About the Book
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. (Goodreads)
I picked this book because I like to read about characters who struggle and find hope because it is reality. Books take me out of my own reality but I do enjoy books that speak truth and this book is set in the truth of prostitution and the hard life for a young woman in 1883. I enjoyed Dinah's character and her growth throughout the book. The pages skip between three different people but I liked reading from Dinah's perspective the most. The middle of the book got a bit slow for me but I loved the history about the Harvey Girls and working at the Clifton Hotel. The end of the book is really very good and Amos' character shines through.
For those who like redeeming story lines with God's love throughout you will like this book.
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Look for this book May 6, 2014!
"I received this book from Blogging for Books for free in exchange for an honest review."