IN THE SHADOW OF THE RIVER By Ann H. Gabhart
Bestselling author Ann H. Gabhart has captivated readers with her historical romance novels set within her home state of Kentucky. In her newest novel, In the Shadow of the River, Gabhart invites readers to come aboard the Kingston Floating Palace, a showboat filled with lively entertainment, music, and dancing. But amidst the spirited atmosphere, there lurk secrets from the past, and the truth is hard to come by. In the Shadow of the River weaves a tale of mystery, romance, and things remembered, all set along the Ohio River.
Jacci Reed was only five years old when a man attempted to kidnap her from the steamboat her mother Irena worked on. Although her mother had been wounded, they were still able to escape to a neighboring showboat.
Now fifteen years later, Jacci has come to love life on the river and her adopted family of actors, singers, and dancers. She has even developed her own talent as an entertainer. But when someone tries to kill her, the past once again resurfaces. The memory of the altercation that took her mother’s life and the cryptic statements that she overheard once again replay in her mind. Jacci has many unanswered questions about why these events happened and is determined to uncover the mysteries of the past. But her grandfather, among others, are determined to keep the past hidden.
Gabe Kingston was a teenager when Jacci first came aboard his father’s showboat. His affection for Jacci has only grown throughout the years. Now that she is in peril, he is determined to help her find answers.
Will they be able to uncover the shadows from the past to allow for a brighter future together?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of many novels, including When the Meadow Blooms, Along a Storied Trail, An Appalachian Summer, River to Redemption, These Healing Hills, and Angel Sister. She and her husband live on a farm a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky. Ann enjoys discovering the everyday wonders of nature while hiking in her farm’s fields and woods with her grandchildren and her dogs, Frankie and Marley. Learn more at www.annhgabhart.com.