Thursday, July 29, 2010

Blog Tour Book Review: The Seeker by Ann H. Gabhart

Charlotte Vance has known exactly how her life would turn out since she was a little girl. Marry the boy next door, join their lands, and continue their family's legacies together. All was on track until one day when everything in her world got turned upside-down. On that day, she learns about her new, very young stepmother, who has no intention of keeping Charlotte around. Then her fiance tells her that he plans to join the local Shaker community. But Shakers don't believe in marriage, so what of her plans? Not only is her personal life is turmoil, the country is on the brink of civil war with her homeland right in the middle!

Not one to stand idly by, Charlotte escapes her stepmother's plans for her and goes after the man she wants to marry. She joins the Shaker community with hopes convince her fiance to return with her and set everything right. But all does not go according to Charlotte's plan and she finds herself on a new path - one she never would have dreamed of!

I thought this story was very well rounded. I learned a lot about the Shakers that I never knew before - I just thought they were the same as the Amish but this book did a great job pointing out the differences. Also, the insight into the people surrounding the civil war was really good. The plot moved at a good pace and the characters were great! I also loved how the romance came about - very creative. A thoroughly enjoyable read.

Available July 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Thanks to Revell publishers for a free copy of this book to review.

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