Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Gifted: A Book Review

About The Book:

Some dreams were meant to come true.

Jessamine Brady has been in the Shaker Village for half her young 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?

You can read an excerpt of The Gifted online here, in PDF format.

About The Author:

Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several novels, including Words Spoken True,Angel SisterThe OutsiderThe BelieverThe SeekerThe Blessed, and The Gifted. She lives with her husband a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky.

My Review:

I have had the opportunity to read a number of Ann H. Gabhart's novels, including Angel Sister, and was very excited to review this newest release, The Gifted, the fifth book of the Shaker Series.

It is a very well written novel, with amazingly developed story lines, and the characters are wonderful. You get a real sense of The Shaker way of living and its simplicity. The book flowed nicely and wrapped up nicely at the end. Within a typical Christian novel, a little romance and suspense is thrown in for good measure, and this will appeal to all readers. I look forward to seeing what is next from this great author.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Gifted at your favorite bookseller from Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in an any other manner***

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Shirley. Thanks so much for your review. I've tried writing reviews and it's not always easy to give your thoughts clearly in a few paragraphs the way you do. Glad you enjoyed Jessamine's story.