Genre: Historical Romance
A past filled with shame can be washed away with a love that conquers all
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?
I have read many of Kim Vogel Sawyer's books over the years and she is always an author I look forward getting the chance to read her new books. While I will be honest and say this was not my favorite book it was still highly enjoyable and would recommend it to others to read. I really enjoyed the history of it and learning about something I hadn't really heard about before.
Redemption is truly the core message of this book. Dinah was a so sure she didn't deserve love from God or anyone. She saw her self as tainted and deserves to be cast away from people. Thankfully with the power of prayer and friendship others help her see that she is loved by the Father and that sin is forgivable. There is a secondary message of making assumptions without knowing the whole truth. They can really make a mess of things! This brought some laughs and some sadness to the book.
Overall, great book and recommend to those who enjoy historical fiction and Kim Vogel Sawyer. I know I look forward to see what she has coming out next. I am sure it will be great!
* I received this book from Blogging for Books for the purpose of this review. Thank You!