Friday, March 21, 2014

With Autumn's Return by Amanda Cabot

Elizabeth Harding arrives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to establish her medical practice thanks to the wooing of her two older sisters who extolled the beauty of the land. She's certain she'll have a line of patients eager for her expertise and gentle bedside manner. However, she soon discovers the town and its older doctor may not welcome a new physician. Even more frustrating, the handsome young attorney next door may not be ready for the idea of a woman doctor. For his part, Jason Nordling has nothing against women, but he's promised himself that the woman he marries will be a full-time mother.

Despite their firm principles, Elizabeth and Jason find that mutual attraction--and disdain from the community--is drawing them ever closer. And when the two find themselves working to save the life and tattered reputation of a local woman, they'll have to decide how far they're willing to go to find justice--and true love

This is the final book in a grouping that, while they aren’t my normal genre to read, I thought I would read in an attempt to broaden my reading lists.  So if you like to visit my page to get some insight into what men enjoy reading, hang onto your thoughts as some of these books may surprise even me.  This book is book 3 in the “Westward Winds” series by Amanda Cabot.  While it may be the 2nd in the series, this book can be read as a stand-alone, but I would recommend reading the first 2 in the series as some of the details may make more sense if you do that.

After some pushing and prodding by her sisters, Elizabeth Harding has agreed to come to Cheyenne and open up her medical office.  After hearing all of the virtues from her sisters, she is sure that as soon as she shows up she’ll have patients lining the streets waiting for her.  Jason Nordling, Attorney-At-Law, isn’t too keen on the idea of having a new doctor in town, much less a LADY doctor.  It’s beginning to look like no one in town will welcome her to town.  Is there room in the town for two doctors?  Will there be any patients that step up to her door or will she have to remove her shingle and come up with a new plan? Will there be more between her and Jason?  Great questions and you’ll know while you read this book in the waiting room after you BUY THIS BOOK!!

I’m trying to judge these books (no, not by their cover) by their content.  This story is well written, has great character development and provides enough description that it makes you feel as if you have been transported back in time.  I love that Elizabeth is written as a strong, independent woman, especially with this being set in the old west.  It was refreshing to see the part where Elizabeth was treating the ladies from the local brothel, it took me back to Bible and where it showed that Jesus would frequent.  I guess you can see true applications of the Bible even when reading Fiction.

Is this a "guy's book"?  I won’t kid you and say that it is.  Did I enjoy it?  Sure, but now that I’m opening my reading genre up a little, this wasn’t a hard stretch for me to enjoy it.  This is your regular “Girl Meets and Falls in love with Guy” book.  There is a little mystery and intrigue, more thrown in to keep the story arch going than it is to fall back on as part of the main plot, though.  A good clean straightforward romance novel if that’s what you are looking for.

About The Author

I agree with Thomas Jefferson when he said, "I cannot live without books." Some of my earliest memories are of my parents reading books to me or -- in the case of my father -- telling stories he made up. And even when they weren't reading to me, my parents could often be found, book in hand. Is it any wonder I decided to teach myself to read? Once I did learn, it was hard to find me without a book. My husband will tell you that that's still the case.

Along the way, I've had a chance to do a lot of writing, including four technical books and what I describe as "enough technical articles to cure insomnia in a medium-sized city." (My budgets were also considered to be works of fiction.) Now, though, I'm able to write full time, and for the first time, all I'm writing is fiction.

When people ask why I write, the answer is simple: it's part of who I am and who I was meant to be. I truly believe this is God's plan for me, and that's why it is my fervent prayer that my books will touch my readers' hearts and strengthen their faith in Him.

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I received this book from the Book Fun Network ( in exchange for my honest opinion.  

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