Monday, May 26, 2014

Book Monday: Through the Deep Waters Review

Hello everyone! I am hopefully finally back in the swing of a normal schedule. However, you can expect more posts to come about New Orleans and the Romantic Times Convention.
I wanted to let you know I have a Facebook Party scheduled to celebrate Swept to Sea's Six Month Anniversary!
You are all invited! There will be prizes, giveaways, and fun, so don't miss it.
Also, I'll ask everyone who told them about the party. Whoever's name gets mentioned the most gets a prize, so be sure to invite your friends.
You can join here.

Anyway, today I have a review of Through the Deep Waters by Kim Vogel Sawyer.

About the Book:
"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."

My Thoughts: 
The Idea:
I picked up this book because I was very interested in the concept of Harvey Girls. I have always loved the idea. But this book is more about a young girl who wants a job as a Harvey Girl. This is about Dinah, a girl running from her terrible past, where she was born to a prostitute and raised in a brothel. She wants nothing more than to work her way to a point where she feels worthy of the people around her at the respectable hotel, but she learns that she shouldn't be judged by her past or how hard she can work. All that matters is that God loves her as his child. It was an inspiring read.
The Characters:
I really liked Dinah. She seemed very realistic and although she had faced many struggles she worked hard to try to make a better life for herself. I also liked Amos, the crippled chicken farmer who desperately wants a wife and children. I loved following their story.
The Plot:
Definitely great. I couldn't put the book down.
The Setting:
I really liked it! Especially because part of it was set in Kansas City....this book is near me! Haha
A very inspiring read following the journey of a young woman pursuing a good life and  learning that God's love is all she needs to feel better.

About the Author:
Kim Vogel Sawyer is a best-selling, award-winning author highly acclaimed for her gentle stories of hope. More than one million copies of her books are currently in print. She lives in central Kansas where she and her retired military husband, Don, enjoy spoiling their ten granddarlings.


  1. The Facebook party sounds like fun!

    I just read this book, too, and I really enjoyed it!

    1. Thanks, Cortney!
      Really? I am so glad you enjoyed it!


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