Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Gifted- Ann Gabhart Signed Copy Giveaway
About the Book:
Jessamine lived her first 10 years 'in the World" with her Christian grandmother. When her Grandmother dies, the town has no choice but to leave Jessamine in the care of the Shakers, a simple religious group, set apart from the world.
Jessamine has a gift for words and story telling, hearing fairy tales and stories by her grandmother's side. She desires to write down her stories and words, but it is not allowed by the Shakers. She must learn to abide by their rules.
Her curiosity leads her beyond the Shaker community in search of a Spa on the otherside, simply to see a Parasol! Instead they find an injured, unconscious man that they are able to help by bringing back to the village on his horse. Jessamine feels an attraction for this man- Tristan. Sinful in the Shaker way as they live celibate as brothers and sisters.
Memories of her Grandmother speaking of the Lord along with Tristan's distant memory of his own faith and how it differs from the Shakers, leads them to doubt the Shaker path.
Jessamine is a strong character who so wants to do the right thing, but her curiosity is a constantly being reprimanded. The light inside her, ignited by her grandmother and prayers to the one true God, needs to be explored and searched out.
Ann H. Gabhart is a gifted author who writes from her country home in Kentucky. I have 2 of her books, both set in Kentucky. I love the rich history she puts into each of her books. This story, The Gifted is about the Shakers. Near my home there is a restored Shaker Village that I so want to go and visit, just haven't managed to fit it into the schedule yet. This book sets the stage for our field trip later this fall, in giving a look at life in a Shaker Village. I enjoy learning about history and love when historical fiction can make history come alive. I enjoyed Ann Gabharts subtle ways of showing us how our Christian faith is different than the rule driven Shaker path.
Every Weds on her FB page, Ann Shares some photos and information on the Shaker People. I love seeing the new information she shares each week.
To celebrate Kentucky Bluegrass Week, Ann is giving one of my readers a signed copy of The Gifted!!
Use the Rafflecopter for entries. Be sure to give her some love on her FB page!
Ends Oct 3rd. US only.
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