Happy Friday! Can you believe it’s the last one in February? I have to admit, I’m looking forward to Daylight Savings Time next month! And hopefully some more stable temperatures. These twenty to thirty degree differences from one day to the next here in Tennessee are getting a little old. And the books. I’m looking forward to several new releases in March, too (although, let’s be honest, I say this every month).
I just finished listening to Healing Hearts by Sarah M. Eden on audiobook. I really enjoy this author’s books and this one was no exception.
About the Book
Wyoming Territory, 1876
As the only doctor in the frontier town of Savage Wells, Gideon MacNamara knows his prospects for a bride are limited. The womenfolk in town are either too young, too old, or already spoken for. So, being a practical man, he decides to take advantage of the matchmaking service of the day—mail-order brides—and sends away for a woman with nursing experience.
When Miriam steps off the stagecoach in Savage Wells, she sees a bright future in front of her. But when the town—and Gideon—meets her, ready for a wedding, her excitement quickly turns to horror. Somehow Dr. MacNamara’s message had gotten turned around. He didn’t want a nurse, he wanted a wife. When she refuses to marry him, she finds herself stranded in Savage Wells with some very unhappy townspeople.
But Gideon is not like the other men Miriam has met. Embarrassed by the misunderstanding, he offers her a job, and the two begin an awkward—and often humorous—dance of getting to know each other as they work to care for the people of their town. Romance blossoms between the two, but when a former medical associate of Miriam’s arrives in town, Gideon and the other townsfolk must rally around Miriam to protect her from a dangerous fate. Gideon and Miriam must decide if they are willing to risk their hearts for each other even as buried secrets are brought to light.
Now it’s your turn. What are you reading (or what are you reading next)? Grab the book nearest you and drop the first line in the comments. Then head over to Hoarding Books and check out what everyone else is sharing this week.
Becky Smith says
Happy Friday! My first line is from Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe by Carla Laureano:
“Once upon a time, Melody Johansson had believed in happily ever afters.”
(The link in Hoarding Books took me to Amazon!!!)
Suzie Waltner says
That was a good read (no surprise when it’s Carla Laureano)!
Susan Dyer says
MY first lines come from Criminally Cocoa by Amanda Flower.
“Cut! Cut!” the director Raymond Reynolds yelled. He was a tall, loose-jointed man, who braided his hair into a ponytail at the back of his head. Before meeting him, I didn’t think I had ever seen a man with a braid before, and I couldn’t stop staring at it. In my community only little girls braided their hair, never grown women and certainly never menfolk.
Have a great weekend and happy reading!
Suzie Waltner says
I haven’t read any of hers yet.