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?
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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 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.