As the oldest child of Festus and Nell Hardin, twenty-year-old Rebekah feels compelled to do more for her family than ordinary farm and house chores. She knows her family needs her help at home, but they could use Rebekah’s income more, so she decides to take a job at Kentucky’s profitable Mammoth Cave. Finding that the only job openings are for guides – and male guides at that – Rebekah is determined enough to get hired on. Along the way, Rebekah bonds with older guide, Tolly, the son of a slave, and university student, Devlin. Adventure, danger and romance follows.
I enjoyed this sweet Christian book. It was filled with charming, likable and relatable characters. There were several subplots to keep readers interested and reading on. I liked that the initial storyline where Rebekah had to dress as a man in order to be hired faded away quickly and didn’t take over the book. There were so many other more important things going on.
The author’s writing style is engaging and appealing. The Bible and “religious” references were gently sprinkled within the story, so it never felt overdone. The characters were well developed enough for me to connect with them and become interested in the story from the start.
There are several wonderful elements at work in this book. Romance, family values, community loyalty, heartbreak and repentance all fill the pages. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a charming and enjoyable Christian novel.
5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton
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