Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Christmas at Harmony Hill

GIVEAWAY

GABHART, ANN H.
CHRISTMAS AT HARMONY HILL

It is 1864 and the nation is still torn apart by civil war when Heather Worth discovers she is with child. She has been working as a laundress with her husband's army unit, but when the army gets orders to march south to Tennessee, Gideon insists Heather go home to have their child under safer conditions. Heather agrees, but returns home to another kind of devastation--deaths in the family and a father who refuses to forgive her for marrying a Yankee. With nowhere else to turn, Heather seeks refuge at the Shaker village of Harmony Hill, where her great aunt Sophrena lives. There, after many peaceful years at Harmony Hill, Sophrena is having doubts about her Shaker path. Both women are in need of love and forgiveness--whether given or received. With Christmas coming, can the miracle of new life fill their hearts with unexpected joy?

Ann H. Gabhart's many fans will be thrilled to return to Harmony Hill at Christmastime for this stirring story of healing and hope.

My Review:

What an emotional read! Gabhart takes her readers back to a tumultuous time in American history for this Christmas story and that makes each character's quest for peace all the more poignant. Heather's anticipation of the birth of her child at a time when the whole world anticipates celebrating the birth of Jesus adds an extra layer of meaning to an already moving tale.  And the fascinating Shaker village backdrop adds yet another intriguing dimension. Christmas at Harmony Hill is a beautiful story that captures the sacred hope of Christmas.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Christmas at Harmony Hill please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 10 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

33 comments:

  1. I've read several of Ann's shaker stories, and would love to add this holiday story to my collection!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I just find the whole Shaker phenomenon fascinating. Ann does a wonderful job of blending those historical details into the story. Good luck Patty!

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  2. We have Ann's books in the church library. If I don't win I will be buying this book to give to the library.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It would be a great addition to any library. Good luck, Janet!

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  3. Would love to read this Christmas story.
    Blessings
    joeym11@frontier..com

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  4. The very first book I read by Ann made me an instant fan of her writings. Some day I hope to have a whole collection written by her. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks.
    purensimplenatural at gmail dot com

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    1. She's a fantastic author, isn't she, Pamela? Good luck!

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    2. I wrote you a note from my other email, because gmail wouldn't let me reply through it, wondering if you got it? it is cepjwms at gojade dot org

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  5. I'd love to read this book.
    rosebudsinjune (at) gmail (dot) com
    Thanks.

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  6. Enjoyed your great review. Book sounds fantastic. I've read Ann's books and she's a wonderful author. Thank you for the chance to enter this giveaway and please enter my name.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. This book is on the top of my list for Christmas reading! I love Civil War reading. Add Ann Gabhart's name as author and the Shaker people as part of the topic, PLUS being a Christmas book, this one really meets all of my standards for a great read. I enjoyed your review, and look forward to reading Christmas at Harmony Hill!
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. The time period really adds an edge to the story. Good luck, Nancee!

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  8. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful Christmas story.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome Karen. Good luck!

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  9. I waant this book so much. It would complete Ann's Shaker books series for me. Hoping to get lucky. Ann is such a sweet person. Love her blogs. Please put my name in for the drawing.
    MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. She's an amazing writer, isn't she, Maxie? Good luck!

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  10. I love Christmas books, and this one sounds amazing. Count me in, Kav! :)

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    1. You're counted Cheryl. Good luck!

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  11. This book sounds totally amazing!
    Please have a terrific week
    God bless you
    Chris Granville
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

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    1. You too, Chris. Good luck on the draw!

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  12. This sounds like a wonderful story, full of emotion! I enjoyed reading your review. Thank you!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  13. I love reading historical books and Ann's book sounds like a great Christmas story
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  14. I would love to win this book, I have read all but the last book in Ann's Shaker series.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. I love reading Christmas stories and this is such a great series.

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  16. This book sounds great and I love the cover!! I would love to win a copy. . . thanks for the chance!!

    Sheri
    hspruitt {at} frontiernet [doT] net

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  17. This book sounds great and I love the cover!! I would love to win a copy. . . thanks for the chance!!

    Sheri
    hspruitt {at} frontiernet [doT] net

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  18. This book sounds great and I love the cover!! I would love to win a copy. . . thanks for the chance!!

    Sheri
    hspruitt {at} frontiernet [doT] net

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  19. This book sounds great and I love the cover!! I would love to win a copy. . . thanks for the chance!!

    Sheri
    hspruitt {at} frontiernet [doT] net

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