In a desperate time, can Neva find forgiveness for a grievous wrong—and make room for hope?
Neva Shilling has a heavy load of responsibility while her husband travels to neighboring communities and sells items from his wagon. In his absence, she faithfully runs the Shilling Mercantile, working to keep their business strong as the Depression takes its toll, and caring for their twins.
When a wagon pulls up after supper, Neva and her children rush out—and into the presence of the deputy driving a wagon carrying three young children. The deputy shocks her with the news that Warren and his wife have died, insisting it was their last request that the three children go live with “Aunt Neva.”
Neva’s heart is shattered as she realizes that Warren’s month-long travels were excuses for visits with his secret family. She wants nothing more than to forget Warren, but can she abandon these innocent children to an orphanage? Yet if she takes them in, will she ever be able to see them as more than evidence of her husband’s betrayal and love them the way God does?
Room for Hope by Kim Vogel Sawyer is a wonderful story of hope, just as the title suggests, and forgiveness. I loved the style in which Room for Hope is written, reading from the point of view of several characters made the story resonate even more for me. You got to see how Neva dealt with her husbands betrayal as well as how the children dealt with it. Arthur and Jesse provide a wonderful outside view of the situation as well. I would have to argue that Room for Hope is one of Kim Vogel Sawyer's best novels yet. Treat yourself to this book, you won't regret it!
5 out of 5. An Afternoon Snack that is simply the best!
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.