Genre: Historical Romance
Sometimes a secret must be kept for the truth to be revealed.
When a suspicious accident occurs at the famous Dinsmore Chocolate Factory in Sinclair, Kansas, Caroline Lang goes undercover as a factory worker to investigate the circumstances surrounding the event and how the factory treats its youngest employees—the child workers. Caroline’s fervent faith, her difficult childhood, and compassionate heart drove her to her job as an investigator for the Labor Commission and she is compelled to see children freed from such heavy adult responsibilities, to allow them to pursue an education.
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. Caroline and Oliver become fast friends, but tension mounts when the two find themselves at odds about the roles of child workers. Hiding their identities becomes even more difficult when fate brings them together over three children in desperate need. When all is revealed, will the truth destroy the love starting to grow between them?
Wow, I am convinced this is Kim Vogel Sawyer's best book yet. I think it will be hard for future books to live up to this one, it truly was that great! From the first page I was hooked and could not put the book down. I just loved how fast she transported me back in time!
I really enjoyed the setting of being in a chocolate factory, but seeing the story played out through two undercover workers both with their own agendas but finding they need each other to get the answers they need. What they find out is more related then they ever could imagine and really brings light to some problems that still exist today. I loved the secondary message of how children need a family and an education, not to just learn how to work a job.
Fans of Kim Vogel Sawyer will not be disappointed at all. I will say I would love a second book to go further into the lives of Ollie, Carrie and the three children.
* I received this book through Blogging for Books for the purpose of this review. Thank you!