Where the Heart Heals by Ann Shorey
Ann Shorey is the author of Where Wildflowers Bloom, The Edge of Light, The Promise of Morning, and The Dawn of a Dream. Ann and her husband make their home in southwestern Oregon.
From the book’s back cover:
Courageous and unconventional, Rosemary Saxon served as a nurse during the Civil War, a service that has caused most women in town to regard her as unfeminine and even downright vulgar. Although she would like to put that part of her life behind her, she needs to support herself. She takes a nursing position with Dr. Elijah Stewart,
but whenever they are together they always seem to do or say the wrong things. When someone threatens Rosemary, will she find the courage to stand, or will she leave town—and Elijah—forever?
With tenderness and grace, Ann Shorey invites you back to the town of Noble Springs, Missouri, for an engrossing story of love’s tentative first steps and fragile future in the face of opposition.
A nurse during the Civil War, Rosemary settles down in a small Missouri town and seeks employment with Dr. Elijah Stewart. Rosemary gets written threats from people who consider her occupation to be “vulgar,” telling her to leave town. An engrossing story with strong characterization and a beautiful love story. The setting is described so well you’ll think you’re there on the pages with Rosemary.
Till next time … keep on smiling.