Thursday, August 25, 2016

Guide Me Home: A Novel by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Book Description: 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?    

My Thoughts:    Kim Vogel Sawyer drew in at page one with the interesting story of Rebekah Hardin and her job as a guide in the Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. The descriptions of Mammoth Cave through a tour guides eyes made feel as if I was on that tour.
The story is quite interesting because the Mammoth Cave personnel only want to hire qualified men.  And, well, Rebekah is a young woman.  
However, Rebekah knows the job is for her and she under a disguise and by the name "Reb." 
Rebekah knows that she is good at this job and she also knows that she needs the job to help her family out of their poverty.  
Poor Rebekah!  Her family is quite lost without her beloved brother.
Then Tolly Stanford arrives to map out the cave.  He,too, loves his job.
An interesting story with some twists as Tolly and "Reb" learn to work together but yet are drawn to each other.
A fantabulous historical story!

*This book was provided for review by Waterbrook/Multnomah*

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook (August 2, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307731391
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307731395

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