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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.<
©2009 Ann H. Gabhart; (P)2009 Oasis

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  • Lois
  • Urbandale, IA, United States
  • 05-15-12

Wordy and predictable

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book was easy to put down.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was predictable and without emotion.

What didn’t you like about Renee Ertl’s performance?

Renee's voice is clear and understandable but she mispronounced several words.