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.
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.
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