Tuesday, March 19, 2013

When the Heart HealsWhen the Heart Heals by Ann Shorey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series "Sisters at Heart" book #1 When the Heart Heals by Ann Shorey

I really enjoyed reading this story set in the town of Noble Springs, Missouri...In a country healing from war, can a young woman find healing for her heart?

What a story of courage and faith intertwined..two young people meet, one a Doctor who has secrets in his background and has moved to a small town to begin his practice and the other a young woman who had been a nurse during the civil war and needs to support herself so she wont have to move in with a brother.  Rosemary is a stubborn woman with a lot of courage and she chooses to go back into nursing because she knows she can do the work.  When she applies at the Doctors office she recognizes him as one of the Doctors she had worked with in the war briefly but he does not recognize her.  In this period in time most nurses were men and he was reluctant to hire her ..after some thought though he told her he would accept her on a trial basis.
It seems almost immediately they "butt heads and hearts", Can they work together..Both try extra hard, Rosemary believes strongly in herbal treatments and many times gets into trouble with the good Doctor when she lets a patient know of a herb that will help.
Into the story is mixed suspense when someone writes letters "witch",
you have been warned and herb garden is trashed..Rosemary is at a loss as to why this would be happening and soon the sheriff is brought into the picture to find the culprit.
Elijah's father wants him to come back home and take over his practice eventually and his tactics are less then honorable when it comes to getting him to do so.
This appealing mix of history and romance will keep you turning the pages to see what will happen next with the Dr and nurse as they come closer together...

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