About Guide Me Home
352 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Aug 2, 2016
Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Working as a guide in Mammoth Cave might allow Rebekah the chance to bring joy back to her family. But will the cave 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 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. 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 of her past?
This was a captivating tale about a young woman who feels she has a debt to pay, replacing her own dreams. Loyal to her family, Rebecca is able to “pull off” a scheme to get hired for a position usually only given to boys. It didn’t work exactly as planned, but because of another’s feeling of debt, she “pulled it off”.
The setting is during a time of a taboo on Social Classes intermixing, Women considered inferior to men, and the beginning of acceptance of girls in a few colleges. Rebecca’s path crosses with that of attractive Devlin Bale, a cartographer, who is in Mammoth Cave resort to fulfill his Graduate project of expanding on an out of date map – the only one created….But is this his only reason for being there?
Because of Devlin’s high social status and Rebecca’s very humble one, nothing can ever become of their growing attraction to each other. A local boy has been pursuing Rebecca for years. Will he win?
This is a tale of romance, intrigue, suspense, individual values and more. It will keep the reader eagerly turning to the next page until the very end of the book.
The Title and Book Cover are a perfect “fit”. The characters seem so alive the reader feel he/she is there with them. The scenes are depicted well and easily visualized, “taking” the reader into the various places.
*This book was sent as a gift but in no way am I expected to post anything but an honest review.
This deems a Five Stars rating
“Quite simply, I loved this story from page one until the end. Rebekah Hardin is truly one of Kim Vogel Sawyer’s most lovable heroines. Kim has created a story that lovingly depicts the people, land, and culture of Appalachia. Guide Me Home is a tale of love and hope and faith that will hold your heart long after you reach the end.”
—Laurie Alice Eakes, author of The Mountain Midwife, 2016 Rita Finalist
“Kim Vogel Sawyer’s characters light up the pages in this deeply moving story of misplaced guilt, ambition, and dreams. I found myself quickly turning pages to find out how Devlin and Reb would resolve their differences in class and culture. And Kim didn’t disappoint. As I read the last page, I felt as if I too had been guided home.”
—Pam Hillman, author of Stealing Jake
“Just when I thought Kim Vogel Sawyer’s novels couldn’t get any better, Guide Me Home fell into my lap, and I was once again amazed by her marvelous resourcefulness. I’ve read several of Kim’s books, so I can say with honesty that this is one of her finest. It is a poignant story of faith, family, and endearing romance. If you are a fan of historical romance rich with descriptive detail, you will love Guide Me Home.”
—Sharlene MacLaren, author of the Tennessee Dreams series and the River of Hope series
“Kim Vogel Sawyer has expertly crafted a novel that’s rich in both God’s truths and American history. I thoroughly enjoyed this dynamic story. It’s been wonderfully researched and delves into the concept of watching our words and the consequences that can unfold when we don’t. But Kim doesn’t leave readers there, suffering in guilt. Through compelling characters, she illustrates God’s infinite grace and love’s healing powers. Readers will not be disappointed!”
—Andrea Boeshaar, author of the acclaimed Shenandoah Valley Saga
About Kim Vogel Sawyer
KIM VOGEL SAWYER is a highly acclaimed, best-selling author with more than one million books in print, in seven different languages. Her titles have earned numerous accolades 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, where she continues to write gentle stories of hope. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters and grandchildren.