Thursday, September 15, 2011

CFBA Book Review: The Doctors Lady

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Doctor's Lady
Bethany House (September 1, 2011)
Jody Hedlund


Jody has written novels for the last 18 years (with a hiatus when her children were young). After many years of writing and honing her skills, she finally garnered national attention with her double final in the Genesis Contest, a fiction-writing contest for unpublished writers through ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers).

Her first published book, The Preacher’s Bride (2010 Bethany House Publishers), hit the CBA Best Seller list on two different occasions and has won multiple awards.

Her second book, The Doctor’s Lady, released this September. She has completed a third book which will be released in 2012. She’s currently busy researching and writing another book!


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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Doctor's Lady, go HERE.

Watch the book trailer:

This is one of those books that grab you and take you right into the book and along on a journey with the characters.  This is one of those books that no matter what you think or say, you won't be able to stop reading!

I enjoyed the love story and the true, deep strength in the characters and they traveled the Oregon Trail to do their hearts calling.  I can't imagine marrying someone for the reasons Priscilla did, but this book will show you that love finds a way if you open the door to it.  I loved each and every character, the author brings them to life with her descriptive wording and this is a book that I wish had never ended, this is a book that will be passed along to friends and family, I think you'll enjoy it as well.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from CFBA


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