The Innocent

Gabhart, Ann H. The Innocent. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2015.

innocentSet in the Shaker village of Harmony Hill, Carlyn Kearney intends to stay true to her marriage vows, even if her husband is listed as “missing” from the Union Army. Forced from her home due to her inability to pay, Carlyn turns to the Shaker community for hope and simplicity. With a mystery, Mitchell Brodie, a new way of life and heartache, Carlyn must learn to rely on God, especially in the hardest of times…

Hard to believe but I have not read any books by author Ann Gabhart yet (not sure how that happened).  Though this novel is not a series, it does take place in a familiar community from previous books but I had no problem following through as a stand-alone. (If I missed anything, I did not even realize it.) I enjoyed the mystery, light romance, humor and faith included in this story, making this author now one I will watch for in the future. Definitely well-written with an interesting storyline!

4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Innocent from Revell Publishing for my honest review*


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