She longs for peace–for her land and her heart–but can it truly be found at Harmony Hill?
Carlyn Kearney has spent two lonely years not knowing whether to mourn or to hope after she receives word from the Union Army that her husband is missing. When the war ends without further word, Carlyn finds herself penniless, in debt, and forced from her home. With nowhere else to go, she seeks refuge at the Shaker village of Harmony Hill.
The Shakers profess peace through simple living, but to Carlyn, the Shaker life seems anything but simple. When mysterious deaths disturb the peace of the village, Carlyn falls under intense scrutiny. Can a kind sheriff help her expose the true culprit?
Bestselling author Ann H. Gabhart invites fans back to Harmony Hill for a story laced with intrigue, romance, and heart.
“The Innocent is another well-crafted tale from the pen of Ann H. Gabhart. With characters that will steal your heart, Gabhart introduces a desperate young heroine who seeks safety among the Shakers during the post-Civil War era and a sheriff determined to come to her aid. A rich and rewarding read you won’t want to miss!”—Judith Miller, award-winning author of Refined by Love series
My thoughts and giveaway:
Ann has a wonderful way of weaving a story together. Her newest book holds true to that.
In this new release we get an inside look into the Shaker community. I, for one, had a lot of ideas about the faith that were way off so I got a little education while I read.
Carlyn is a woman with an uncertain future. She holds onto the hope that her husband is still alive but after two years it’s a thin thread of hope.
Mitchell is a strong hero with hurts of his own from the past. He is instantly likable.
There are other characters who help round out the story as well. A couple of mysteries along the way will keep you reading: deaths in the Shaker village and the unanswered question of Carlyn’s husband.
I think fans of Ann will be pleased with this newest release.
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