Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Small Town Girl: A Book Review

About The Book:

How long can two people stand on the brink of love without plunging in headfirst?
In the autumn of 1941, rumors of war whisper through Rosey Corner. The town practically vibrates with apprehension, as if it is holding its breath. But for Kate Merritt, it seems life is letting out a prolonged sigh. As Kate watches her sister marry the man Kate has loved since she was fifteen, her heart is silently breaking. And even the attentions of Jay Tanner, the handsome best man, can't draw her interest.

Then suddenly, Pearl Harbor changes everything and Kate finds herself drawn to Jay in surprising ways. Could she truly be in love with him? And if he enlists, will she ever see him again?

In her gentle and textured style, Ann H. Gabhart tells a timeless story of love, sacrifice, and longing that will grip your heart and stir your spirit. Fans of Gabhart's Angel Sister will love seeing Kate Merritt all grown-up, as well as other characters they have come to love.

You can read an excerpt of this book, here, in PDF format.

About The Author:

Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several Shaker novels--The OutsiderThe BelieverThe SeekerThe Blessed, and The Gifted--as well as several other historical novels, including Scent of LilacsOrchard of Hope,Angel SisterSmall Town Girl, and Words Spoken True. She lives with her husband a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky. Find out more at

My Review:

If you are a fan of WWII historical fiction, you will definitely want to pick up the most recent book by author Ann H. Gabhart. It is fast paced, and a quick read that will catch your attention from the first pages and hold it until the end. You will cry (I know I did) so have your tissues handy. I absolutely loved the descriptions of small town living and enjoyed the development of both the storylines and characters as the book went on. Grace and forgiveness are themes that are seen throughout the book, as well as love and the importance of second chances, both given and taken. 

A perfect romance to read this summer, with characters that you will be drawn to and certainly feel an emotional connection with to be sure.

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

BUY IT: You can purchase Small Town Girl at your favorite bookseller from Revell, 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 any other manner***

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