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Through the Deep Waters! Must Read

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.

The Clifton offers a life Dinah has never known, but blinded to the love around her, Dinah remains buried in the shame of her past. When a handsome chicken farmer named Amos Ackerman starts to show interest, Dinah withdraws further, convinced no one could want a sullied woman like her.  Despite his self-consciousness about his handicapped leg and her strange behavior, Amos resolves to show Dinah Christ’s love. But can she ever accept a gift she so desperately needs?


About the Author:


Kim Vogel Sawyer is a best-selling author highly acclaimed for her gentle stories of hope. More than one million copies of her books are in print and have garnered awards including the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Kim lives in Kansas, where she and her retired military husband, Don, run a bed-and-breakfast inn with the help of their four feline companions. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters and nine grandchildren.



You can find out more about Ms. Sawyer by visiting her site:



My Review:


I love reading Kim Vogel Sawyer’s books. She really knows how to grab your attention and make you feel like you are there, watching the story unfold. In her latest novel, Through the Deep Waters, we find the story of Dinah, who’s mother is a prostitute and lives in a dark, gloomy room that she calls home. Her one goal in life is to become a Harvey Girl and to escape Chicago.


Leaving Chicago for Florence, Kansas to follow that dream, there she finds out that she is a year shy of the age required to become a Harvey Girl. She accepts a job as a chambermaid at the Clifton Hotel where Ruthie befriends her. Ruthie had the opposite life of Dinah, she had loving parents and was raised in a nice home, and her father is the minister of the church.


What kind of life will Dinah have now? Will she learn to love it in Florence or will she let her past always predict her future? What about love, will she ever find it or ever let anyone get close to her?


These questions and more can be answered in when you read the book. I promise you will not put it down once you start. I definitely give it 5 out 5 stars!!!! Wonderful!!!


Read the first chapter here:



“Blogging for Books provided this book to me for free in exchange for an honest review.”


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