REVIEW | The Gifted

Ann H. Gabhart

Jessamine Brady was brought to live at the Shaker Village after her granny died, she has tried to be a compliant and good Shaker.  However she is curious about so many things.  Things that most people take for granted, love, men, life in general away from the village.  Hearing about the resort nearby where the young ladies walk about the lawn with parasols, Jessamine really wants to see that, and offers to look for berries in the woods.  This whole escapade will change her life forever.  Finding an injured man and bringing him to the village, does nothing more than cause even more questions.

I have to say I  admire Ann Gabhart greatly, she takes a historical group, who are not very likable, the Shakers and is able to write a great story.  I have read her other books, and just come away feeling so sad at how the Shakers lived and treated each others.  I don't care for that group at all.  But I do like Ann's books, she goes beyond that barrier, making her characters very likable and realistic. 

Readers of the previous books will be happy to read another in this series, and new readers will also enjoy this book, a very informative book about the historical Shakers, and very lovable and enjoyable main characters.  436 pages US $14.99 4 stars. 

This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. 
Available July 2012 from your favorite seller of Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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