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The Blessed - A Novel

Ann H. Gabhart

Trapped by obligation, one woman longs for the freedom of true love. It is 1844 and Lacey Bishop’s life is a tangled mess. When circumstances move Lacey to a nearby Shaker village, she is not prepared for the new life that awaits her. In the midst of her deep loneliness, Lacey works to fit in with this odd group. But everything shifts when she finds herself drawn to a Shaker man in a village where such relationships are forbidden. Can Lacey ever find true happiness in this mysterious place? “Ann H. Gabhart takes us on a remarkable journey into the lives of the Shakers and their community. With a compelling style, she weaves a story of love, compassion, and a young woman’s determination to find God’s truth. From cover to cover, The Blessed captivates and challenges-an absolutely wonderful read.” -Judith Miller, author of A Bond Never Broken “When you step into the world of Ann Gabhart’s The Blessed, you’ll find it inhabited by a truly delightful cast of characters. Theirs is a multileveled love story . . . between a man and a woman, yes, but also between a woman and a child not her own. Certainly, a tender and inspiring read.” -Ann Tatlock, award-winning novelist “Ann Gabhart has written a fine and fair rendering of the Shaker ways and how the beliefs of this communal society touched the lives of those within the community and those without.” -Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning author of The Daughter’s Walk

Trapped by obligation, one woman longs for the freedom of true love. It is 1844 and Lacey Bishop’s life is a tangled mess. When circumstances move Lacey to a nearby Shaker village, she is not prepared for the new life that awaits her. In the midst of her deep loneliness, Lacey works to fit in with this odd group. But everything shifts when she finds herself drawn to a Shaker man in a village where such relationships are forbidden. Can Lacey ever find true happiness in this mysterious place? “Ann H. Gabhart takes us on a remarkable journey into the lives of the Shakers and their community. With a compelling style, she weaves a story of love, compassion, and a young woman’s determination to find God’s truth. From cover to cover, The Blessed captivates and challenges-an absolutely wonderful read.” -Judith Miller, author of A Bond Never Broken “When you step into the world of Ann Gabhart’s The Blessed, you’ll find it inhabited by a truly delightful cast of characters. Theirs is a multileveled love story . . . between a man and a woman, yes, but also between a woman and a child not her own. Certainly, a tender and inspiring read.” -Ann Tatlock, award-winning novelist “Ann Gabhart has written a fine and fair rendering of the Shaker ways and how the beliefs of this communal society touched the lives of those within the community and those without.” -Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning author of The Daughter’s Walk
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Trapped by obligation, one woman longs for the freedom of true love. It is 1844 and Lacey Bishop’s life is a tangled mess. When circumstances move Lacey to a nearby Shaker village, she is not prepared for the new life that awaits her. In the midst of her deep loneliness, Lacey works to fit in with this odd group. But everything shifts when she finds herself drawn to a Shaker man in a village where such relationships are forbidden. Can Lacey ever find true happiness in this mysterious place? “Ann H. Gabhart takes us on a remarkable journey into the lives of the Shakers and their community. With a compelling style, she weaves a story of love, compassion, and a young woman’s determination to find God’s truth. From cover to cover, The Blessed captivates and challenges-an absolutely wonderful read.” -Judith Miller, author of A Bond Never Broken “When you step into the world of Ann Gabhart’s The Blessed, you’ll find it inhabited by a truly delightful cast of characters. Theirs is a multileveled love story . . . between a man and a woman, yes, but also between a woman and a child not her own. Certainly, a tender and inspiring read.” -Ann Tatlock, award-winning novelist “Ann Gabhart has written a fine and fair rendering of the Shaker ways and how the beliefs of this communal society touched the lives of those within the community and those without.” -Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning author of The Daughter’s Walk

Language:

English

Narrators:

Renee Ertl

Length:

13h 12m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

04:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

28:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

23:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

25:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:05