Already well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s is an unforgiving place–especially for a single mother. To support herself and her young son, Jennie finds work caring for an older woman. When her patient dies, Jennie discovers that her heart has become entangled with the woman’s widowed husband, a man many years her senior. Their unlikely romance may lead her to her ultimate goal–but the road forward is uncertain.
New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick invites you to leave behind your preconceived notions about love and life as you, along with Jennie, discover that dreams may be deferred–but they never really die. Based on a true story
- Finalist, 2017, WILLA Literary Award, Original Softcover Fiction, Women Writing the West
“Kirkpatrick is wonderful with historical detail and recreating the life of this inspiring woman and other female doctors of that period.”—Publishers Weekly **Starred Review**
“Strong characters, exceptional settings, and a tender romance make this a story most readers will appreciate.”—Library Journal
“The stories found in these pages are heartbreaking, poignant, and uplifting. Readers who enjoy romance and character building will find this to be pleasing…”—Compass Book Ratings
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