Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Innocent By Ann Gabhart

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. The war ends without further word. Now penniless, in debt, and forced from her home, Carlyn seeks refuge at the Shaker village of Harmony Hill, only to discover that they will not allow her to keep her beloved dog, an animal that has been her faithful companion since her husband went off to war. Sheriff Mitchell Brodie has pity on the lovely young woman and agrees to take the dog. Carlyn is just settling into life as a sister in the Shaker village when she receives a devastating letter confirming her worst fears. As she wrestles with whether to commit herself fully to the Shaker life, mysterious deaths begin to occur, and Carlyn comes under suspicion. Can Sheriff Mitchell help her expose the true culprit?

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Ann H. Gabhart caught the writing bug at the age of ten and has been writing ever since. She's published over twenty-five books for both adults and young adults. Scent of Lilacs, her first inspirational novel, was chosen as a Top Ten Christian Fiction Book by Booklist magazine. Her first Shaker book, The Outsider, was a finalist for ECPA Christian Fiction Book of the Year and was a Top Pick by Romantic Times Book Review Magazine. Ann writes about Kentucky history and small town life.
Ann lives on a farm in Kentucky not far from where she was born. She and her husband have three children and nine grandchildren. Ann loves hiking on her farm with her grandkids and her dog, Oscar.

This book was written with so much heart. The romance and Carlyn's story comes to life on the pages and it's as if you are right there. It is so wonderful you don't want to miss it.
I loved going back to Harmony Hill but you must know that this can be a stand alone book if you have not read the other five books in the series.
Full of romance and heart you really should not miss this one.
I gave this book four stars and recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. Sounds like a great book with a great plot. Thanks for your review Mary. You never disappoint with your reviews!

  2. I love this series cant wait to dive into this installment,. Thanks Mary

  3. I like it , sounds good !!!!! Blessings , DanaGirl

  4. Sounds like this book is one that you can get lost in. I'm buying it now. Thank you

  5. I love the cover of this book. I have read several of Ann's books and really enjoyed them. Good review Mary!

    Judy B

  6. This book sounds so wonderful. I love it when the you can tell the author put there heart in it. I am buying this book now.

  7. This really sounds like a book that i can really get into. Thank you for the review.

  8. this sounds like a book my wife will love. Thank you mary