Sunday, February 2, 2014
With Autumn's Return - Westward Winds 3 - Amanda Cabot
About the book:
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.
I liked this story about a feisty woman doctor in the 1880's, when it was practically unheard of for women to be doctors. It was interesting to learn about some of the medical practices, including ones being discontinued such as using leeches to bleed someone. I liked most of the characters but Elizabeth's roommate, Gwen, got on my nerves for a very poor choice she made and for her attitude. I wished the story had a bit more action in the middle but it made up for it in the end! This can easily be read as a stand-alone, but characters from previous books are present and mentioned. I liked the sweet romance and the struggle the main characters had over what their futures should look like, from Elizabeth wanting to remain a doctor but wondering about marriage and motherhood to Jason's ideas of what a mother should be. If you like historical romance, you should check it out!
I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.