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In the shadow of the river  Cover Image Book Book

In the shadow of the river / Ann H. Gabhart.


In 1881, Jacci Reed is only five years old when a man attempts to kidnap her from the steamboat her mother, Irena, works on. Badly wounded during the confrontation, Irena takes Jacci aboard the Kingston Floating Palace, a showboat tied up beside them. There, Jacci's actor grandfather tends to her mother, and Jacci get a first taste of the life she will come to lead. Fifteen years later, Jacci is an actress aboard that same showboat and largely contented with her adopted family of actors, singers, and dancers. Especially Gabe, who has always supported her, and the gruff grandfather she has come to know and love. Jacci's mother has been gone for years, but the memory of the altercation that ultimately took her life--and the cryptic things Jacci has oveheard about her past--is always there, lurking in the back of her mind. When someone on the showboat tries to kill Jacci, it's clear her questions demand answers. But secrets have a way of staying in the shadows... and the answers she craves will not come easily. -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780800741723
  • ISBN: 0800741722
  • ISBN: 9780800744601
  • ISBN: 0800744608
  • Physical Description: 342 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2023]

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General Note:
Publisher, publishing date, binding, and paging may vary.
Subject: Showboats > Fiction.
Entertainers > Fiction.
Attempted murder > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Christian fiction.
Religious fiction.
Romance fiction.

Available copies

  • 30 of 30 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 30 total copies.
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North Kansas City Public Library FICTION GABHART 2023 (Text) 0001012513638 Fiction Available -

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