An Appalachian Summer

An Appalachian Summer[Reading] ➬ An Appalachian Summer ➳ Ann H. Gabhart – Heartforum.co.uk In , most people are focused on the Great Depression but all Piper Danson can think about is how to get out of being a debutante and marrying Braxton Crandall In an act of defiance, Piper volunteers a In , most people are focused on the Great Depression but all Piper Danson can think about is how to get out of being a debutante and marrying Braxton Crandall In an act of defiance, Piper volunteers as a frontier nursing courier in the Appalachian Mountains where adventure awaits.

Ann H Gabhart grew up on a farm in Kentucky By the time she was ten she knew she wanted to be a writer She s published over twenty novels She and her husband have three children and nine grandchildren She still lives on a farm not far from where she grew up She loves playing with her grandkids, walking with her dog, reading and, of course, writing Her Shaker books, set in her fictional Shaker village of Harmony Hill in the s, are popular with readers The Outsider was a Christian Fiction Book An Appalachian Epub / Award Finalist in Her Heart of Hollyhill books are Small Town, America books set in the s Angel Sister, a Rosey Corner book set during the Great Depression, will be followed by Small Town Girl Visit Ann s website or her two blogs, One Writer s Journal, annhgabhart, and the Hollyhill Book of the Strange, hollyhillbookofthestrangespo Giveaways several times a year.

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • An Appalachian Summer
  • Ann H. Gabhart
  • English
  • 02 September 2019
  • 0800729285

10 thoughts on “An Appalachian Summer

  1. Tina says:

    This is a Historical fiction Romance This book took place in 1933 during the Great Depression The main character Piper has to make a big decision in this book to either make her father happy or follow her heart She decides volunteers as a frontier nursing courier in the Appalachian Mountains, so she will have time to think it out I really loved this book, and I loved the characters I felt the characters and the animals in this book pulled me right into the story This book was so well writt This is a Historical fiction Romance This book took place in 1933 during the Great Depression The main character Piper has to make a big decision in this book to either make her father happy or follow her heart She decides volunteers as a frontier nursing courier in the Appalachian Mountains, so she will have time to think it out I really loved this book, and I loved the characters I felt the characters and the animals in this book pulled me right into the story This book was so well written I was kindly provided an e copy of this book by the publisher Fleming H Revell Company or author Ann H Gabhart via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review , and I want to send a big Thank you to them for that

  2. Karren Sandercock says:

    Thanks to NetGalley, Revell Publishing and Ann H Gabhart for my copy of An Appalachian Summer.Louisville 1933, Piper Danson s parents organize a debutante party for her, she s twenty and her parents want the best for her and are keen for her to marry well.Piper has her doubts, she doesn t want to rush into marriage, she has only just finished her studies, she isn t ready to settle down and start a family Piper hears Mary Breckinridge talk about her work in the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky Thanks to NetGalley, Revell Publishing and Ann H Gabhart for my copy of An Appalachian Summer.Louisville 1933, Piper Danson s parents organize a debutante party for her, she s twenty and her parents want the best for her and are keen for her to marry well.Piper has her doubts, she doesn t want to rush into marriage, she has only just finished her studies, she isn t ready to settle down and start a family Piper hears Mary Breckinridge talk about her work in the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky she needs girls who can ride horses to volunteer over summer as couriers to support her frontier nursing service Girls are expected to look after the horses, feed and water them and muck out the stalls They travel through the rugged mountains, ford streams, delivering supplies and help midwives safely deliver babies, Piper wants to have one summer of freedom, find her place in the world and her Aunt Truda encourages her to do it.Piper loves the mountains, yes it s remote and she sees the natural beauty in her surroundings, even the stars in the night sky seem bigger and brighter The mountain people have their superstitions, different ways and are wary of strangers and people from the government She makes friends with her fellow couriers, midwives, patients and their families She does miss her best friend Jamie Russell whose family lost all their money in the financial crash, he also finds his way to the mountains and he s writing stories for a newspaper and people want to read something up lifting during the depression.An Appalachian Summer is a book about hope, a young woman finding her path in life, rediscovering her faith and finding love I enjoyed the story, four stars from me and Ann H Gabhart never disappoints and I highly recommend her new book I have shared my review on Goodreads, NetGalley,Australia, Twitter, Kobo and my my blog

  3. Madison says:

    An Appalachian Summer is an atmospheric novel about the frontier nurses of the Appalachian Mountains, women couriers, and life and love in the in 1930s With romance aplenty, adventure and lighthearted moments, An Appalachian Summer is a light and easy book to enjoy.Piper is grateful her family has weathered the crash of the economy so well, even if it means she must go ahead with her Debut Ball Being pressured by her father to accept an engagement to Braxton Crandall and heartbroken over the s An Appalachian Summer is an atmospheric novel about the frontier nurses of the Appalachian Mountains, women couriers, and life and love in the in 1930s With romance aplenty, adventure and lighthearted moments, An Appalachian Summer is a light and easy book to enjoy.Piper is grateful her family has weathered the crash of the economy so well, even if it means she must go ahead with her Debut Ball Being pressured by her father to accept an engagement to Braxton Crandall and heartbroken over the silence she is receiving from her best friend and keeper of her heart Jamie Russel, Piper seizes upon the opportunity to join the frontier nursing courier service in the Appalachian Mountains From the journey there, to the surprises in store for her, it is all a great adventure She just wants to forget men and romance for a summer, which is fine until a mystery man from her aunt s past re emerges, Jamie follows her all the way to the mountains and she must decide where her heart and future will lay Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, this is a novel that mixes the past withmodern ideas of women s liberation and a changing society I sometimes forgot the time setting and had to do a double take at some of thecasual language and use of jeans and such.I absolutely adored These Healing Hills by Ann H Gabhart, which is also set in the Appalachian Mountains And while I liked An Appalachian Summer, it just didn t grab me in the same way I loved the scenery and the adventure, the people of the mountain and the other nurses, I just didn t warm to Piper all that much and I certainly wasn t intrigued by the love triangle she is dragging around behind her I really enjoyed Piper s aunt s reconnection with a past beau, though, and thought this a nice addition to the story.If you are looking for a historical read about strong, independent women with a touch of the dramatic in the romance, you ll enjoy An Appalachian Summer.The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes All opinions are my own.Findreviews, reading age guides, content advisory, and recommendations on my blog Madison s Library

  4. Paula Shreckhise says:

    An Appalachian Summer is a charming story with endearing characters and rich detail of the beautiful Appalachians When I read a novel by Ann Gabhart, it is like coming home Her books give me a warm cozy feeling This book is no exception Piper Danson comes from Louisville society in 1933 She has just made her debut and her father has marriage expectations for her But this is the era when women were beginning to decide things for themselves After Piper hears Mary Breckinridge talk about her An Appalachian Summer is a charming story with endearing characters and rich detail of the beautiful Appalachians When I read a novel by Ann Gabhart, it is like coming home Her books give me a warm cozy feeling This book is no exception Piper Danson comes from Louisville society in 1933 She has just made her debut and her father has marriage expectations for her But this is the era when women were beginning to decide things for themselves After Piper hears Mary Breckinridge talk about her nursing service, she determines to volunteer as a courier for the Frontier Nurse Midwives in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky Her longtime friend, Jaime Russell, whose family lost almost everything in the stock market crash is no longer suitable as husband material At least according to her father Jaime loves to write and aspires to be a journalist but has agreed to take a teaching position in the fall Piper is taken by the mountains when she reaches Wendover Nursing Station You know what our nurse midwives are fond of saying No one comes to these mountains by accident The people may be backward and scary at times but they respect and revere God Piper searches for a deeper relationship with the Lord She finds wise counsel from a woman from the hills and witnesses miracles of birth and nature Ms Gabhart obviously writes from experience as she describes life on a farm outpost The scenes with the horses, dogs and chickens come to life under her pen The romance between Piper and Jaime is natural, if filled with a bit of anxiety And romance could bloom again for her Aunt Truda This was the perfect book to read on my back porch on a sunny June afternoon I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell on behalf of the author I was not required to give a favorable review All opinions are my own

  5. Kav says:

    I am such an Ann H Gabhart fan, but she might just have outdone herself with An Appalachian Summer A few things drew me to the story from the start 1 That beautiful cover the purples in the foreground really draw the eye and entice a reader to stay awhile 2 The Depression Era setting I find it such a fascinating time in history and there s so much scope for character building and emotionally charged stories 3 The Appalachian setting I blame The Waltons and classic kid lit like My G I am such an Ann H Gabhart fan, but she might just have outdone herself with An Appalachian Summer A few things drew me to the story from the start 1 That beautiful cover the purples in the foreground really draw the eye and entice a reader to stay awhile 2 The Depression Era setting I find it such a fascinating time in history and there s so much scope for character building and emotionally charged stories 3 The Appalachian setting I blame The Waltons and classic kid lit like My Great Aunt Arizona, Shiloh, That Book Woman, When I Was Young in the Mountains and so many others So I was already well on my way to experiencing reading nirvana before I even opened the book But when I didwell, I was gobsmacked and twitterpated over the glory of it all.Gabhart paints pictures with her words and creates characters who become living, breathing entities and that includes the critters Even the setting takes on a life of its own I love becoming completely immersed in fiction this way A compelling coming of age story within a richly layered plot full of memorable characters and exquisite historical details.Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf Martin Communications Inc

  6. Virginia Campbell says:

    Wonderful storyteller Ann H Gabhart takes readers on a heartfelt and uplifting journey back to the Kentucky Mountains in the era of the Great Depression Piper Danson s family is surviving the economic disaster better than most, and her parents have chosen a man for her to marry whom they think will continue to provide for Piper in the manner to which she is accustomed The problem is that Piper wants a different kind of life for herself, and Braxton Crandall is not the man she envisions to sha Wonderful storyteller Ann H Gabhart takes readers on a heartfelt and uplifting journey back to the Kentucky Mountains in the era of the Great Depression Piper Danson s family is surviving the economic disaster better than most, and her parents have chosen a man for her to marry whom they think will continue to provide for Piper in the manner to which she is accustomed The problem is that Piper wants a different kind of life for herself, and Braxton Crandall is not the man she envisions to share her future Her lifelong friend, Jamie Russell, is the one who knows her best However, his family suffered terribly in the economic depression, and he has become somewhat distanced When Piper learns of a chance to work with a frontier nursing program as a horseback courier, it sounds like the answer to her prayers It will be a summer of hard work, personal growth and revelation, and a deepening of faith When Piper and Jamie are reunited, will it be just a reunion of old friends, or has the time come for two yearning hearts to finally become as one Ann H Gabhart, a Kentucky native, is a very special storyteller Her descriptions of her home state, its people, its culture, and its heritage are like a painting colored by words As always, there is the underlying message of deep and abiding faith.Book Copy Gratis Revell Books

  7. Faye says:

    Piper Danson wants to dowith her life than be a debutante or a wife to the wealthy man her parents have picked out, so she joins the Frontier Nursing couriers She spends her days riding the trails up and down the Appalachian mountains on horseback to serve the determined people that make the mountains their home.Piper gets to see a whole other kind of living, working with the mountain people, enduring long days, and finding her path Piper is willing to work and willing to learn I loved Piper Danson wants to dowith her life than be a debutante or a wife to the wealthy man her parents have picked out, so she joins the Frontier Nursing couriers She spends her days riding the trails up and down the Appalachian mountains on horseback to serve the determined people that make the mountains their home.Piper gets to see a whole other kind of living, working with the mountain people, enduring long days, and finding her path Piper is willing to work and willing to learn I loved the premise of this book and the Frontier Nursing couriers Through the experience Piper got to befriend many people that she never would have normally encountered in her old life, and I love how supportive her aunt was, as well as her mother Jamie is a very outgoing man, willing to pitch in wherever needed, naturally befriending people in every situation He is a honorable man, with a good work ethic and respect for others He was probably one of my favorite characters, along with Aunt Truda.Overall, this was a highly enjoyable read, and probably my favorite from this author so far This is a wonderful, engaging tale, I loved the setting of the breath taking Appalachian mountains Piper is an admirable young woman who comes into her own, growing in her sense of self and her faith, I loved that she took a chance and didn t pick the easier predictable path There were also so many wonderful characters, and great side threads, that brought this beautiful book to life Highly recommend I received a complimentary copy of this book Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own

  8. Laura says:

    When I read the info about An Appalachian Summer by Ann Gabhart, I thought it was a sequel to These Healing Hills It wasn t, but it could have been.Both books centered on the Frontier Nursing Service in the Appalachian Mountains This book focused on a young debutante, Piper Danson, who, dissatisfied with life, looks for a way to escape her obligation of getting married to the right guy, for all the wrong reasons status, money, and a comfortable life So she volunteers to become a courier i When I read the info about An Appalachian Summer by Ann Gabhart, I thought it was a sequel to These Healing Hills It wasn t, but it could have been.Both books centered on the Frontier Nursing Service in the Appalachian Mountains This book focused on a young debutante, Piper Danson, who, dissatisfied with life, looks for a way to escape her obligation of getting married to the right guy, for all the wrong reasons status, money, and a comfortable life So she volunteers to become a courier in the Appalachian Mountains, for the Frontier Nursing Service Her goal was to avoid thinking about the man she loved, but was unsuitable for her to marry, according to her father She also wanted to not think about the man her father wanted her to marry A man she felt nothing for So she runs away, hoping to delay the inevitable But sometimes, the inevitable chases you down until you have no choice but to make a decision I enjoyed learningabout the Frontier Nursing Service Ann Gabhart once again has done her research, giving the reader not only a minds eye view of the Appalachians but the experience of what the nurses and couriers had to go through I am convinced I will never eat another chicken again No, I m not going to tell you what happens to the poor chicken Suffice it to say, the author s writing was vivid enough that I am now thinking of becoming completely vegetarian I love that the author includes an element of faith in her books, while not being preachy about it The major theme in this book, for me, was taking that step out in faith when we are unsure what will happen something Piper had to learn the hard way That can be how faith in the Lord is You might feel a little trembly when you take that first step of trusting your ways to him, but once you do, you can always depend on that firm foundation of the Lord s love A lovely book with a beautiful message I highly recommend it.I received this book courtesy of Baker Publishing Revell, through NetGalley

  9. CoffeeBreakBooks says:

    An Appalachian Summer is a very thoughtful and moving examination of life during the height of the Great Depression 1933 Kentucky This story will open your eyes and your heart not only to families struggles with the financial ramifications of the Depression but, also, to significant challenges inherent in the medical care system of the time Ann Gabhart skillfully showcases the class boundaries and, for some, outright snobbishness and lack of concern toward those who have lost their position An Appalachian Summer is a very thoughtful and moving examination of life during the height of the Great Depression 1933 Kentucky This story will open your eyes and your heart not only to families struggles with the financial ramifications of the Depression but, also, to significant challenges inherent in the medical care system of the time Ann Gabhart skillfully showcases the class boundaries and, for some, outright snobbishness and lack of concern toward those who have lost their position in society as well as those who have always lived in poverty Jamie Russell is a very sympathetic character, as he struggles with establishing a career path after his family loses everything in the market crash His longtime friend Piper Danson isinterested in being outdoors and in giving back to the needy rather than attending a whirlwind of debutante parties Thus, she becomes a volunteer with the Frontier Nursing Service, established during the prior decade by Mary Breckinridge In addition to Mary, there are many other great secondary characters.The Frontier Nursing Service is a private charitable organization serving a predominately impoverished rural area in southeastern Kentucky The staff is composed of nurse midwives who were trained in England They travel via horseback and on foot to provide childbirth care in the patients homes, acting as both midwives and family nurses One of Piper s responsibilities is helping to care for the horses and, when needed, to assist the nurses One of my favorite parts of this book is the writing style of the author, as she paints a picture with words the beautiful hills, the flora and fauna, and the homes, which typically have no electricity or running water This novel is heartfelt, charming, down to earth, and definitely one for the re read list I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own

  10. Susan Snodgrass says:

    I fell in love with this book Ann Gabhart takes us to the Appalachian area of Kentucky as she tells us about Mary Breckenridge and the Frontier Nursing Service I was so captivated that I did some research of my own A compelling story indeed She sets a fictionalized set of characters in the midst of this story and it is absolutely completely interesting Endearing and totally worth the read Recommended My thanks to Revell Publishing for a copy of this book via Net Galley The opinions in th I fell in love with this book Ann Gabhart takes us to the Appalachian area of Kentucky as she tells us about Mary Breckenridge and the Frontier Nursing Service I was so captivated that I did some research of my own A compelling story indeed She sets a fictionalized set of characters in the midst of this story and it is absolutely completely interesting Endearing and totally worth the read Recommended My thanks to Revell Publishing for a copy of this book via Net Galley The opinions in this review are my own

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