When the Meadow Blooms by Ann H. Gabhart

About the Book

Rose and her daughters go to her brother-in-law’s Kentucky farm, Meadowland, after the loss of her husband, hoping to focus on recovering from the tragedy and learning to move on without him.  Dirk Meadows is willing to host his brother’s family at the farm, but he avoids personal connections due to past hurts.  As Rose and Dirk begin to repair the broken pieces of their hearts, they find themselves drawn to each other in their tragedy.

About the Author

Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of Along a Storied TrailAn Appalachian SummerRiver to RedemptionThese Healing Hills, and Angel Sister, along with several Shaker novels–The RefugeThe OutsiderThe BelieverThe SeekerThe Blessed, and The Gifted. 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 http://www.annhgabhart.com.

Purchase Links


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My Thoughts

This novel has characters with such great depth and growth!  There is tragedy in the story, but also hope as Rose and Kirk are finally able to take their broken pasts and depend on God with their future.  Ann Gabhart is able to write characters that seem realistic and authentic and it’s easy to love them.  There is also something comforting about the way she describes Meadowland as well and easily draws you in with her setting.  The spiritual themes of healing and faith are central to the storyline.  The ending wrapped up rather quickly, but I greatly enjoyed the detailed journey.  I really liked the depth to the story and I highly recommend this novel!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishing.  Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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