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Along a Storied Trail by Ann H. Gabhart {Book Review}

**I received a complimentary copy of this book for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

 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.

Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several Shaker novels--The RefugeThe OutsiderThe BelieverThe SeekerThe Blessed, and The Gifted--as well as other historical novels, including Angel SisterThese Healing HillsRiver to Redemption, and An Appalachian Summer
. She and her husband live on a farm a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky. Ann enjoys discovering the everyday wonders of nature while hiking in her farm's fields and woods with her grandchildren and her dogs, Frankie and Marley. Learn more at www.annhgabhart.com.

As a book lover, I always appreciate a book in which the main character is a book lover themselves. Book store owners, literary enthusiasts, librarians... I enjoy them all. Along a Storied Trail features a unique kind of librarian that I had never heard of before. Tansy Calhoun is a packhorse librarian in Kentucky who transported books to those living in the Appalachian mountains during the Great Depression. This was something that actually did exist at that time, and I found it to be really intriguing. While that may have been what initially drew me in, the characters themselves were well written and kept me interested. I appreciated the dialogue and how it seemed true to life for the area in which the story took place... that certainly helped to set the scene and really take the reader there. 

Overall, I found this to be a good read and one that fans of historical fiction will certainly want to check out for themselves. 


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