Friday, February 22, 2013

When the Heart Heals, a review

Courageous and unconventional, Rosemary Saxon served as a nurse during the Civil War, a service that has caused most women in town to regard her as unfeminine and downright vulgar. Although she would like to put her experiences as a nurse behind her, she must support herself. She takes a position with Dr. Elijah Stewart and a mutual attraction begins to develop. But when a sophisticated woman arrives in town claiming to be Elijah's fiancee, a heartbroken Rosemary decides to leave Noble Springs and start fresh. Can Elijah convince her of the mystery woman's deception before he loses her forever?
With tenderness and grace, Ann Shorey invites readers back to the town of Noble Springs, Missouri, for an engrossing story of love's tentative first steps and fragile future in the face of opposition. Readers will find in Rosemary a sympathetic but strong woman determined to thrive in a world that doesn't always understand.

A setting of post Civil War sets us up for a sweet story between the strong yet lovely Rosemary and the doctor she begins to work for, Elijah. I love how unique and intelligent Rosemary is- a definite match for her employer....perhaps! Of course, a twist or two comes about, changing the plans for Rosemary and Elijah, adding a bit of discomfort and the unknown. Prayers, thoughts, and verses rest on trust and forgiveness to infuse the storyline with the grace of God. A truly tender hearted story with excitement and gentle nudging toward The Lord!

Thank you to Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, for the complimentary review copy.

1 comment:

Ann Shorey said...

Thank you for your review of When the Heart Heals. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. (Love the family picture at the top of your blog!)