The Innocent by Ann H. Gabhart ~ My Review


The Innocent
by Ann H. Gabhart
Copyright 2015
Revell Publishers
ISBN: 9780800723415

The Story:
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.

To learn more about the book, visit Revell's website!


My Thoughts:
The Innocent by Ann H. Gabhart is yet another terrific installment in the series of Shaker novels set at Harmony Hill. Set directly following the Civil War, it features a beautiful war widow, her dog, and a handsome sheriff. Centered around mysterious
happenings at the Shaker village and the town surrounding Harmony Hill, The Innocent is a little more suspenseful than the previous Shaker titles, but no less fascinating. I don't think I will ever tire of reading these fictionalized stories of this strange sect. The Innocent is slightly lacking as far as romances go and I wish there could have been more interaction between the hero and heroine, but the sisterly camaraderie between Carlyn and Sister Berdine makes up for it. Overall, The Innocent is worth the read and deserving of a permanent spot on the shelf in the library!

~ My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ~

*I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

Happy Reading!


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