Charlotte Vance has a plan for her future, but in April 1861, her plan seems to be falling apart. The neighbor she is engaged to marry (in order that they can join their vast estates) has decided to join a Shaker community, where marriage is forbidden. Her father, a Kentucky state senator, returns from Lexington with a new wife, who takes over the running of Charlotte’s beloved Grayson, including selling many of their slaves. Adam Wade, a visiting artist, steals a kiss from Charlotte in her family garden, and she can’t stop thinking about him. And worst of all, the United States is on the brink of civil war, making any plan for the future seem impossible.
Estranged from her father, Charlotte decides to join the Shaker community. This decision will allow her black maid, Mellie, freedom, and it will give Charlotte a chance to try to win back her fiancé. As her plans slowly unravel, Charlotte learns to give the planning of her future to God.
Gabhart deftly weaves the Civil War, the Vance family traumas, Shaker theology, and Charlotte’s romance with Adam Wade into a true-to-history, heartfelt story. The Seeker is sure to please all readers of Christian romance.