The outsider a novel

by Gabhart, Ann H., 1947-

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Summary
Soulful and filled with romance, The Outsider lets readers live through a unique girl in a bygone time among a peculiar people--the Shakers. A tender and thought-provoking story.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""Shaker romance" might seem like an oxymoron, but Gabhart (Summer of Joy) pens an interesting if emotionally lukewarm historical tale that explores the fascinating world of a religious Shaker community. The predictable story line is less compelling than the details about the Shakers and their stringent religious beliefs, with celibacy key to the plot. Set amid the War of 1812, the point of view shifts between the two romantic leads. Twenty-year-old Sister Gabrielle Hope's spiritual visions enable her to see future events. Although she's committed to the Shaker community of Harmony Hill (based on Kentucky's real-life Pleasant Hill), a few words and a kiss from the widowed outsider Dr. Brice Scott cause her to question the life she and her mother have chosen. More uncertainty follows as the strict rules of the community separate mothers from their children. Disappointingly, the romance never tingles, and even the novel's darker scenes of suicide and military execution are emotionally flat. But fans of Beverly Lewis's Amish novels may find Gabhart's well-researched historical fiction to their liking. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Shaker Book series
#1 - The Outsider
#2 - The Believer
#3 - The Seeker
#4 - The Blessed
#5 - The Gifted
Subjects Shakers Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Physicians Fiction
Historical Fiction
Christian Fiction
Fiction
Kentucky History 1792-1865 Fiction.
Electronic books.
Christian fiction.
1792-1865
Publisher Ada :Baker Publishing Group2008
2008
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9781585589531
9781585589531
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