Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Monday, January 27, 2014

With Autumn's Return Book Review

Westward Winds Series
Book Three

SUMMARY:  She's planning on instant success.  She didn't plan on love.
     When Elizabeth Harding arrives in Cheyenne to open her medical practice, she is confident that the future is as bright as the warm Wyoming sun.  Certain she'll have a line of patients eager for her services, she soon discovers the town may not welcome a new physician - especially a lady doctor.  Even Jason Nordling, the handsome young attorney next door, seems to disapprove of her chosen profession.
     When a web of deceit among Cheyenne's wealthiest residents threatens to catch Elizabeth and Jason in its snare, they must risk working together to save one of Elizabeth's patients - even if it means falling in love.
REVIEW:  This book about the last Harding sister is good but frustrating, but not in a bad way.  For a modern day woman with so many freedoms, I get aggravated when I read about the prejudices many people had about women, especially becoming doctors, the social restraints in place during the late 1800s, and the bad medicine that was rampant.  But, I love how Elizabeth rises above those biased against her to show them that a woman can be a doctor, and a darned good one.  She has a big heart and doesn't turn her back on anyone in need, even Phoebe, the madam of the local high-priced brothel, when she falls and breaks her ankle and Sheila, the pregnant prostitute who wanted to keep her baby.  Elizabeth fights against the liberal use of bad patent medicines that are used to help cure patients but, instead, makes them worse off than before.
     This is a good book with some suspense mixed in and a wonderful ending.  A great way to send off this series.  

This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.
Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of the Texas Dreams series, as well as Christmas Roses, Summer of Promise, and Waiting for Spring.  Her books have been finalists for the ACFW Carol Awards and the Booksellers Best.  She lives in Wyoming.  Find out more at

1 comment:

Amanda Cabot said...

Chelle -- Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my book. I'm delighted that you enjoyed Elizabeth and Jason's story. Isn't it amazing how much life has changed in the past 130 years? For many reasons, including the quality of health care in the nineteenth century, I'm glad I don't live then.