The people of White Oak Springs, a town of parasols and ruffled dresses, are in contrast, so different from the Shakers who inhabit Harmony Hill.
Jessamine notices quickly and is warned of the strange ways of the outsiders, but she is drawn to a world unlike the one she grew up in.
Annie is practical and is not at all curious about the people who lie on the other side of hers.
When Jessamine and Annie find an injured man in the woods while hunting berries, they discover that he brings reality to the unknown beyond their reach.
The Quakers sheltering themselves from the world and worldly desires leaves Jessamine to question all she has known.
Will Jessamine be able to hold onto the values and ways that encompass the Quaker faith or will a taste of what could lie on the other side drive her from their tenacious grasp?
I was highly entertained by this captivating, uplifting and dangerous romantic read. A real page turner until the end that promises twists and turns, whispers in the darkness, aching of the heart and a fantastic conclusion, I will highly recommend this well written book. With characters I connected with, no dull parts, believable scenery and original dialogue I found it challenged my faith and anxiously await the author's next novel! 5 Stars!!!!
“Available July 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.” I received a complimentary copy from Revell for my review.
Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several novels, including Words Spoken True, Angel Sister, The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker, The Blessed, and The Gifted. She lives with her husband a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky.