In Along a Storied Trail, readers head out on some rough trails with Tansy Calhoun, a packhorse librarian, who carries books by horseback to those in her Appalachian Mountain community during the Great Depression. Tansy longs for romance like she’s read about in books, and when a charming writer comes to town, she wonders if she’s found it. But then it could be the perfect man is actually closer than she thinks.
Perdita Sweet has called these mountains home for so long that she’s nearly as rocky as the soil around her cabin. Long ago she’d been in love, but when the man she hoped to marry up and married someone else, she stopped giving much of herself away to others. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t know what’s going on. She knows who Tansy should choose, but why would anyone listen to the romantic advice of an old spinster?
Publisher Weekly Starred Review – “While the faith elements are subtle, Gabhart’s skillful use of period details and the Appalachian landscape lend plenty of atmosphere to accompany the lessons of hope, compassion, and fortitude amid hardship. This is her best historical inspirational yet.”