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A young woman sings of God’s love—even if she doesn’t believe He can forgive her—in this heartwarming novel inspired by historical events, from the bestselling author of A Tapestry of Grace.

“An unforgettable story of God’s grace and redemption.”—Kathleen Y’Barbo, author of
The Black Midnight

Driven by survival to a life at a house of ill repute, Birdie Clarkson now longs only for escape. So when Reverend Isaiah Overly and his son, Ephraim, appear and offer a better life, she jumps at the chance. Ignoring the furious raging of the madam, Birdie climbs into the back of the preacher’s wagon. 
The men take her to Hope Hill, the haven the reverend and his wife, Ophelia, founded so women like Birdie can be taught skills to help them rise above their pasts. Soon a resistant Birdie finds herself singing in the choir Ephraim leads at revival meetings, even though she’s certain she’s the last person who should be representing God. 
Reverend Overly teaches that no one is irredeemable, but even as Ephraim is falling in love with her, Birdie remains convinced that she’s past saving. After all she’s been through, can she ever believe that God’s redemption wipes every soul clean? And can Ephraim convince her that God loves her more than she can grasp—and that he does, too?

Genre: Inspirational

Praise for this book

"Kim Vogel Sawyer's The Songbird of Hope Hill illustrates that no matter how often or how far we fall, God is always there to help us back up. Truly nothing - nothing - can separate us from the love of God." - Julianna Deering

"What a precious story of God's grace and redemption! Kim Vogel Sawyer writes with poignant precision, weaving stories with depth that draw in her readers. The Songbird of Hope Hill had my full attention from its absorbing start to its tender finish, leaving me teary-eyed - and longing for a sequel. Splendid!" - Sharlene MacLaren

"Kim Vogel Sawyer blends affecting atmosphere, complex circumstances, challenging conflicts, and rewarding resolution in her latest historical novel, The Songbird of Hope Hill. In Birdie Clarkson, Sawyer has created that character we all yearn to comfort - the sinner who desperately craves love for her broken, humbled heart. One can't help but to cheer for Birdie in her brave willingness to step forward into peace and freedom. This book satisfies our longing to experience again the kind of forgiveness and divine justice that only Jesus can grant." - Trish Perry

"The Songbird of Hope Hill held my heart from the first page. Set in Texas in 1895, this touching story is about Birdie Clarkson, a good girl who was forced to make bad decisions, and Ephraim Overly, the son of a minister and his wife who want to save fallen women. That task proves to be a tough one, and secrets from the past haunt these characters like an ever-blowing prairie wind. Fans of Francine Rivers's Redeeming Loveshould enjoy this story of redemption and one young woman's need to find grace and forgiveness." - Lenora Worth

"In The Songbird of Hope Hill, Kim Sawyer has penned an unforgettable story of God's grace and redemption. Birdie's and Ephraim's love story is a parable for the love God has for us. You'll be thinking of these characters long after you've turned the last page. I know I still am." - Kathleen Y'Barbo

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