Christmas at Harmony Hill (Review)

My review:
So I have read Ann's other books in this story, and while she is an excellent writer, they just didn't stir me.  I think it was more about the dislike of the Shaker's beliefs than anything else. HOWEVER, this book was a different story.  I liked it from the first page to the ending.   I know it was because of the aunt, Sophrena.  It was a wonderful story, forgiveness being the theme, but also seeking truth would be another theme you could connect with this book.  Over all I have to say this has been one of my favorite Christmas stories this year.  Great job Ann!! Thank you Revell for allowing me to review this book.  Definitely 5 stars from this reviewer!!
Available November 2013 from your favorite seller of Revell Books a division of Baker Publishing Group.
This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.   

About the book:
A stirring story of healing, hope, and home at Christmas

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 . . .

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.

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