Seeker by Ann H. Gabhart
Available July 2010; $14.99
From the publisher:
Set during the 1860s, The Seeker introduces readers to Charlotte Vance, a pampered Kentucky gentlewoman who knows what she wants. But when the man she planned to marry joins the Shakers—a religious group that does not allow marriage—she is left dumbfounded. And when her father brings home a new wife who is young enough to be Charlotte’s sister, it is more than she can bear.
With the country—and her own household—on the brink of civil war, Charlotte hatches a plan to avoid her new stepmother and win back her man by joining the Shaker community at Harmony Hill. Little does she know that this decision will lead her down a road of unforeseen consequences.
In this moving and well-researched story, Gabhart brings alive the strikingly different worlds of the Southern gentry, the simple Shakers, and the ravages of war during the 1860s to deliver a touching story of love, freedom, and forgiveness.
Seriously, this is one of my favorite books I have ever read. I am amazed how rich the historical factor that was presented in this book. My husband is from Kentucky and so it was interesting to learn of its part in the civil war.
I usually past by books that have anything to do with the civil war. I am not a fan of Gone with the Wind – it just makes me sad. But, this book tells a story of a different kind.
I also was amazed to learn so much about the Shakers. I had no idea of the religion – I honestly thought they were like the Quakers. There is much difference.
Would I recommend this book? In a heartbeat!!!
It is an awesome book to take on vacation or just a rainy day!
“Available July 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
Note: I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated. The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way