Song of My Heart Review

Name of bookSong of My Heart

Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer

Reviewer: Melissa

Summary: Sadie Wagner has always been devoted to her family. So when her stepfather is injured and can’t work, she decides to leave home and accept a position as a clerk at the mercantile in Goldtree, Kansas. Goldtree also offers the opportunity to use her God-given singing talent–though the promised opera house is far different from what she imagined. With her family needing every cent she can provide, Sadie will do anything to keep her job.

McKane comes to Goldtree at the request of the town council. The town has been plagued by bootlegging operations, and Thad believes he can find the culprit.
After he earns enough money doing sheriff work, he wants to use it to pay for his training to become a minister.
Thad is immediately attracted to the beautiful singer who performs in Asa Baxter’s unusual opera house, but when he hears her practicing bawdy tunes, he begins to wonder if she’s far less innocent than she seems. And when Sadie appears to be part of the very crimes he’s come to investigate, is there any hope the love blossoming between them will survive?
About the Author:  Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of nineteen novels, including several CBA and ECPA bestsellers. Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Kim is active in her church, where she leads women’s fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and six grandchildren.
She invites you to visit her Web site at for more information.
Rating: 4

Reason for rating: I have to be honest. When I first started off this book and for about the first half off the book, I thought it was just okay. I was going to rate it three stars. Sid (Sadie’s cousin that first writes to her about the opportunity to move to Goldtree) annoyed me at first. I figured out who the bootlegger was on very early on. The love triangle aspect of the book bored me quickly. It felt a little predictable at first. But as I moved into the last third of the book, I found myself really enjoying it. Sid came around to be more likable. The plot thickens. Sadie was a really likable character from the beginning and she only became more likable to me as the book went on because of all the human emotions that Sadie experienced that felt so real and genuine to me. I was rooting for her. Plus, not only that, but I really liked the Christian themes in the book. Some of the verses and reminders that the characters brought to mind happened to also be verses and reminders that I needed to hear at this point in time. Overall it was a good light read and I enjoyed it when I finished it. If you’re unsure about it in the beginning, keep reading because it has a good ending.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this for free to provide my honest thoughts about the book. I was under no obligation to review it positively.