Friday, February 14, 2014

Book Review: Echoes of Mercy by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Caroline Lang receives a job toting chocolates around on carts at Dinmore’s World-Famous Chocolate Factory; the other lady who tried out for the job is given a heavier cart and was set up to not receive the job. Even though Caroline received the job in an unfair way, she plans to investigate a death that occurred at the factory while she is working and the unfair working conditions of the child workers who receive low pay and imperfect chocolates as an incentive. A man named Ollie and Caroline become friends pretty quickly and Caroline finds herself looking forward to his appearances at her workplace. An unexpected event happens and Caroline finds herself taking care of three orphaned children; which causes a rearrangement of her work duties and quite possibly her whole life.

Some of the unfair conditions that we face in this world are brought into the lives many different people. People are denied jobs even though they qualify for them and have worked very hard to be trained in certain vocational areas. Children are sometimes forced to work for little or no pay when they should be in school. Workplaces are sometimes set up to make a lot of money when other’s lives are put at risk. I loved Caroline’s determination to learn what was behind the operations of Dinmore’s World-Famous Chocolate Factory so that she could try to discover any deceptive operating practices and to try to cause some kind of change(s) to happen. I hope through reading this story that many more people will stand up to protect the rights of people that have little or no voice about where they go and what they are forced to do.

My rating = 5 out of 5 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

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