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Laurie Alice Eakes
January 2013/384 pages/$14.99
She thought she had left her old life behind . . .
Esther Cherrett comes from a proud line of midwives and was trained by her mother to take over the family calling. When a terrible scandal threatens all she holds dear, Esther flees, taking a position as a teacher in the wild western mountains of Virginia. But instead of the refuge she was seeking, Esther finds herself in the midst of a deadly family feud-and courted by two men on opposite sides of the conflict. All she wants is to run away again.
Yet could it be that her past holds the key to reconciliation-and love?
In this gripping story of trust, deception, and bittersweet loss, you’ll discover the true meaning of choices of the heart.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Whether it's a tale of gilded halls of the Regency or one of a midwife in a more provincial setting, Laurie Alice Eakes is equally adept at crafting a compelling story. Choices of the Heart transports the reader deep into the woods of the 1840's Appalachian Mountains, in the midst of a bitter feud. Eakes masterfully portrays the lack of opportunity, education, and hope that plagues so many of the family members in a manner that doesn't even hint of caricature or ridicule. On the contrary, my heart broke as I felt the despair of those who were trapped by their choices, their surroundings and their family bonds. Esther's story also moved me as she fought to overcome the memories and shame of her experiences back home, casting aside her calling as a midwife and healer to become a teacher where she hopes she is safely hidden. Choices of the Heart is the perfect title for this book as Esther and others within the novel must make the most important choice of all. I highly recommend this book to you!
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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