The Believers Author:Janice Holt Giles In her historical novels about Kentucky, Janice Holt Giles has become known for her integrity with which she handles her materials and for the realism with which she writes. — Here, in _The Believers_, she continues her series about the settling of Kentucky with a moving story of love and marriage in a Shaker community. — Rebecca Fowler, daughter ... more »of Tice and Hannah, was only seventeen when she married Richard Cooper. She could not remember the time when she had not loved and trusted him and followed where he led.
At first they were very happy; it was not until after their child was stillborn that Richard showed the preliminary signs of religious fanaticism in his insistence that this was God's punishment visited upon them. The Shaker missionaries to Kentucky found him an easy convert.
When Richard joined the Shaker community, Rebecca went with him, as a dutiful wife should, hoping that her love might prevail and win him back to her and to life.« less