Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas at Harmony Hill: A Book Review

About The Book:

She stared up at the Shaker buildings. They took in those in need. That was why she was riding into their village. But she couldn't stay here. Not forever. They divided families. She'd heard her grandmother speak harshly of the way Shakers didn't believe in marriage and had special houses where children were kept from their parents.

Heather put a hand over the swell of her baby inside her. Surely they wouldn't take a newborn from his mother's bosom. Heather's mother couldn't have imagined that happening or she'd have never told her to come . . .

A stirring story of healing, hope, and home at Christmas
It is 1864 and the nation is torn apart by civil war when Heather Worth discovers she is with child. With her husband at the front and nowhere else to turn, she seeks refuge in the Shaker village of Harmony Hill. Amid the tumult of the times, Heather yearns for the peace she sees in this strange community. But can this longing really be fulfilled amid these people with their peculiar beliefs about family? 

As Christmas approaches, the joy of new life and the love that is born of forgiveness may hold the answer.
Join bestselling author Ann H. Gabhart for a peek into the world of the Shakers--and the world of the human heart.

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 other historical novels, including Angel Sister,Small 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:

Snuggling up with my favorite afghan blanket, a cup of peppermint tea and a great book and the Christmas tree twinkling out the the corner of my eyes. This is the perfect way I love to spend my evenings during the Christmas season and reading Christmas themed books make it even more special. One such book that I have already enjoyed this season is Christmas at Harmony Hill.

A well written book that combines Civil War life, Christmas, Shakers, and family that will have you reading late into the night. It is the perfect book to add to your Christmas book collection, and will be read in our family for many years to come! A cute, quick read and one that I will be sharing with those in my life!

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

BUY IT: You can purchase Christmas at Harmony Hill at your favorite retailer from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Graf-Martin Communciations Inc., and Baker Publishing Group, 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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