The storied trail of the title is the trail trod by packhorse librarians from 1935 until 1943, brought to Eastern Kentucky by the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration (WPA). The protagonist of this Christian romance is Tansy Calhoun, a packhorse librarian. "Gabhart's skillful use of period details and the Appalachian landscape lend plenty of atmosphere to accompany the lessons of hope, compassion, and fortitude amid hardship. This is her best historical inspirational yet."--Publishers Weekly. "Fabulous! This beautifully written book brings a little-known part of American history to life with characters so real they linger long after the last page is turned."--Amanda Cabot. The author, Ann H. Gabhart lives on a rural Kentucky farm a mile from where she was born. She is the author of several novels set in Kentucky including several Shaker novels.
Grand Rapids, Michigan: Revell/Baker Publishing Group, 2021. 362 pages. Trade paperback.