The Blessed

The Blessed

A Novel

Book - 2011
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It is 1844 and Lacey Bishop's life is a tangled mess. Estranged from her own family, at age 16 she went to work for a preacher and his wife. When his wife died, the preacher convinced Lacey that the only decent thing to do was to marry him. That way she could continue to act as mother to the little girl who was left on his doorstop. But Lacey never expected he would decide to take them all off to a Shaker village. There she's still married but living in a community that believes marriage is a sin. And to make matters worse, she finds herself drawn to Isaac Kingston, a man who came to the Shakers after his young bride died. But of course any notion of love between them is only a forbidden dream. How will Lacey ever find true happiness?

Readers will find themselves engrossed in this heartrending tale of commitment and forgiveness, the latest from popular author Ann H. Gabhart.

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, c2011.
ISBN: 9780800734541
Branch Call Number: FICTION Gabhart Ann 06/2011
Characteristics: 404 p. ;,22 cm.


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Jul 16, 2018

The story had some interesting elements, but did tend to drag on at times. I got bored about halfway through, but finished reading the book as I wanted to see how it would end. Interesting to read about the Shakers’ way of life.

Feb 08, 2016

Wow what a scary cult the shakers were. Was slightly disturbing reading about their demon worship under the guise of angels.

Dec 15, 2011

Poor writing stlye, slow moving


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