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Author: Lynda  Durrant
Publisher: Clarion Books
Subject/Category: 6-9
Year Reviewed:: 2010
ISBN: 9780547003573
Review: When Rosemary Elizabeth's mother deposits her three children at the Shaker community of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, the 14-year-old thinks she might have found heaven on earth. Safe from her violent, alcoholic father and the Civil War raging around her, she struggles to walk the Shaker path, holding on to the hope of her mother's return. It is hard, she discovers, to attain Shaker perfection and keep your sense of self. This carefully crafted novel lovingly details the strengths of the Shaker world.

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