Friday, March 29, 2013
Ann Shorey's When the Heart Heals
Set in post Civil War Missouri, When the Heart Heals concludes where Where Wildflowers Bloom left off. We get to read about Curt's sister, Rosemary Saxon. Independent and resourceful, Rosemary served as a nurse during the war even though female nurses were frowned upon. She needs work and takes a job with the town's new doctor. She insist on giving advice about herbal remedies to Dr. Elijah Stewart's patients even after he forbids her to.
Rosemary is receiving threatening notes from someone in the community. And her home is vandalized. Rosemary has a big heart and helps those in need, even when it causes gossip. This romance is hard to put down and covers interesting history with suspense and action. Forgiveness is a strong medicine and Ann Shorey has given us another excellent story to read.
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 fiancée, 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.