Review: Christmas at Harmony Hill
Author: Ann H. Gabhart
Series: A Shaker Story
Genre: FICT, Fiction-Christmas
Short Book Description:
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.
This book was excellently written, but there just seemed to be something missing for me. I just couldn’t get ‘into’ the book, if you know what I mean??
Heather was a very likable main character as was her husband, Gideon. Set during the Civil War in US during the 1800`s when the time was hard not just for the soldier`s but also their wives that travelled with them on their marches.
This is a good Christmas story to read if you are into the Civil War era and enjoy the Shaker belief.
The shaker belief is something that I have a hard time wrapping my mind around. It`s just not something I could see happening. No children. No marriage.
If you decide to give this book a try I hope you enjoy it more than I did.
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