|When The Heart Heals|
Revell Publishing, 2013
Reviewed by Diana Flowers
Compelling Historical Romance
In When The Heart Heals, author Ann Shorey takes us on a suspense filled journey into the intriguing life of a lovely young woman's quest for a career, independence, a sense of belonging—and love.
Rosemary Saxon had begun her nursing career in St. Louis during the Civil War, and having moved to the quaint town of Noble Springs, Missouri, wishes to continue in that profession in spite of folks' prejudice against female nurses. Against his better judgement, Dr. Elijah Stewart hires her to assist him in his practice, and instantly begins to butt heads with the willful, but pretty young nurse. Her knowledge of herbs and diagnosing and treating his patients with them is a constance source of contention between the two. In spite of everything, Rosemary's first blush of love blossoms into something much deeper for the handsome doctor.
Before long, Rosemary begins to receive threatening notes and someone vandalizes her herb garden and her greenhouse. Who would do such a thing and why? When Elijah finally proposes to Rosemary and she says "yes", and his supposed fiance flounces into town displaying his engagement ring on her finger...does Rosemary have the courage to remain in Noble Springs? Or is returning to St. Louis the safest solution to all of her problems?
Ann Shorey has penned an engrossing love story with unforgettable characters...humanly flawed but so very endearing. With an intriguing storyline, interspersed with suspense and a spiritual thread of forgiveness, this is one I highly recommend! A nicely written story that is guaranteed to warm your heart, be sure to put When The Heart Heals at the top of your reading list today!
Two Giveaways: Ann has generously offered to give away winner's choice of When the Heart Heals or Where Wildflowers Bloom! International—ebook only! Carrie is also giving away a paperback copy of Where Wildflowers Bloom! Don't forget to leave an email address for contact purposes.