inspirational romance novels will not be disappointed.”
—Historical Novel Review
“Yet another entertaining novel that compels one page to turn as quickly as the one before.”
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About Kim Vogel SawyerKIM VOGEL SAWYER's titles have garnered awards including the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Kim lives in central Kansas with her retired military husband Don. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters and grandchildren.
352 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Jan 21, 2014
Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Carton Quantity: 24
Echoes of Mercy was the first book I've read by historical Christian fiction author Kim Vogel Sawyer. I instantly fell on love with this book. I love a good, christian, interesting, thought provoking, historicalbook with a love story interwoven through it. In Echos of Mercy, Caroline Lang is a private investigator assigned to investigate suspicions of murder and illegal child labor among other crimes at a chocolate factory. In order do...
Recently, I had the chance to read Echoes of Mercy by Kim Vogel Sawyer. The book is set in Kansas in the fall of 1904. Caroline goes undercover as a laborer at Dinsmore Chocolate Facotry in Sinclair, Kansas to investigate a suspicious accident and to find out about how they treat child workers. She had a rough childhood, so she is particularly compassionate about children being allowed to pursue education and be kids. As she...
Caroline Lang is a private investigator assigned to investigate suspicions of murder and illegal child labor among other crimes at chocolate factory. In order do so she goes undercover as a worker. Unbeknownst to her Ollie Moore the janitor at the factory is also doing some undercover on his own. He is actually Oliver Dinsmore the son and heir of the factory. As things start coming to light they decide to combine their efforts to uncover...
After a chance meeting, Caroline and Ollie become fast friends until they discover they are on two sides of the child labor argument. Meanwhile, Caroline finds herself responsible for some recently orphaned children, and with the help of Ollie and other "fairy godparents" in the story.If you love historical fiction, you will love this sweet love story set in the early 1900's. You will find yourself laughing and crying over the events in the...
This story is told from the POV of Caroline, Oliver, factory manager Gordon Hightower and Letta Holcomb. There are a lot of characters in this story, but it was well told and I did not feel like I had a hard time keeping them all straight.Caroline had a traumatic childhood and was rescued by Noble and AnnMarie Dempsey. Noble works for the Labor Commission and now Caroline works for them. She is asked to go to the Dinsmore Chocolate Factory...