New from Ann H. Gabhart is the historical Shaker novel The Blessed (Revell Books), set in 1844. Lacey Bishop’s life is a tangled mess—estranged from her own family, married to a widowed preacher, and now dragged off to a Shaker village. Now living in a community that believes marriage is a sin, she finds herself drawn to a man who came to the Shakers after his young bride died. But of course any notion of love between them is only a forbidden dream. How will Lacey ever find true happiness?

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About The Author

Living just thirty miles from a restored Shaker village in Kentucky, Ann H. Gabhart has walked the same paths that her characters might have walked in generations past. Her thorough research provides a convincing and colorful backdrop for her Shaker novels. She has published over twenty books for adults and young people, including the best-selling Shaker series and Angel Sister, a RT Book Reviews Magazine nominee for Inspirational Book of 2011.