If you like reading books that the author wrote in a different time period, then you will love Through the Deep Waters written by 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, 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.You are going to love this story! It has a little bit of everything in it, mostly romance & love, but also a mystery that could hurt Dinah if Amos finds out.
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?
Dinah had a few incidents when she was a young girl and she managed to escape when she saw her moment to do so. But, as with all secrets, they eventually come out, and Dinah will have to lean on God and her new friend Ruthie.
The other person in this drama, Amos, who is suppose to be a Christian, loses control when he finds out about her secret and here is where he disappoints me. I thought all Christian's are suppose to forgive and help the sinner get saved.
This story is a lesson that needs to be taken seriously. I firmly believe in telling the truth and especially if it's someone who you love and might get to be with as husband and wife. Other than that, she did the best that she could. I am not talking about the small white lies we tell to spare someone's feelings, but the big ones that could ruin a person's life.
Like I said earlier, it is a good story and worth reading because it deals in all kinds of emotions and people. You will love and hate some of the characters sometimes, but in the end you will keep on reading because it's just too darn entertaining not to!
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