Saturday, February 1, 2014

With Autumn's Return by Amanda Cabot

  • Series: Westward Winds (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (January 21, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800734610
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800734619

This book is available as an ebook.

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.

My take on this book:
What an exciting historical fiction series Westward Winds has been, and this third book With Autumn's Return is just as good. Set in Cheyenne, Wyoming during 1887. We get the story of Elizabeth Harding the youngest of three sisters. She wants to establish her medical practice, but it seems that many may not be ready for a woman doctor, and that includes Jason Nordling, a lawyer who finds himself drawn to Elizabeth. The romance was good, with plenty of banter, but there is more to this one than just another romance. There is a murder, and a richly woven setting that made me feel like I was seeing the town as it was during 1877. A quick moving plot that provides a satisfying ending made this a book that I read in an afternoon. As a fan of historical fiction, I loved the western setting, and the issues the author touches on that are correct for the time period made this book a great read. While this book is the third in a series it can be read as a stand alone work, although I think fans of historical fiction are going to enjoy the entire series.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

1 comment:

  1. Brenda -- Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my book. Needless to say, I'm delighted that you enjoyed Elizabeth and Jason's story.


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