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.
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Thanks for reading it all the way through! It’s always good to know people are quickly engaged and means even more that they want to finish the book. And liked it!