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Ann H. Gabhart

Author Bio:

Ann H. Gabhart has published over twenty-five novels for adults and children in several different genres. She published her first inspirational novel, Scent of Lilacs, in 2005. Ann likes being able to include her characters' spiritual journey in their stories. Her Shaker novels have been popular with readers, and her first Shaker novel, The Outsider, was a finalist for the ECPA Fiction Book of 2009. Ann lives on a farm in Central Kentucky with her husband, Darrell. They have three children and nine grandchildren. Ann enjoys playing with her grandkids, hiking with her dog, Oscar, and getting to know her fellow writers and readers. Visit Ann at her website www.annhgabhart.com or join the conversation on her author Facebook page www.facebook.com/anngabhart.

Books by Author

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Murder Is No Accident (The Hidden Springs Mysteries)

Young Maggie Greene may be trespassing in the old, empty Victorian mansion on a quiet street in Hidden Springs, but all she wants is some private time in the magnificent tower room to write her stories. Certain she'll be in trouble if caught, she hides when a realtor shows up. But someone else is in…

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Murder Comes by Mail: A Hidden Springs Mystery (The Hidden Springs Mysteries)

A Cozy Mystery Complete with a Small Town Full of Charming, Quirky CharactersDeputy Sheriff Michael Keane doesn't particularly enjoy being touted as the hero of Hidden Springs after pulling a suicidal man back from the edge of the Eagle River bridge in front of dozens of witnesses--a few of whom caught…

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Murder at the Courthouse: A Hidden Springs Mystery (The Hidden Springs Mysteries)

After a few years as a police officer in Columbus, Michael Keane has no trouble relaxing into the far less stressful job of deputy sheriff in his small hometown. After all, nothing ever happens in Hidden Springs, Kentucky. Nothing, that is, until a dead body is discovered on the courthouse steps. Everyone…

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The Innocent

Carlyn Kearney has spent two lonely years not knowing whether to mourn or to hope after she receives word from the Union Army that her husband is messing. When the war ends without further word, Carlyn finds herself penniless, in debt, and force from her home. With nowhere else to go, she seeks refuge…

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Love Comes Home

WW II is finally over and the people of Rosey Corner are joyfully welcoming the boys home. The Merritt sisters in particular are looking toward the future. Kate is eager to start a family and live out her dream of happily ever after with Jay. Evangeline craves a beautiful house and encourages Mike to…

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Christmas at Harmony Hill: A Shaker Story

It is 1864 and the nation is still torn apart by civil war when Heather Worth discovers she is with child. She has been working as a laundress with her husband's army unit, but when the army gets orders to march south to Tennessee, Gideon insists Heather go home to have their child under safer conditions.…

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Small Town Girl: A Novel

In the autumn of 1941, rumors of war whisper through Rosey Corner. The town practically vibrates in anticipation, as if it is holding its breath. But for Kate Merritt, it seems life is letting out a prolonged sigh. As Kate watches her sister marry the man Kate has loved since she was fifteen, her heart…

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Gifted, The: A Novel

By 1849, Jessamine Brady has been in the Shaker Village for half her life, but in spite of how she loves her sisters there, she struggles to conform to the strict rules. Instead she entertains dreams of the world outside. When Tristan Cooper seems to step out of those dreams to entice her into the forbidden…

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Words Spoken True

Adriane Darcy was practically raised in her father's newspaper offices. She can't imagine life without the clatter of the press and the push to be first to write the news that matters. Their Tribune is the leading paper in Louisville in 1855. Then Blake Garrett, a brash young editor from the North with…

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The Blessed

It is 1844 and Lacey Bishop's life is a tangled mess. Estranged from her own family, at age 16 she started working for a preacher and his wife. All is fine until the wife dies a few years later and the preacher convinces Lacey the only decent thing to do is marry him. That way she can continue to act…

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Angel Sister

It is 1936 and Kate Merritt, the middle child of Victor and Nadine, works hard to keep her family together. Her father slowly slips into alcoholism and his business suffers during the Great Depression. As her mother tries to come to grips with their situation and her sisters seem to remain blissfully…

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The Seeker

Charlotte Vance is a young woman who knows what she wants. But when the man she planned to marry joins the Shakers - a religious group that does not marry - she is left dumbfounded. And when her father brings home a new wife who is young enough to be Charlotte's sister, it is more than she can bear.…

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The Believer

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…

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The Outsider

Gabrielle Hope and her mother joined the Harmony Hill Shaker community in 1807. The community promised stability and devotion that Gabrielle wholeheartedly embraces. But when a local doctor must be brought into Harmony Hill from the outside, he sets into motion a chain of events that will challenge…

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Summer of Joy (Hollyhill Series, Book 3)

For Jocie Brooke, the summer of 1964 certainly was eventful, but it's nothing compared to what's coming to Hollyhill, Kentucky, and the Brooke family next. The past is coming to call, threatening to destroy the relationships that everyone thought were so strong. Two people--one thought to be gone for…

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Orchard of Hope (Hollyhill Series Book 2)

It's been an eventful summer for Jocie Brooke. Little does she know things have only just begun to heat up. Drought has gripped the quiet Kentucky town of Hollyhill and it seems as if everyone is waiting--for rain, for a fresh start, for the next step toward the future. Into this tense haze of anticipation…

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Scent of Lilacs (Hollyhill Series, Book 1)

Before Ann H. Gabhart became well-known for her much-loved Shaker novels, she wrote three poignant novels centered on the loveable Jocie Brooke and her family, who lived in 1960s small-town Kentucky. Once named as one of Booklist's Top Ten Christian Novels and now featuring a brand new cover, Scent…


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