Ann H. Gabhart

Ann H. Gabhart has been called a storyteller. With 37 published books and more stories on the way, the title fits. Ann wraps her stories around historical times and events in her home state of Kentucky. She’s written about the Shakers in The RefugeThe Outsider, and more, gone to the Appalachian Mountains for These Healing HillsAn Appalachian Summer, and Along a Storied Trail, mined her family history for Angel Sister and Scent of Lilacs, found a feel good story set in Springfield, Kentucky, and more. Even her cozy mysteries take place in the fictional town of Hidden Springs, Kentucky. Her recent release, When the Meadow Blooms, has a rural Kentucky setting. Ann keeps her keyboard warm out on her farm where she and her dogs and sometimes her grandkids enjoy discovering the wonders of nature. To find out more about Ann and her books, go to

Cover of When the Meadow Blooms

When the Meadow Blooms

Widower Rose Meadows managed to eke out a living for herself and her two daughters by working as a milliner. But when she contracted tuberculosis, she was forced to leave her daughters at an orphanage while she is treated at a sanatorium.

When Rose’s brother-in-law, Dirk Meadows, finds out about their plight, he knows what he must do. He rescues them and brings them to his beautiful home, Meadowland. Although he may have opened up his home to them, he doesn’t necessarily want to his open his heart. Dirk is still struggling through his own pain of being badly scarred by a fire and also abandoned by the woman he loved. But it may be that his visitors can unlock the secret to true healing and peace.

When the Meadows Bloom explores the tender places within the human heart and offers a heartfelt look at what it means to trust and accept love even in the midst of pain.