The seeker, by Ann H Gabhart. This book is about a young lady named charlotte and her struggles in life. She had her plans all laid out for who she was going to marry, what she was going to do with her life, etc... But then the man she had planned on marrying threw a wrench into the whole deal when he decided he was called to live a shaker life (that ment you couldn't be married and that all belongings/land etc. was signed over to the shakers). If that wasn't enough her father comes home and announces that he's gotten married and Charlottes step mom is less than what one would hope for in a mother. To get away from this new step mom and in an attempt to get the man back she lost to the shakers, she decided to join them under the disguise of wanting to be a part of the community.
I really enjoyed this book! Its a fairly long book, but very well written. As well it also gives a lot of the history of the shakers and their lifestyle, beliefs etc.. Much more than just an average romance novel! A definate must read!!
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