The Believer

A Novel

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Will a forbidden love destroy all they know?

Elizabeth Duncan has nowhere to turn. In charge of her younger brother and sister after their parents die, her options are limited: she can give in to the unwanted advances of an odious landowner--or she can flee.

When Elizabeth hears that the Shaker community in the next county takes in orphans, she presents herself and her siblings at Harmony Hill. Despite the hard work and strange new beliefs around her, Elizabeth is relieved to have a roof overhead and food to eat. But life gets complicated when she finds herself attracted to a handsome young Believer named Ethan.

Ethan has never looked on the opposite sex as anything but sisters, but he can't shake the new feelings that Elizabeth has awakened in him.

Will Elizabeth be forced to leave the village to keep Ethan from stumbling? Or could Ethan's love for her change their lives forever?

The Author

  1. Ann H. Gabhart
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    Ann H. Gabhart

    Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of many novels, including In the Shadow of the River, When the Meadow Blooms, Along a Storied Trail, An Appalachian Summer, River to Redemption, These Healing Hills, and...

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Praise for The Outsider:

"With an appealing heroine and an intriguing plot, Gabhart's latest novel deserves a place in all public libraries."--Library Journal

"The blending of history and fiction is intriguing and draws the reader through the story without missing a beat."--CBA Retailers

"Fans of Amish novels may find Gabhart's well-researched historical fiction to their liking."--Publishers Weekly

"The ambition of the historical fiction novel is not only to expound upon the events within a previous time and place, but to peel back the layers of fact and reveal the nuances of the lives beneath. The Outsider by Ann H. Gabhart has completed this mission admirably."--Foreword