Sunday, July 31, 2016

Faith-filled historical fiction -- Guide Me Home

When a new Kim Vogel Sawyer book comes out, I don't have to wonder -- I KNOW it will be great.  So I was not surprised that in Guide Me Home Kim crafted an awesome story of of love, family, faith, hopes, and dreams.

As in all Kim's books, the characters are real to life and draw you into their stories from beginning to end, coming across as friends or family you have known all your life.  In Rebekah Hardin she gives us an incredible young woman, devoted to her family and her home in the hills, yet not totally afraid of dreaming of more.  Her sense of loyalty and sacrifice, even at great hardship, drives her beyond her guilt and fears.  Devlin Bale, the college-educated city boy with great ambitions, has plans that are quite different from Reb's, and he has much to learn about what is most important in life.  Tolly Sanford is a hard-working gentle spirit with a healthy dose of Godly wisdom that is valuable to everyone.

The historical aspect of this story adds a fascinating component, and it is obvious that Kim has done her homework on that.  The uplifting emphasis on faith provides a generous level of inspiration.

I highly recommend this books to fans of great inspirational fiction. Thanks to the author for providing a copy of Guide Me Home in exchange for my honest review.

About the Book:

Working in the massive cave might allow Rebekah the chance to bring joy back to her family. But will it claim more than it gives?

After tragedy leaves its mark on Rebekah Hardin’s family, she plans to help her parents and six siblings honor her beloved brother’s memory and alleviate their poverty by working as a guide in the dangerous cave system. Kentucky’s renowned Mammoth Cave presents profitable opportunities in for hardworking, capable men. But Rebekah is determined and if it means presenting herself as a himself, then she’s up to the job. 
Under the wing of experienced guide Tolly Sanford, “Reb” begins to learn the complexities of the cave and the two are joined by an aspiring young cartographer, Devlin Bale.
The university student has traveled to the hill country to map tunnels—not to fall for a girl in disguise. Can the God who designed miles of underground astonishment shape Devlin’s ambitious plans and free Reb from the weight from the past?   

About the Author:

KIM VOGEL SAWYER's titles have garnered awards including the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Kim lives in central Kansas with her retired military husband Don. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters and grandchildren.

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