The librarian of Boone’s Hollow

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader


The librarian of Boone’s Hollow


Kim Vogel Sawyer








346 pages


Addie has big dreams for her life. She hopes to become a novelist and give readers an escape they need from the Great Depression Americans are living through. But when her father loses his job, Addie is forced to quit school and take the only job she can find-delivering books on horseback to families in the hills of Kentucky.

Not only does Addie have almost no experience on a horse but she has no idea of the prejudices of the Boone Hollow residents; superstitions abound and all newcomers are held in great suspicion.

As Addie struggles to deal with an age old rivalry, she has a personal issue to deal with us well. Another librarian on horseback, Bettina, is convinced Addie is “making a play” for Emmett Tharp, their library boss and the love of Bettina’s life.

Mercy, grace and forgiveness abound in The librarian of Boone’s Hollow, God’s mercy and grace as well as that evidenced by His people.


4 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Historical fiction fans

Christian impact:

A large part of this book is its message to forgive and to bestow grace upon one another.

Also includes:

-readers guide

-about the author


The Librarian of Boone's Hollow (The Librarian of Boone's Hollow, #1)

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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