Hi Readers, It’s finally the weekend!
Here in VA, we are having overcast skies, rain and a wonderful breeze which is perfect for sitting on the porch with a book (as long as I don’t get wet!).. it’s really starting to feel like Fall here – And what better to do with my weekend then to jump into a new book! Today’s book is A Deep Divide by Kimberley Woodhouse, this is a Historical Fiction novel that I hope you will love as much as I did. So without further ado, let’s go back in time to the year 1905 to visit the Grand Canyon!
The Bookish Details
Book: A Deep Divide
Series: Secrets of the Canyon, book 1
Author: Kimberley Woodhouse
Genre: Historical Christian
Release date: October 5th 2021
From The Back Cover
With her past behind her, she has nothing–and everything–to lose.
After being kidnapped as a child, heiress Emma Grace McMurray has seen firsthand the devastation that greed causes in the world, and she wants nothing to do with it. When she discovers her father has offered her up as a bargaining chip to expand his empire, she disappears into the night. Determined to stay hidden, even if it means always looking over her shoulder, she finds herself working as a Harvey Girl at the El Tovar Hotel.
When Ray Watkins arrives at the hotel on business, he is immediately captivated by the beauty of the Grand Canyon. Though his fame-seeking father aims to lure new investors to the Arizona Territory, Ray dreams of one day taking over the family business and doing good with the profits.
Ray immediately admires Emma Grace, and though an attraction begins to form, she can’t let go of the deep-rooted fear that he’s just like every other wealthy man she’s known. When suspicious activity follows Emma Grace and Ray to the El Tovar, they are pulled into a mystery that stirs up their worst fears. And as shocking revelations come to light, they are left to question all they thought to be true.
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What Did I Think?
This book contains the perfect combination of humor, romance and history. Then, to make it even better, the author added a dash of danger and suspense! The author crafted a story that was so well written and had so many details, that I felt like I had visited the Grand Canyon. One of my favorite parts of the book, were the interactions between Grace and Ray, because some of them were funny, some were a bit awkward and the rest were sweet and romantic. I’ve read a few books that feature the Harvey Girls, so I was excited to see another glimpse into their lives and I wasn’t disappointed. Every time I read about them, I am impressed by their discipline and patience; however, this book also showed me that they considered themselves a family and they took care of their own. Another thing I loved reading about, was how Emma grew in her faith. She had her doubts and honestly felt abandoned by God; however, the events of her past and the people that God put in her life, all helped to show her just how much he loved her .Overall, I loved reading this book and can’t think of anything I would change. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone who likes Historical Fiction
About The Author
Kimberley Woodhouse is the best-selling and award-winning author of more than two dozen books. She is a wife, mother, author, and musician with a quick wit and positive outlook despite difficult circumstances. A popular speaker, she’s shared at more than 2,000 venues across the country. Kimberley and her family’s story have garnered national media attention for many years including ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, The Montel Williams Show, Discovery Health channel’s Mystery ER, The Hour of Power, The Harvest Show, and over 1,000 other TV appearances and radio interviews. She lives and writes in the Poconos with her husband of thirty years. You can find out more about her and her books by visiting kimberleywoodhouse.com
Thanks so much for stopping by — if you check out this book, I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did! I would love to know if you have read this book or if this would be a book you would check out.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂
>>Special thanks to Kimberley Woodhouse, Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley for letting me read and review this book – all opinions are my own.