Thursday, January 30, 2014

Echoes of Mercy Book Review

About the Book

When a suspicious accident occurs at the Dinsmore Chocolate Factory in Sinclair, Kansas, in 1904, Caroline Lang goes undercover as a factory worker to investigate. 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. (Goodreads)

My Review
What a fun read! I really have seen a huge jump in Kim Sawyer's writing and I like it. Her characters and setting and story lines seem to be a lot more developed than those of her first novels. This book has a great setting, Kansas, which happens to be in the same state where I live. I don't read many books set in Kansas so I enjoy reading those small Kansas town settings. I learned a lot about the workings of a chocolate factory and how young children were used endlessly for labor during the early 1900s. I love Caroline's character as an undercover agent who is looking into a recent death at the chocolate factory all while she tries to care and help the children workers. The romance is sweet hidden in mystery, it's predictable, while there is a slight twist to the ending I was not expecting. 
For those who enjoy a bit of romance and strong witted historical characters you will enjoy this read. 

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"I received this book from Blogging for Books for free in exchange for an honest review."

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