Guide Me Home
Aug 2, 2016 | 352 Pages
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Aug 2, 2016 | 352 Pages
About Guide Me Home
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?
“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
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: Aug 2, 2016
Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Carton Quantity: 24
About Guide Me Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Working in the massive cave might allow Rebekah the chance to bring joy back to her family. But will it 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 in 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 and 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 from the past?
Press ReleaseCan Two Unlikely People Trust God to Guide Their Future?
Guide Me Home (WaterBrook, August 2, 2016) is the latest stand alone historical novel from best-selling author Kim Vogel Sawyer.
Two years after her brother Andy passes away, Rebekah Hardin’s large family still feels the pain of his death. To honor his memory and help alleviate the financial struggles of her family, Rebekah finds a job at Mammoth Cave, under experienced guide Tolly Sandford. Disguised as “Reb”, Rebekah takes to her new role quickly.
The pair are joined by Devlin Bale, the son of a wealthy Senate candidate. Devlin hopes his efforts mapping the massive cave and surrounding area will assist his father’s campaign. Devlin and Rebekah quickly develop a mutual admiration for one another, despite their different backgrounds. But when Devlin’s true intentions are revealed, Rebekah’s attraction to him becomes problematic. Can she trust God to lift the weight of her family’s past to guide her to a full future?
Award-winning author Sawyer weaves fascinating historical research about the world’s longest cave syste in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, into a compelling story of unexpected love between two unlikely people from different worlds.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kim Vogel Sawyer is the highly acclaimed, best-selling author of over thirty titles. With over one million books in print, Sawyer’s books have received the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. A life-long Kansas resident, she and her retired military hubby are empty-nesters with a quiverful of grandchildren they spoil as often as possible. For more on Sawyer, visit kimvogelsawyer.com
Contact PublicistJessica Lamb
I'm typically not into any "Christian" oriented-books. But I found myself very intrigued with the plot and relationship growth in this novel. I will read more from this author in the future. The writing was superb.I would recommend this book to friends, and have even allowed my husband to read it. He enjoyed it immensely as well.
Kim Vogel Sawyer brings us another historical fiction that brings the reader into a world where times are hard, family is all you have, and accidents happen far too easily. Leaving those behind to handle the pain and the guilt.Tragedy leaves Rebekah's family in shatters. Nothing is the same, and their all struggling to make it one day after the next. In an attempt to help her family Rebekah dresses as a man and takes a job as a guide through...
This was a captivating tale about a young woman who feels she has a debt to pay, replacing her own dreams. Loyal to her family, Rebecca is able to "pull off" a scheme to get hired for a position usually only given to boys. It didn't work exactly as planned, but because of another's feeling of debt, she "pulled it off". The setting is during a time of a taboo on Social Classes intermixing, Women considered inferior to men, and the beginning of...
GUIDE ME HOME by Kim Vogel Sawyer is a dramatic yet soft and sweet book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and would definitely recommend it to a friend. SOME THINGS I WOULD CHANGE: I feel that the book as a whole was a bit too predictable for my liking. I love a book with a bit of mystery, and that is the only thing that I have to complain about for this book. THINGS I LIKED: The thing I loved about this book is that it was so...
Guide Me Home was an enjoyable and easy read. I picked the book up because it was set in my home state, although while reading it I often didn't recognize the area because it was so many years before my time. It taught me quite a bit about the early days of the Mammoth Cave area, and it made me want to visit the cave again.