About This Book
Working as a guide in Mammoth Cave might allowÂ 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 Hardinâ€™s family, she plans to help her parents and six siblings honor her beloved brotherâ€™s memory and alleviate their poverty by working as a guide in the dangerous cave system. Kentuckyâ€™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 sheâ€™s up to the job.
Under the wing of experienced guide Tolly Sanford, â€œRebâ€ 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 Devlinâ€™s ambitious plans and free Reb from the weight of her past?
Once again Kim Vogel Sawyer gives a beautiful story about life. In this historical fiction book she takes us to the hills of Kentucky and Mammoth Cave. She introduces to characters that are charming and people you want to know.
I loved the characters in this book. Rebekah was a strong and devoted daughter who carried a tremendous load, an emotional one and at times a physical one. As it is oftentimes in large families there is the “problem” child. In the Hardin family it was Cissy. More than once I would have loved to slap that girl up side her head!
Devlin Bale was interesting. I enjoyed watching him throughout the story. The author did a great job developing his character. In many ways Tolly was my favorite character. Being a descendent of a slave in the early 1900’s he dealt with a lot of prejudice. But his faith and integrity carried him through the tough times. He was an inspiration to the other characters in the book and to me as a reader.
The story itself was enjoyable. I had never heard of the Mammoth Caves in Kentucky. So I enjoyed learning about it. The interaction between characters was realistic and flowed at a good pace. The author gave us a mystery of what was might be going on in the cave that shouldn’t have.
I think Sawyer fans will thoroughly enjoy this story. This story would be a great introduction to this author if you’ve never read her.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissionâ€™s 16 CFR, Part 255.