Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Book Review - The Seeker

The Seeker by Ann H. Gabhart is a book centered around the Shaker community at the brink of the Civil War. Charlotte is a young woman who had her life planned out perfectly. One thing after another happened which muddled her perfectly constructed life. She ended up joining a Shaker community and learned to let go. Although she realizes the Shakers have God misconstrued, she discovers authentic faith and learns to lean on Him for her life.

This book was really, really long. And I’m not talking about the number of pages. The story took forever to get going and keep going. It was also extremely predictable. The facts about the Shaker community were interesting, however. And Gabhart did a pretty good job with the distressing issues relating to the Civil War. However, I don’t think I’d recommend this book because the story surrounding it was so sluggish.

This book was given to me to be reviewed by the Baker Publishing Group. I was not paid to review this book.

1 comment:

Ann H. Gabhart said...

Sorry you didn't like my book, Sunshine, but I had to tell you that you have some beautiful kids. Loved looking at their pictures on your blog. What fun!