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Monday, June 30, 2014

Through the Deep Waters by Kim Vogel Sawyer

A past filled with shame can be washed away with a love that conquers all
Born  to an unloving prostitute in a popular Chicago brothel, timid  seventeen-year-old Dinah Hubley was raised amidst the secrets held in  every dark, grimy room of her home. Anxious to escape, Dinah pursues her  dream of becoming a Harvey Girl, waiting tables along the railroad in  an upscale hotel. But when she finds out she isn’t old enough, her only  option is to accept a job as a chambermaid at the Clifton Hotel in  Florence, Kansas. Eager to put everything behind her, Dinah feels more  worthless than ever, based on a single horrible decision she made to  survive.

The Clifton offers a life Dinah has never known, but  blinded to the love around her, Dinah remains buried in the shame of her  past. When a handsome chicken farmer named Amos Ackerman starts to show  interest, Dinah withdraws further, convinced no one could want a  sullied woman like her.  Despite his self-consciousness about his  handicapped leg and her strange behavior, Amos resolves to show Dinah  Christ’s love. But can she ever accept a gift she so desperately needs?

You can read Chapter One HERE

My Thoughts on This Book:

I love reading stories by Kim Vogel Sawyer. The way she writes draws me in every time. This was no different. The characters came to life right upon the pages. Dinah grew up in a brothel. I couldn't imagine how easily your innocence can be swept away by just existing in a place like that. Her mother, a prostitute, was dying and by the time Dinah was 17 she needed a way out and a new life but didn't know how. With no money and still needing to take care of her mother, she does the unthinkable. 

Thinking moving away from the area would bring her a new life, it does in the beginning but nightmares and things that trigger her memories cause her grief. She finds favor in a chicken farmer named Amos. A wonderful, gentle man, wanting to court her. Can her past be kept in the past or will it all come back to her when she least expects it?

Very well written and a page turner until the end..

Kim Vogel Sawyer 
Kim Vogel Sawyer is a best-selling, award-winning author highly acclaimed  for her gentle stories of hope. More than one million copies of her  books are currently in print. She lives in central Kansas where she and  her retired military husband, Don, enjoy spoiling their ten  grand darlings. Visit her website HERE.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given.

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