Francine Howard plans to marry her high school sweetheart when WWII ends. Her world comes crashing down when he writes that he's bringing home an English bride.
She applies for training as a nurse midwife in the
Appalachian Mountains. Perhaps she'll find a purpose for
her life helping others.
Ben Locke's desire to see his
home and family again occupied his
thoughts throughout the war. After being a soldier for so long, what would he
do for the remainder of his life? Kentucky
He's mountain, and she isn't. Can they bridge the gap between their differences or are they too great?
This book captured my attention and never let go. Maybe it was the unique setting, the interesting cultural facts, or the quiet strength of the mountain people that drew me into their story. Whatever it was, I wished there was a sequel to this tale.
Ann Gabhart did a magnificent job with her research and character development. I hope she writes more stories along these lines.
Disclaimer: I won the book in a blog giveaway. Neither the author nor the publisher paid me for a review - favorable or otherwise. All opinions, as always, are mine and mine alone.
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