Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Doctor's 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she finally garnered national attention with her double final in the Genesis Contest, a fiction-writing contest for unpublished writers through ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers).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:

Oh how I love to read historical fiction, but I am so glad I did not live back then! The stringent expectations of proper behavior for women, the harsh living conditions, and the downright dangerous experiences are the sort of thing that birthed the phrase "That which doesn't kill you makes you stronger!" As I read this captivating book, I wasn't real sure which of those two categories would ultimately describe Priscilla! As for Eli, he's pretty sure he knows from Day One that the trip West will be too much for Priscilla and he's highly annoyed that the mission board and Priscilla's mother has given him no choice but to marry Priscilla so that he can return to the mission field himself. Priscilla and Eli both learn a lot about themselves, faith, and serving God in this thoroughly enjoyable book full of adventure, hardship, conflict, and romance.


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skoots1mom said...

i love getting mail...and i got the book you sent. thank you, thank you. i just finished 'the help' and as looking for a new read...
have a great weekend.

Crystal Mary said...

Historical fiction is always a favoured. It looks great. I will look out for it her in Oz.

Diana Ferguson said...

Good one!!
Cooler temps--woohoo.