Can love endure in a time of war? Will the clash of their different worlds doom the love of a Shaker woman and a Confederate soldier? Chloe Canterbury's third novel, Turnings, introduces us to Pleasant Hill, a utopian village of devout Shakers who practice a radical Gospel of racial justice, pacifism, and gender equality. In the autumn of 1862, their peaceful community is torn asunder by civil war when a massive rebel army invades Kentucky and camps out on the rolling hills of the Bluegrass surrounding Pleasant Hill. A chance meeting of Sarah Pennybaker and Colonel John Thomas Helm sets in motion a love story of unimaginable depth and incomparable tenderness. Their unfolding love will test their loyalties to God and country in a time of profound and passionate partisanship.