Author: Jane Kirkpatrick
Release Date: September 5, 2017
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
As always, great historical fiction based on factual events!
Jennie Pickett’s life has taught her how to become a healer using natural herbs. She loves to help people with their ailments and longs to become a doctor. But in the Oregon Frontier of the 1870s, professional life for a woman has not yet become a reality. So, when she has the opportunity to take care of an elderly woman, she takes it. But after her patient dies, Jennie discovers that she has developed a romantic interest in the widowed husband, who is several years older than her. However, he may be able to open doors to where she could become a professional healer.
The prologue of this book had me hooked. I was ready to find out what happened immediately after reading that only to find that I had to fill in a few gaps first. Kirkpatrick is a master of historical fiction based on actual events and it appears that she is a fan of the Oregon frontier as well. Having read her previous novel The Road We Traveled, I knew some of what to expect on her research, which also makes me research. For historical fiction lovers, pick up a copy of this one!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.