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Guide Me Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer

In the year 1910, Rebecca Hardin is a twenty one year old living in the southern Kentucky hills.  She made a commitment to provide for her family.  During a time when only men were allowed to do difficult jobs, in order to make the best wages, she disguises herself as a man named Reb, and found work as a tour guide at the nearby Mammouth Cave.  She is trained how to navigate the complex natural wonder to ensure the tour groups get safely back to the surface.  Devlin Bale is a privileged university student who arrives in town to map the cave.  Will Rebecca let her true self surface and put aside the commitment she made to protect her family?

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: WaterBrook
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 9780307731401
ISBN-13: 9780307731401

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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?    
 


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author Bio

Kim Vogel Sawyer is the highly acclaimed, best-selling author of gentle stories of hope such as When Love Returns and Room for Hope. With more than one million books in print, Kim has garnered numerous awards including the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. She lives in central Kansas with her retired military husband Don. She enjoys travel, quilting, and spending time with her daughters and their families.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Endorsements

"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

Editorial Reviews

"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

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  1. Canada
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Amazing!
    November 21, 2016
    KavR
    Canada
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Guide Me Home.
    I've had a secret fascination for the Appalachian culture since reading Where the Lilies Bloom when I was a kid so it thrilled me to my toes when I started reading Guide Me Home and immersed myself in the lives of the people of the hill country.

    And, goodness, but isn't that a stunning cover? Captures Rebekah perfectly. Definitely eye-catching and promises what the text delivers. Told from four points of view -- Reb, Devlin, Tolly and Cissy (Rebekah's younger sister), Sawyer gives each character a unique voice and it was easy to lose myself in their simple but oh-so-complicated lives. Tolly in particular has a special place in my heart. An older African American gentleman with the wisdom only true faith can bring. He knows what's right and he isn't afraid to say so. Everyone needs a Tolly in their life.

    Rebekah and Devlin's friendship seems doomed to stall right there. Class distinction, educational differences and family backgrounds all seem insurmountable stumbling blocks to their budding romance. Plenty of fodder for angst!

    And I so appreciated the guileless way the author wove faith throughout the story...and the lives of these endearing characters.

    This is the kind book you willingly lose yourself in only to emerge hours later all discombobulated over finding yourself in the 21st century. Love losing a piece of myself in a good book!
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Guide Me Home
    October 24, 2016
    Ruth
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Guide Me Home, by Kim Vogel Sawyer, is set at Mammoth Cave, which is a real-life site. Rebekah Hardin needs a job at Mammoth Cave to raise money for a headstone for her younger brother who had died in that very cave over a year ago. But the only available position is to guide tour groups through the cave. So Rebekah disguises as a man, calls herself Reb, and applies for the job.

    Devlin Bale is a college student studing cartography who thinks turning Mammoth Cave into a national park would benefit everyone, especially his father who is running for Senate. Devlin agrees to map the cave, since the best map they have is desperately outdated.

    Tolly, the steadfast old guide, and Reb are assigned the task of escorting Devlin through the entirety of Mammoth Cave--not an easy job as the cave is indeed, mammoth. It takes all summer to get the task done.

    When Rebekah realizes Devlin's second reason for being here, she isn't pleased. Her neighbors are not going to agree to sell their land, their heritage, so the government can have a park.

    I enjoyed the storyline, and how it is written from different viewpoints. Rebekah's sister, Cissy, is a sub-main character, and her story is told here as well. I have read Kim's books before, and this is written very much in her style. I can't decide if a second book could be written or not. The story ends, but there are a few threads that could be picked up.

    I recieved this book from BLOGGING FOR BOOKS in exchange for my honest review.
  3. KY
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Guide me Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer
    October 14, 2016
    Rose McCauley
    KY
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Guide Me Home.
    In Guide Me Home, Kim Vogel Sawyers latest novel, she has written another lovely gentle story of hope romance with well-developed characters and plot that you can get lost in and forget you are reading a novel. Rebecca Hardin and her family live a hand-to-mouth existence on a farm that has been in her family for generations in the hills of southern Kentucky. Devlin Bale is a cartography student at the University of Kentucky. His father teaches there but plans to run for the Senate. Both Devlin and Rebecca want to help their families

    Two more different people and families would be hard to find. Yet, Rebecca and Devlin develop a respect and concern for each other as they spend hours together in the cave while she is the assistant to Tolly, the experienced guide who leads Devlins tours. Rebecca also introduces him to the families surrounding the cave area, including her own.

    God has important truths to teach both of these characters on their journeys, and we know He will guide them home.

    For history buffs, Kim has done a great deal of research on the Mammoth Cave area and weaves it into the story in a very enjoyable way. I have lived in Kentucky most of my life, and found the information she shares in this book fascinating. I bet you will, too.
  4. Bluff City, TN
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Guide Me Home
    September 28, 2016
    Lois
    Bluff City, TN
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Guide Me Home.
    i loved this book. i enjoyed learning the history.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    An inspiring novel
    September 19, 2016
    Bookworm Babblings
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Guide Me Home.
    I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

    Guide Me Home is a sweet Christian Historical Fiction about the power of prayer. Rebecca wants so desperately to help her family and ease the ache in her mother's heart from losing her only son. While working at Mammoth Cave, she meets the handsome Devlin Bale. Will they be able to overcome their differences? Will Cissy find the love that she desire? Will Devlin find out what is missing in his life?

    I absolutely loved this book! Cissy was surprisingly self-centered. She thought that everything was about her. I enjoyed learning about Mammoth Cave and the beauty of God's creation. My favorite character is most definitely Tolly, his faith was so strong. All in all this was a fantastic novel. If you like historical fiction or even a clean romance, this is the book for you!
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