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Through the Deep Waters
Through the Deep Waters
Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer
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,...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780307731296
ISBN-10: 0307731294
Publication Date: 5/6/2014
Pages: 352
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Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Heart-tugging story about a Harvey Girl.

Through The Deep Waters was my introduction to Kim Vogel Sawyer's books, and honestly, I'm surprised I haven't picked them up before.

One of the things that made me pick up this book is the Harvey Girl theme. Ever since I watched the old Judy Garland movie The Harvey Girls, I have really enjoyed reading stories about them. In a day and age where waitressing was NOT respectable, the Harvey Girls WERE respectable young women. In many ways they pioneered the profession for young women today.

An emotional book, Through The Deep Waters is a story that most of us can relate to in one way or another. This isn't just Dinah's story but it is also Amos's and Ruth's, each of them having much to learn about God's love, forgiveness, friendship, and true love.

This is a well-told story and I found it to be very emotionally compelling. It not only entertains but leaves you contemplating your own life, and where you need both forgiveness and to forgive.

As I read the book, it faintly reminded me of the Biblical Hosea and Gomer. I have no idea if the author intended it but personally I liked that little thread running through the story.

Fans of Kim Vogel Sawyer, historical fiction, or Harvey Girl stories will love Through The Deep Waters.

(I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are entirely my own.)