Friday, December 13, 2013
Review of Christmas at Harmony Hill
My Review: What a precious story of forgiveness and joy! I must agree with Heather though....I would never be a successful Shaker as I would never be able to give my children away and allow someone else to raise them. I was also shocked to read that the Shakers do not condone marriage and force the women, men, and children to all live in separate buildings. What joy I would miss if I did not have my children close by as they grew up.
Ann Gabhart has depicted the fear and anguish of the Civil War as well. Gideon and his fellow troops endured great hardship to fight for what they each believed. Family was pitted against family as the book clearly shows with Heather's brother, Simon, and her husband, Gideon, who fight on opposite sides of the same war. I certainly have taken a great lesson from the pages of this book on forgiveness, joy in worship, and love of family.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
Ann H. Gabhart grew up on a farm in Kentucky. By the time she was ten she knew she wanted to be a writer. She's published over twenty novels. She and her husband have three children and nine grandchildren. She still lives on a farm not far from where she grew up. She loves playing with her grandkids, walking with her dog, reading and, of course, writing. Her Shaker books, set in her fictional Shaker village of Harmony Hill in the 1800's, are popular with readers. The Outsider was a Christian Fiction Book Award Finalist in 2009. Her Heart of Hollyhill books are Small Town, America books set in the 1960's. Angel Sister, a Rosey Corner book set during the Great Depression, will be followed by Small Town Girl. Visit Ann's website http://annhgabhart.com or her two blogs, One Writer's Journal, www.annhgabhart.blogspot.com, and the Hollyhill Book of the Strange, http://annhgabhart.com http://annhgabhart.com or her two blogs, One Writer's Journal, www.annhgabhart.blogspot.com, and the Hollyhill Book of the Strange, www.hollyhillbookofthestrange.blogspo.... Giveaways several times a year.or her two blogs, One Writer's Journal, www.annhgabhart.blogspot.com, and the Hollyhill Book of the Strange,www.hollyhillbookofthestrange.blogspot.com.... Giveaways several times a year.