Friday, November 12, 2010

The Outsider by Ann H Gabhart/NEW BOOK REVIEW!

The Outsider by Ann H Gabhart
The Outsider by Ann H. Gabhart
This book is about the Shakers.  It is about a young woman by the name of Gabrielle, is the main character, in the prime of her life at the young age of 20.  She had no choice but to join the Shakers because her mother decided to join with her other daughter, Becca, age 7, after her husband who was missing was pronounced dead.
I also wanted to learn more about the Shakers since my knowledge of their religion was almost none.  The most interesting thing I learned was the Kitchen is called the “Bitery”!
The Shakers families all live apart from each other, even if they are married.  There is a building for adult women, men, girls, and boys.  Even if they are married, they live apart in separate buildings, and the parents are away from each other and their children.
A Doctor who is an Outsider is needed by the community.  Gabrielle, only supposed to be looking down at Outsider’s, made eye contact with the young doctor.  This starts to put doubts in her mind as to whether or not she wants to remain a Shaker or not.  She goes through quite an ordeal.
Ann H. Gabhart’s style of writing is so smooth, consistent, and easy to read, you become so immersed in her stories.  This is one novel that is sure to stay with you.

Laurie Carlson

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the kind review, Laurie. Beautiful pictures of flowers to dress up your book blog.


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