Monday, April 8, 2013

Review:When the Heart Heals by:Ann Shorey


About the Book:
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.
 Ann Kirk Shorey
About the Author:
ANN SHOREY has been a story collector for most of her life. Her writing has appeared in Chicken Soup for the Grandma's Soul, and in the Adams Media Cup of Comfort anthologies. She made her fiction debut with the At Home in Beldon Grove series for Revell. The Edge of Light, released in January 2009, is the first in the series, followed by The Promise of Morning and The Dawn of a Dream. Her new Sisters at Heart series for Revell debuted on January 1, 2012, with Where Wildflowers Bloom. Book Two, When the Heart Heals, will release February 1, 2013.

When Ann's not writing, she teaches classes on historical research, story arc, and other fiction fundamentals at regional conferences. She lives with her husband in Oregon.

My Review:
 Rosemary decides to go to the local doctor to inquire about a nursing job. But back in those days female nurses were not the norm. So it was not acceptable. Things don't go well at first with the doctor. So Rosemary stops in to talk to her sister in law about her problems finding a job. But Faith really doesn't offer the assurance that Rosemary wants and Rosemary heads to the store to get some supplies. Poor Rosemary has been having a hard time making ends meet and she is very stubborn when it comes to getting help from outside sources.

 The doctor is so silly. He shows up at her house to offer her a job. She desperately needs this job and reluctantly accepts after all, times are pretty hard right now. After awhile things between the two start going back and forth. The exchanges between them get heated at times. And you can really feel the chemistry between the two in the pages.

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me at no charge for my honest review from