In 1933 Louisville, Kentucky, even the ongoing economic depression cannot keep Piper Danson’s parents from insisting on a debut party. After all, their fortune came through the market crash intact, and they’ve picked out the perfect suitor for their daughter. Braxton Crandall can give her the kind of life she’s used to. The only problem? This is not the man–or the life–she really wants.
When Piper gets the opportunity to volunteer as a horseback Frontier Nursing courier in the Appalachian Mountains for the summer, she jumps at the chance to be something other than a dutiful daughter or a kept wife in a loveless marriage. The work is taxing, the scenery jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and the people she meets along the way open up a whole new world to her. The longer she stays, the more an advantageous marriage slips from her grasp. But something much more precious–true love–is drawing ever closer.
Bestselling author Ann H. Gabhart invites you into the storied hills of Eastern Kentucky to discover what happens when one intrepid young woman steps away from the restrictive past into a beautiful, wide-open future.
An Appalachian Summer by Ann H. Gabhart is one adventurous historical romance. A young woman who is promised to a man, leaves home for an adventure. Piper Danson is a go getter. She takes charge of her own life. Piper is a strong female protagonist. I truly liked her as a character. She is easy to like. Piper has a lot to find. She searches for an adventure gets more than she bargains for…but in the end it was all worth it. Faith, adventure, and love are found in this book. I enjoy this combination in books most. Piper believes in God but it isn’t until much later she can really say she does. Love comes unexpectedly but it’s up to Piper to decide where her life will begin and with whom. Ann H. Gabhart knows how to grab my attention and keep me inside the story. The characters were charming. I love them all.