Guide Me Home

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Guide Me Home
Written by: Kim Vogel Sawyer
Publisher: WaterBrook
Month, Year: August, 2016

A brief summary from Blogging For Books:
Working as a guide in Mammoth Cave might allow 
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?    

My Thoughts:
Striving to pay penance for her brother’s death, Rebekah Hardin sets off to find a job – any job – in order to help buy a headstone for his grave. Rebekah lands a job to be a guide’s helper at Mammoth Cave, the only woman ever to work at the cave. She works tirelessly to guide visitors safely throughout the tunnels beneath the ground, specifically one visitor in particular: Devlin Bale, a college cartographer working to map the tunnels of Mammoth Cave for his senior project.  But Devlin’s mapping is not as innocent as it seems, and when he begins questioning the surrounding landowners about the cave, tensions grow high as folks become suspicious of his motives. Things take a turn for the worst when someone or something begins stealing Rebekah’s gear while they’re in the tunnels. Rebekah and Devlin must work together and trust one another if they’re going to figure out the mystery of the Mammoth Cave.

Guide Me Home is incredibly insightful. The parallels of the darkness of the cave with the darkness of one’s own heart, how God’s light brings redemption to all places – this moved my heart!! I’ve been a fan of Kim Vogel Sawyer for a few years now, and Guide Me Home is yet another justification on why I love her work so much! I recommend this novel for anyone needing a daring adventure in their life without having to leave the comforts of their couch. 🙂

I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. 

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