Carol Award: Short Historical: Winner: Her Healing Ways
Title: Her Healing Ways
Author: Lyn Cote
Publisher: Love Inspired Historical (Tina James, Editor)
Category: Short Historical
Reviewed by: Molly Noble Bull
Remember Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman? If you liked that TV series, you will love Her Healing Ways by Lyn Cote.
Her writing is strong and sure, and her plotlines are well thought-out.
In 1868, Dr. Mercy Gabriel and her adopted black daughter, Indigo, travel to the Idaho Territory to practice medicine and find themselves in the middle of a cholera epidemic. When they try to help, using their doctoring and nursing expertise, the townsfolk’s intolerance regarding women in the medical field becomes obvious. Mercy and Indigo are God-fearing medicine women with hearts that match their amazing healing skills, and the last thing they expect is Lon Mackey, a carefree gambler, to come to their aid.
Lon admires Mercy’s determination and courage under fire, but also thinks she is an attractive woman. Will this unlikely couple resolve their differences on the wings of faith and find a love that lasts?
With many published novels under her belt, it’s not surprising that Cote’s Her Healing Ways is a finalist in a major contest for published authors. Her writing is strong and sure, and her plotlines are well thought-out. I especially liked her settings for this novel. She made me feel that I lived in the town of Idaho Bend and knew these characters personally.
Way to go, Lyn Cote.
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