Small Town Girl by Ann H. Gabhart….From Revell

Small Town Girl

By Ann H. Gabhart



400 pages
Pub Date: July 2013

Bestselling author Ann Gabhart weaves a timeless story of love, sacrifice and longing that will grip the heart and stir the spirit. In her gentle and textured style, Gabhart takes the reader back to a time when days moved slowly and life was simple. A world that was about to change forever.
In the autumn of 1941, rumors of war whisper through Rosey Corner. The town waits in anticipation as if holding its breath. But for Kate Merritt, it seems life is letting out a prolonged sigh. As Kate watches her sister marry the man Kate has loved since she was fifteen, her heart is silently breaking. And even the attentions of handsome best man Jay Tanner can’t draw her interest.
Then suddenly, Pearl Harbor changes everything. Kate’s friends are rushing to get married before the boys go off to war. The newspapers talk of women making airplanes and bombs. Everyone in town begins rolling bandages, planting victory gardens and collecting scrap metal. Kate finds herself drawn to Jay in surprising ways, and when he enlists she can hardly breathe worrying about him getting killed. Could she truly be in love with him? And if she is, will she ever see him again?
Fans of Angel Sister will be thrilled to see Kate Merritt all grown up. New readers will find that Gabhart tells a beautiful story that will touch their hearts and win their loyalty.



I really loved everything about this book! The characters were realistic and believable, the setting was an interesting era to read about, and I enjoyed the slower pace living conditions of the small town. Jay Tanner came from a difficult past, so thought he had no place in anyone’s family, but was really wishing he could be a part of Kate’s close family. But was that really to be? Kate and Tanner didn’t have a chance because of Mike, because Mike didn’t think Jay was good enough for Kate, but yet knowing Kate was in love with him, he fell in love and married Kate’s sister. And then there is Kate’s little sister who immediately fell in love with Jay, and Jay adored Birdie, as he called her, as well. Mike was the local church minister, and preached to Jay all of the time, but never reaching him. So what else is there to do for Jay except join the military and strike out on his own again? There is a lot going on in this story, so it will definitely keep your attention!

Ann Gabhart does a wonderful job of weaving everyone’s situations together and working them out to make a wonderful read for all of her fans. And if you haven’t read any of Ms. Gabhart’s books, you are missing out! I encourage you to pick up a copy of Small Town Girl today! You will be pleased with your choice!

“Available July 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

I received this book from Revell to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.



6306Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several novels, including Angel Sister, Words Spoken True, The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker, The Blessed and The Gifted. She lives with her husband a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky. Find out more at

Praise for Small Town Girl and Ann Gabhart
“A classic. Ann Gabhart pens an enduring tale from the very first line of Small Town Girl. Rosey Corner is a world you won’t want to leave, rife with spiritual truths, rich romance, and memorable characters that linger long after!” – Laura Frantz, author of The Colonel’s Lady and Love’s Reckoning
“The characters of Ann Gabhart’s Small Town Girl pulled me into their lives and did not let me go. This love story, painted upon the canvas of a small Kentucky town struggling with WWII, is one of the most riveting historical romances I’ve ever read.” – Serena B. Miller, winner of the 2012 RITA award for Inspirational Romance.


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