MY REVIEW-Wow! I really loved this story by Ann Gabhart! I have read a couple of her Shaker novels and I just didn't care for them. I guess too many odd and strange doctrines in there. But this one totally caught my attention from page 1 and kept it through to the end. I finished it in one day and had to race and see what happened. It wasn't even mystery or anything and I still had to hurry to the conclusion.
My favorite character was definitely Katie. She has such a strength to her, even though at times I wanted to tell her to loosen up and be human. There are times you just have to let go and cry. Jay I had such compassion for. He really shows that people can be laughing and carefree and yet be covering a ton of hurt. Mike was a great pastor and I felt like he was someone I would like to know in real life. Reminds me of someone I know in fact. And there is the wonderful element of caring and matchmaker in the character of Graham. Don't even get me started on him:) Sweet and loving but wise beyond his years. Oh, and Fern and Birdie? Oh there were so many great characters in this book. I loved them all. Even Alice;)
Overall a good book that shows the terror and troubles of this time in our country. War taking away friends and family members, people in such turmoil. I can't say enough how much I enjoyed this book. Excellent read Ann!!
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