Monday, July 6, 2015

Book Review: "The Innocent" by Ann H. Gabhart

Carlyn Kearney has lived for two years uncertain of whether her husband is dead or alive. All she knows is that he is listed as missing and she has no way of paying her debts. She finds herself alone and without a home, so she goes to the nearby Shaker Village for shelter.

Mitchell Brodie finds himself drawn to help Carlyn but fears rejection since she is not free until she knows for sure of her husband's fate.

When mysterious troubles hit the Shaker Village, Carlyn is taken under intense scrutiny. Can Mitchell and Carlyn find the truth to the troubles and their hearts before it's too late?

I have not read any other books by Ann H. Gabhart before so do not know if this book is tied to her other "Harmony Hill" books or not. I really liked Carlyn and Mitchell and found them to be well rounded, realistic characters. I enjoyed Mrs. Gabhart's writing style and found that it flowed well. Along with the romance aspect of the book, there is also the mystery of the troubles that are plaguing the Shaker Village. I started to suspect a few of the characters, but did not guess the extent of the mystery before she revealed it in the story. This is the first story that I've read that dealt with the Shaker community and it was interesting to see into this belief system.

I would recommend this book to those who like historical romances.

"The Innocent" is available in paperback:
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (July 7, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800723414
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800723415
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 1 inches

and in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 8687 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0800723414
  • Publisher: Revell (June 30, 2015)
  • Publication Date: June 30, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00QMSCM50

I received a free paperback of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. A positive review was not required and all opinions are my own.

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