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As she falls deeper into a forbidden love for this man of the world, Gabrielle must make a choice. Can she experience true happiness in this simple and chaste community? Or will she abandon her brothers and sisters for a life of the unknown?
Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Soulful and filled with romance, The Outsider lets readers live within a bygone time among a unique and peculiar people. This tender and thought-provoking story will leave readers wanting more from this writer.
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Submitted: November 13, 2008
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a country girl who has always lived on a working farm in Kentucky. Not horses. Beef cows. I started writing when I was ten and have been writing ever since. I've published eighteen books with three more scheduled to be out from Revell Books in the next couple of years.
What was your motivation behind this project? I enjoy historical fiction and had two historical romances published by Warner Books in 1978 and 1980. At that time I researched the Shakers and wrote about them, but the time wasn't right for the book then. After a major rewrite, the time seems to be right now and The Outsider is being very well received by readers.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I always want my readers to like my characters and to be glad they read my stories. I hope they also come away with a better understanding of the Shakers and frontier days since the book also tells about the War of 1812. Last but certainly not least, I hope they are inspired by the faith journey of my characters.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? While researching the War of 1812, I saw the horrors of war in any age and my admiration grew for those men and women who have defended our country with courage through the years. I also was interested to learn more about the Shakers and what they believed.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? I come from a book loving family so I've always been blessed with the availability of books. Reading has always inspired me. I like so many authors it's hard to pick out a few, but Chaim Potok opened my eyes to how a writer can make a character come to life on the pages of a book and Barbara Kingsolver is another favorite.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I love to hear from readers so come on over to my website and tell me what you like or don't like in your reading world.