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  1. Christmas at Harmony Hill
    Christmas at Harmony Hill
    Ann H. Gabhart
    Revell / 2013 / Hardcover
    $4.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 69% ($11.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 21 Reviews
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  1. 2 Stars Out Of 5
    Christmas at harmony hill
    January 26, 2015
    It was ok,not great a little creepy.
  2. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    fair to middlin
    December 29, 2014
    this book didn't tell me anything new. somewhat boring.
  3. Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautiful Theme of Forgiveness!
    December 21, 2014
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    It was really interesting learning about the Shaker community in this novel. I knew nothing about their ideas/beliefs and many times found myself asking the same questions alongside Heather about why they believed/did something. I also liked seeing the Shaker community through Heathers eyes, an outsider, and Sophrena, a Shaker. It gave two very interesting perspectives.

    I loved the focus of children being a gift from God! Like Heather I could not image a place without marriage or babies in a community. I believe both are such a blessing and I'm so glad that it was encouraged in this book as so.

    The theme of forgiveness was so beautiful and made the ending that much sweeter. I could very easily relate to both ladies in their struggle with bitterness against a certain family member.

    Overall this was a good story, but I'm not sure if I would recommend it. I felt the first half was very sad and slightly depressing for a Christmas novel. This isnt a bad thing, but I was caught by surprise at the heartache and loneliness. However the ending is such a joyful reunion due to all of this.
  4. Oceanside, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A Stressful to Successful Christmas
    December 1, 2014
    Oceanside, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I really enjoyed this informative and compelling novel about the Shakers, whom I knew very little about. I did not know they don't date or marry the opposite sex; they separate men, women and children; I wonder how they grow their faith when there is no procreation! I knew they lived a simple life but the extent that they go to to be simple is baffling! I liked the main character, Heather, who arrives to live with the Shakers in a "sinful" condition. She chose to learn the good things from the Shakers that would enrich her life and to reject the things she felt were devisive. I appreciated the author's development of Heather's complicated family relationships with her husband, father, siblings and aunt. This novel deals with deep hatred, forgiveness, unconditional love, and unbelieveable stress.
  5. Midwest
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    July 30, 2014
    Reading Rover
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4

    BY Ann H. Gabhart

    What would you do for love?

    Marry the man your Father despised, get kicked out o f your family home, follow your new husband into the Civil War, become the washerwoman for a couple hundred smelly foot soliders , hide your pregnancy to stay , walk a good ways home.Heather Worth faces more than that. She follows her Mothers advice in the last letter shes received, and seeks sanctuary with an unknown Aunt. A Shaker, secluded from the World, and the ways of procreation, this barely 18 year old arrives before Christmas, cold, exhausted, worried about her Husband, and ready to give birth without a Midwife or Mom.

    If any of this sounds familiar, read this book. A beautiful ending on several levels. Love is thicker than blood, bad blood, and bloodshed. Amusing, touching, thoughtful, historically accurate, one of the best probable stories in a long while. Inspired by a visit to a historical site.


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