Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Doctor's Lady By Jody Hedlund

Back of the Book

Historical Romance from the Author of The Preacher's Bride
Priscilla White knows she'll never be a wife or mother and feels God's call to the mission field in India. Dr. Eli Ernest is back from Oregon Country only long enough to raise awareness of missions to the natives before heading out West once more. But then Priscilla and Eli both receive news from the mission board: No longer will they send unmarried men and women into the field. 

Left scrambling for options, the two realize the other might be the answer to their needs. Priscilla and Eli agree to a partnership, a marriage in name only that will allow them to follow God's leading into the mission field. But as they journey west, this decision will be tested by the hardships of the trip and by the unexpected turnings of their hearts.

My Thoughts

This book was long, and did not hold my interest.  I felt like anything that could go wrong did go wrong, and that made the story unbelievable to me, but...  When I read the authors notes in the back, and found this book was based on actual events, all of the things that I felt were unbelievable really happened, and the one that I felt was believable, was one of the few things that was fictional.  

I would recommend this on the basis that I have a whole new respect for Narcissa Whitman (Priscilla in the book) and leaves you feeling in awe at what she went through.

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