The Believer: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Baker Books, Aug 1, 2009 - Fiction - 400 pages
43 Reviews
Elizabeth Duncan has nowhere to turn. In charge of her younger brother and sister after their parents die, her options are limited. When she 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 when she feels a strong attachment to a handsome young Believer named Ethan, life gets complicated. 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 will Ethan's love for her change their lives forever?

Following on the heels of the successful book The Outsider, The Believer is Ann H. Gabhart's newest exploration of love and devotion in this quiet Shaker community.
  

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A good story line and an entertaining plot. - Christianbook.com
It wasn't a page turner, but I enjoyed it. - Goodreads
The premise of this one was quite believable. - Goodreads

Review: Believer, The: A Novel - eBook

User Review  - debwilson - Christianbook.com

Elizabeth Duncan has run out of options. With her last living parent gone, two siblings to care for, and no where to live, she turns to the last hope that remains. Remembering the Shaker village in ... Read full review

Review: The Believer (Shaker Series #2)

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

The story felt like it dragged on and on. There were places where months went by in the story but it was not truly evident to the reader until chapters later. The shaker ways were little more than a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
9
Section 3
18
Section 4
29
Section 5
40
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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About the author (2009)

Living just thirty miles from a restored Shaker village in Kentucky, Ann H. Gabhart has walked the same paths that her characters might have walked in generations past. Her thorough research provides a convincing and colorful backdrop for her Shaker novels. Gabhart is also the author of Orchard of Hope and Summer of Joy.

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