About the Book:
Kentucky packhorse librarian Tansy Calhoun doesn’t mind the rough trails and long hours as she serves her Appalachian mountain community during the Great Depression. Yet she longs to find love like the heroines in her books. When a charming writer comes to town, she thinks she might have found it–or is the perfect man actually closer than she thinks?
Perdita Sweet has called these mountains home for so long she’s nearly as rocky as the soil around her small cabin. Long ago she thought she could love, but when the object of her affection up and married someone else, she stopped giving too much of herself away to others.
As is so often the case, it’s easier to see what’s best for others than to see what’s best for oneself, and Perdita knows who Tansy should choose. But why would anyone listen to the romantic advice of an old spinster?
Saddle up for a heartfelt story of love–love of family, love of place, and the love of a lifetime–from bestselling author Ann H. Gabhart.
Purchase: Amazon| Baker Books (Revell)
My Thoughts on A Storied Trail
This book had all the best things that make up compelling stories.
Ann H. Gabhart has a rich understanding of the mountain people’s language and she displayed it beautifully in this book, and she did it in a way that everyone can understand it; talking from experience here mountain language is different and not always easy to understand. I loved the deep integration of faith in Along a Storied Trail, and the frank display of the times. No sugar coating it. The Depression was hard, not glamorous.
“The way the Lord can bring blessings at hard times can confound a body for certain.”
Both Tansy and Caleb (and the great secondary characters) were people you could see your self knowing in real life. They were down to earth, honest in their struggles, and had a faith that was lived out in their day-to-day actions… Honestly some of the easiest to fall in love with characters ever.
I give Along a Storied Trail 5 stars.
*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.
About Ann H. Gabhart
Ann H. Gabhart grew up on a farm in Kentucky. At the age of ten, she started dreaming of writing stories others would want to read. That dream has come true as she’s published over thirty-five novels. She and her husband have three children married to three beautiful in-law children who have gifted her nine grandchildren.
Ann H. Gabhart loves playing with her grandkids, walking with her dogs, reading, and, of course, writing. She still lives on a farm not far from where she grew up.
Her Shaker books, set in her fictional Shaker village of Harmony Hill in the 1800’s, are popular with readers.
The Outsider was a Christian Fiction Book Award Finalist in 2009. Her Heart of Hollyhill books are Small Town, America books set in the 1960’s. Angel Sister, a Rosey Corner book set during the Great Depression, was a best-seller and was followed up by two more stories about the Merritt sisters. She keeps her stories in Kentucky and has enjoyed going to the Kentucky Appalachian Mountains for some stories including These Healing Hills and Along a Storied Trail. And if you like mysteries, you can try her Hidden Springs Mysteries published under the author name, A.H. Gabhart. Visit Ann’s website http://annhgabhart.com to find out more. There you can sign up for her newsletter where she does giveaways several times a year
I agree…good book.