The Appalachian mountains have a rich culture that includes a strong sense of family, faith and the land that has brought the people together.
In Kim Vogel Sawyer’s novel, Guide Me Home, Rebekah Hardin learns the difficult lessons of loss, grief, guilt, and the acceptance of God’s forgiving grace while living in a poor, but strong of faith Appalachian farm family. Rebekah hires on as an assistant guide for the Mammoth Cave estate, a tourist attraction near the harding farm. She is old enough to marry, yet she chooses to work in the caves in order to earn enough money to help her parents purchase a headstone for her brother Andy. Andy was tragically lost in an incident in the Mammoth Cave. While working at the estate, Rebekah meets Devlin, a cartography student from the university who is focusing his senior project on mapping the tunnels in Mammoth Cave. Through working with the cave’s main guide, Tolly, and helping Devlin, Rebekah learns that her love of God and her faith can see her through any dark passage. As she lives her faith, she also helps to light the love of the Lord in Devlin’s heart.
delightful setting create a story that engages the reader from page one clear through to the end. Rebekah, is a strong willed, independent, kind young woman that the reader learns to love. The story moves right along and is a definite page turner. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Vogel’s book, Guide Me. Home and would strongly encourage anyone that enjoys an uplifting faith filled story read it as well.
FTC disclaimer: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review