An Appalachian summer

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long-time book discussion leader



An Appalachian summer


Ann H. Gabhart








360 pages


In 1933 Kentucky, young women of any means are glad to have escaped the worst of the Depression and most are looking for a young man to spend their lives with and start a family. Piper Danson’s parents are of that same mind but Piper herself wants something more, wants to make a difference in the world, perhaps like her Aunt Truda. When she hears her aunt’s friend, Mary Breckenridge, speak of the needs in the Appalachian Mountains and the opportunity to be a horseback Frontier Nursing courier for the summer, she jumps at the chance, leaving just days after her debut party.

Piper learns she is capable of many things she has never even considered and also her heart discovers who really has her heart: Jamie, her childhood best friend or Braxton Crandall the heartthrob all the girls seem to be interested in and who is pursuing Piper.

There are some strong Christian characters in the book who have an influence on Piper and there is also a strong conviction to make a difference in the world we live in.


Rating (1 to 5):


Suggested Audience:

Fans of Christian historical fiction and romance

Christian Impact:

Follow the Lord and follow your heart

Other Notes:

Also contains:

-the first chapter of the next series

An Appalachian Summer

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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