The seeker

by Gabhart, Ann H., 1947-

Format: Large Print 2010
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians Large Print Books FICTION Gabhart CL14354
Location  CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians
Collection  Large Print Books
Call Number  FICTION Gabhart CL14354
Shaler North Hills Library Large Print LARGE PRINT GABHART
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Large Print
Charlotte Vance is a young woman who knows what she wants. But when the man she planned to marry joins the Shakers - a religious group that does not marry - she is left dumbfounded. And when her father brings home a new wife who is young enough to be Charlotte's sister, it is more than she can bear.

With the country on the brink of Civil War and her own household on the brink of a meltdown, this pampered gentlewoman hatches a plan to avoid her new stepmother and win back her man by joining the Shaker community at Harmony Hill. Little does she know that this decision will lead her down a road toward unforeseen peace and a very unexpected love.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When Charlotte's father suddenly marries Selena, everything changes. Charlotte, accompanied by Mellie, a slave, decamps from their luxurious Kentucky plantation and heads for a nearby Shaker community, where Charlotte hopes to persuade new-convert Edwin to reconsider and marry her, uniting their properties. Correspondence with illustrator Adam Wade, of Harper's Weekly, currently assigned to cover developments in the War between the States, becomes her only link to her past and the outside world, but Adam faces his own trials. Gabhart's absorbing coming-of-age Christian historical novel deftly juxtaposes Adam's and Charlotte's internal faith journeys against a backdrop of unusual settings. Charlotte is an overly responsible woman of action, who now must learn unquestioning obedience and rigid discipline, while Adam struggles to reconcile his natural inclination to remain a detached observer with his need to alleviate some of the suffering he encounters on the various battlefields. Also recommended for Civil War buffs and Shaker aficionados.--Welch, Lynne Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Shaker Book series
#1 - The Outsider
#2 - The Believer
#3 - The Seeker
#4 - The Blessed
#5 - The Gifted
Subjects Shakers -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Kentucky -- History -- 1792-1865 -- Fiction.
Christian fiction.
Love stories.
Publisher Thorndike, Me. :Center Point Pub.,2010
Edition Large print ed.
Language English
Description 495 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781602858084 (lg. print : hc.)
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