A Shaker historical romance novel - sounds unusual, yes? In "The Innocent", Carlyn Kearney is at a crossroads. Her husband is listed as missing from the war and she doesn't know if she is a widow or not. She can barely feed herself and her home is owned by the town land shark - and he aims to collect one way or another. In desperation, she decides that God is leading her to join the Shaker community. However, she quickly learns that the peaceful lifestyle they profess still allows trouble to find her. Several people die under suspicious circumstances and there are those who think that the trouble started when she came to the village.
Local Sheriff Mitchell Brodie is determined to find the truth behind the deaths and prove Carlyn's innocence - as well as win her heart. Can Carlyn's heart be won? Will she be free to decide how she truly wants to live? Read this book to find out!
I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.