September 29, 2017

These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart - Review

I received this book free from the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

Book details
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Revell (September 5, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0800723635
ISBN-13: 978-0800723637

About this book
Francine Howard has her life all mapped out until the soldier she planned to marry at WWII's end writes to tell her he's in love with a woman in England. Devastated, Francine seeks a fresh start in the Appalachian Mountains, training to be a nurse midwife for the Frontier Nursing Service.

Deeply affected by the horrors he witnessed at war, Ben Locke has never thought further ahead than making it home to Kentucky. His future shrouded in as much mist as his beloved mountains, he's at a loss when it comes to envisioning what's next for his life.

When Francine's and Ben's paths intersect, it's immediately clear that they are from different worlds and value different things. But love has a way of healing old wounds . . . and revealing tantalizing new possibilities.

Meet the author - Ann Gabhart
Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several Shaker novels--The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker, The Blessed, and The Gifted--as well as Angel Sister, Small Town Girl, Love Comes Home, Words Spoken True, and The Heart of Hollyhill series. She lives with her husband a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky. Learn more at

My thoughts
Two things drew me to this book. First I enjoy reading books by Ann as I think she is a great writer that puts meaning into her stories. Second I like the nurse midwife part of the story and that it takes place in Kentucky. The more I read of this book the more I liked it. Even though Francine lost her love she found a way to become happy and when she did she found a new love. Ann did a good job of really describing what these nurses did, the landscapes, the characters and the story in as a whole. I guess I can't say enough good things about this book. I just thought it was an all around good book. 

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