Jessamine Brady has lived as a Shaker for half of her life, being brought there after her grandmother passed away. While she struggles to live like a Shaker, constantly needing to ask forgiveness, she is content there. That is, until one day she is in the woods to find berries and comes across a stranger in need of help. When she brings the stranger back to the Shaker village, her life is turned upside down. Will she stay with the Shakers or find a new life out in the world?
I chose this book because I live near where the first Shakers settled in New York. I knew they had existed, but I did not know much about them. Gabhart's book gave me a glimpse into the Shaker world. However, the book was slow and predictable. Halfway through the book I had most everything figured out. The book was quite long, over 400 pages, and just progressed slowly. It was a good book, but not my favorite. I give this book 4 stars. I received this from Revell for the purpose of this review.