Thursday, August 25, 2016

Book Review: Guide Me Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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Title: Guide Me Home

Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer

Series: Standalone

Genre: Historical

Audience: Adult


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?

**5 stars**

Guide Me Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer was such a wonderful novel! Faith, family, romance, and adventure deep in the belly of the Mammoth Caves of Kentucky ... 1907. I thoroughly enjoyed it! ^_^

Rebekah Hardin, oldest daughter in a family of nine, hopes to partially make up for a tragedy that befell her family two years back, by working as a tour guide through the Mammoth Caves. Along the way, she meets dear old Tully Sanford, and a handsome city boy named Devlin Bale. While she grows accustomed to her new job and makes friends, her sister Cissy is planning something that may well ruin Rebekah's plan for healing.

It was homey, thoughtful, and sweet ... an endearing historical tale about the Hardin family's lives and one young woman's journey to grace and love. I really enjoyed learning more about the history of the Mammoth Caves; some of my relatives have visited there before, so it was definitely cool reading about it, set in the year 1907!

It was fun to read the exchanges between Rebekah and all her younger sisters! So cute! I know a little bit about what that's like, being the oldest girl in my family. *smiles* Cissy was a piece of work, but by and by, you come to understand her a little more; and I was happy to get parts of her story! I really liked Tully; he was a superb character! *hugs him* And Devlin was wonderful too. These characters each had their own personalities and were real in my mind. I had a great time reading about them.

Guide Me Home had a little bit of slower pace, but that's perfectly alright. It suited the story. It's a little more along the lines of Janette Oke's novels. The romance was simply beautiful. I loved it. ^_^ And the family growing together, and the church, and ... yes. It was a simply, country, beautiful story. With a dash of suspense and action! *grins*

This is my first time reading by Kim Vogel Sawyer in quite awhile, and I must say, I so enjoyed this latest release of hers! ^_^

I received a copy of Guide Me Home from Blogging For Books review program in exchange for my honest review.

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