Room for Hope by Kim Vogel Sawyer (Plus a giveaway!)


Release Date: February 16, 2016

Publisher: WaterBrook Multnomah

ISBN-10: 0307731375

ISBN-13: 978-0307731371

Genre: Fiction / Romance / Historical

Here’s a book that I’m excited about getting to share with you all today! I’m also doing my very first giveaway so stay tuned until the very end for details!

In the midst of the Great Depression, Neva Shilling has her hands full caring for her teenage twins and keeping up the Shilling Mercantile while her husband Warren travels to neighboring communities to sell goods. Then a wagon pulls up one evening, carrying three children and a deputy with the news that will change her life forever. Warren and his wife have passed away, requesting on their death beds that their children go to live with “aunt” Neva. Neva’s heart is shattered to learn of her husband’s secret life. How can she care for three children who remind her daily of Warren’s betrayal? But how can she abandon innocent children in an orphanage?

Based on true events from Sawyer’s family history, Room for Hope is a beautiful story of God’s powerful redemptive work in the midst of struggle, betrayal, and heartbreak.

Neva Shilling is a strong woman of faith despite all of the things that have been placed on her plate. Throughout the book, she keeps giving God all of the credit. She could never do all of it on her own without the help of God.

Kim Vogel Sayer’s characters are so real that I felt as if I was literally right there in the story alongside them. It was as if they were my own family and friends. I also had a hard time putting the book down because I had to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next.

Sawyer inspires me in so many ways. I love how she creates a beautiful story and intertwines the Word of God into it without it being overly preachy and at the appropriate times. My favorite parts were the messages! Kim Vogel Sawyer speaks the truth in a powerful way. I’m praying for her ministry as this book makes it way to other readers. God is going to use her to make a huge impact on many of her readers.

This is a novel that I highly recommend. This is probably my favorite read of this year so far! Looking for Kim Vogel Sawyer’s future books.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

Read an excerpt.

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About Kim Vogel Sawyer

Kim Vogel Sawyer is the highly acclaimed, best-selling author of gentle stories of hope such as What Once Was Lost and Through the Deep Waters. 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 grandchildren.



Well, I’m pleased to announce that I’m hosting my very first giveaway! Two winners will be randomly selected to win a copy of Room for Hope by Kim Vogel Sawyer. Residents of the United States and Canada only. No P.O. Boxes, please.

To enter, just fill out the entry in the Rafflecopter link below. If the link doesn’t work below just leave your name and email in the comments section of this page.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You will be contacted via email if you are a winner. Winners will also be announced here so be sure to come back and find out if you’re a winner!

This giveaway will run from Tuesday, February 16 – midnight Est February 18.

Good luck!

And the giveaway is closed!

*drum roll*

Congratulations to Alexandria F. and Katie S.

You have won!

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