About the Book
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 the books she loves. 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 that 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. Perdita knows who Tansy should choose, but why would anyone listen to the romantic advice of an old spinster?
In My Opinion
Ann H. Gabhart has a way with introducing readers to Appalachian life, and she does brings us back again with Along a Storied Trail.
There’s a great mix of characters in this book including Tansy and Perdita. In fact, all of the women in this book are either independent and headstrong or have something to prove.
The strongly woven faith thread is evident throughout the story, and romance fans will enjoy spending time with three couples partnering up.
Gabhart’s strength is in her settings—the tension and challenges of the mountains and mountain life radiate from the pages.
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