Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Review: These Healing Hills by:Ann H. Gabhart

 These Healing Hills
About the Book:
Francine Howard has her life all mapped out until the soldier she planned to marry at WWII's end writes to tell her he's in love with a woman in England. Devastated, Francine seeks a fresh start in the Appalachian Mountains, training to be a nurse midwife for the Frontier Nursing Service.

Deeply affected by the horrors he witnessed at war, Ben Locke has never thought further ahead than making it home to Kentucky. His future shrouded in as much mist as his beloved mountains, he's at a loss when it comes to envisioning what's next for his life.

When Francine's and Ben's paths intersect, it's immediately clear that they are from different worlds and value different things. But love has a way of healing old wounds . . . and revealing tantalizing new possibilities.


My Review:
 Francine thought she had it all together, but fate stepped in and turned her world upside down in a matter of minutes. Her Prince Charming found another while he was off to war. We hear those stories, a lot, don't we? She starts to begin her life again and she needs this change in her life. She needs that fresh start.

 Ben is at an emotional crossroads, as well. He was away at war and even though he has survived, he has to live with the horrors that play out over and over in his mind. All he has ever been able to ficus is getting back home to Kentucky--thats the only thing that can bring him peace.

 It was so much fun watching these old souls come together. A girl that is heartbroken and a guy that is but over two different situations. Neither of which either could change. Now such is life and they have to find a way to cope and they both end up in a most serene place, The Appalachian Mountains.
The way this romance develops is slow and steady and there's nothing in this world wrong with that.
A great read for a blustery fall day by the fire.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.