Through the Deep Waters
May 6, 2014 | 352 Pages
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May 6, 2014 | 352 Pages
About Through the Deep Waters
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?
Praise for Through the Deep Waters
“Kim Vogel Sawyer paints a picture of redemption and forgiveness in not one but many lives in Through the Deep Waters. Just as weary travelers found comfort in Mr. Harvey’s hotels, readers will find comfort in this wrenching tale
of one woman’s shameful past and one man’s struggle to look beyond her indiscretions and accept the woman she has become—a woman redeemed by grace. Ms. Sawyer’s historically accurate novels tug the strings of the heart
while giving hope to those who feel unworthy.”
—Pam Hillman, author of Claiming Mariah
“Kim Vogel Sawyer’s careful attention to detail and heartfelt writing make her one of the industry’s favorites.”
—Lori Copeland, author of The Healer’s Touch
“Kim Vogel Sawyer has crafted an emotion-packed novel about two damaged souls whose faith and courage ultimately come shining through. Readers will root for Dinah and Amos to overcome the wounds of their troubled pasts in order to find love and hope for the future. With its vividly rendered settings and well-rounded characters, this lovely story is sure to please Ms. Sawyer’s many fans.”
—Dorothy Love, author of Carolina Gold
About Kim Vogel SawyerWith over 40 titles on library shelves and more than 1.5 million copies of her books in print worldwide, Kim Vogel Sawyer enjoys a full-time writing and speaking ministry. Empty-nesters, Kim and her retired military husband, Don, are active in their church’s music ministry. Additionally, Kim helps lead women’s fellowship and enjoys teaching at writing conferences and spiritual retreats. When she isn't writing, Kim enjoys quilting, traveling, and spoiling her granddarlings.
352 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: May 6, 2014
Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Carton Quantity: 24
Sneak PeekA past filled with shame can be washed away with a love that conquers all. Click here to download chapter one of Through the Deep Waters.
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 isnt 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.Click here to download chapter one of Through the Deep Waters.
I picked up a book and disappeared...to Chicago first, then into Clifton of Mr. harveyâ??s hotels, in Florence, Kansas. No, i have never visited the area, though I would love to see the opulence that set the hotels apart from others. With just a few words I became Dinah, though I have never met her, been in her circumstance or experienced her tragedies. I became her, because I identified with her thoughts and emotions. As a female, I think I...
I really enjoyed this book. I liked Dinah's story from the very beginning and her struggle to make a new life and overcome her past. I liked the character Amos and was cheering for Amos and Dinah. Overall this book was very good read. I would definitely recommend this book to my friends.
Through Deep Waters is the first book in the Waves of Freedom Series. Sarah Sundin has done it yet again! She has created a story that is so wonderful! You will feel as though you have travel back in time to the World War II era. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be setting on the edge of your seat reading this wonderful book. A book that you can tell was a lot of devotion to research to make sure the history was right. Love such...
One mistake. One man. And now Dinah is running from her past. Leaving the city life behind her, Dinah turns to Kansas, pursuing dreams of becoming a Harvey Girl. But her past haunts her. When Amos Ackerman starts to pursue her, she is confused. And when her past comes to light, will Amos reject her? Fact: Well written and well researched. A fairly interesting historical fiction - it represents accurate...
Through the Deep Waters by Kim Vogel Sawyer is a surprisingly different type of read, one that I found very refreshing and fulfilling. The story is touching, romance tender and sweet, characterization rich, and the theme of redemption is strong. As I began reading, I thought this would be a typical historical romance, maybe even a little predictable - but the further I read, the more I discovered there was nothing typical or predictable...