Monday, July 2, 2012
The Gifted by Ann H. Gabhart
By 1849, Jessamine Brady has been in the Shaker Village for half her life, but in spite of how she loves her sisters there, she struggles to conform to the strict rules. Instead she entertains dreams of the world outside. When Tristan Cooper seems to step out of those dreams to entice her into the forbidden realm beyond the Shaker Village, her life turns upside down. Will Jessamine be able to survive the storms of the world? Or will she retreat back to the peace of Harmony Hill?
The thousands of loyal fans of Gabhart's Shaker novels will love this entrancing story of learning to trust the gifts God gives us and let him guide us through life.
When I started reading this book, I expected it to be a Christian book. While it was, it was mainly about the Shakers faith and way of life. That was not necessarily a bad thing though. While I was not expecting it, nor do I agree with the Shaker beliefs, it was an interesting read. It started off slow, because the author had to explain the Shaker way of life to us. Once you got into the book though, it was a good read. I really enjoyed seeing her relationship with Tristan develop. It was also interesting to watch her struggle with her two different worlds.
Available July 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.