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After they marry, it quickly becomes apparent Cable has no intention of leaving his beloved hometown of Highcoal. Reluctant at first, Song is soon swept up in the strange, funny, and always interesting highjinks of the little mining town's quirky citizens. But things turn deadly serious when, to save her husband and her town, she must put on the red helmet of the new coal miner and make a life-changing sacrifice.
Note: contains language that some may find offensive.*
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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2008
Song Hawkins is a beautiful, tough, but lonely New York City businesswoman who thinks she's met the man of her dreams in Cable Jordan, the superintendent of a West Virginia coal mine. But soon after they impulsively marry, Song realizes they're in big trouble. She can't imagine life outside of New York, and Cable has no intention of leaving his beloved town of Highcoal.
Song's visit to the little mining community only makes things worse. It looks like the marriage is over. But in a shocking turn of events, Song realizes it's up to her to put on the red helmet of the new coal miner and descend into the deep darkness. There she faces her greatest challenge with choices and courage that will forever impact the life of Cable and the entire town.
Homer Hickam (also known as Homer H. Hickam, Jr.) is the bestselling and award-winning author of many books, including the #1 New York Times memoir Rocket Boys, which was adapted into the popular film October Sky. A writer since grade school, he is also a Vietnam veteran, a former coal miner, a scuba instructor, an avid amateur paleontologist, and a retired engineer. He lives in Alabama and the Virgin Islands.
Cynthia Medford5 Stars Out Of 5August 16, 2010Cynthia MedfordI am a God fearing believer but I was born a sinner. Song is a sinner who towards the end of the storyline becomes a believer. I have never found a Thomas Nelson book that was not proper for a church library. I was asked by one member to read the book and still feel like it is fine for the library. I like how Hickam tells the story of how miners and their families come together in times of tragedy supporting one another. The love Song shows Cable as they both try to escape the mine was touching.
Richard Ratliff5 Stars Out Of 5August 28, 2009Richard RatliffThe previous reviewers should have finished the book. This is a great story of conversion of a nonchristian thru the love of unlikley new friends. I worked my way thru college in undergroung mines and know that the work is hard and dangerous, but the workers have great faith in God.
Nancy Matson1 Stars Out Of 5July 21, 2009Nancy MatsonI agree with the other reviewer. I had to quit reading it after the first page. It is not a Christian book.
Mark1 Stars Out Of 5July 6, 2009MarkThis book does not belong in a Christian store, or on CBD. The language and content are not Christian. Use of the "b-word" and more. This is par for the course anymore for Thomas Nelson - more people need to complain to them, as I have.