Monday, February 18, 2013

When the Heart Heals - Plus a Giveway!


Mea culpa! I neglected to draw a winner this weekend. My apologies.

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When the Heart Heals
(Sisters of the Heart)
Ann Shorey
ISBN: 978-0800720735
February 2013/352 pages/$14.99

In a country healing from war, can a young woman find healing for her heart?

Courageous and unconventional, Rosemary Saxon served as a nurse during the Civil War, a service that has caused most women in town to regard her as unfeminine and even downright vulgar. Although she would like to put that part of her life behind her, she needs to support herself. She takes a nursing position with Dr. Elijah Stewart, but whenever they are together they always seem to do or say the wrong things. When someone threatens Rosemary, will she find the courage to stand, or will she leave town-and Elijah-forever?

With tenderness and grace, Ann Shorey invites you back to the town of Noble Springs, Missouri, for an engrossing story of love’s tentative first steps and fragile future in the face of opposition.

Read an excerpt.


Ann Shorey is the author of Where Wildflowers Bloom, The Edge of Light, The Promise of Morning, and The Dawn of a Dream. She has also published selections in the Cup of Comfort series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma's Soul. Ann and her husband make their home in southwestern Oregon


As much as the nursing profession is admired today, it's stunning to realize that has not always been the case. Rosemary's story both fascinated me and touched my heart as she endeavors to fallow her calling in spite of opposition that becomes more strident and dangerous as the book progresses. I loved visiting charming Noble Springs, Missouri in the first book in this series, Where Wildflowers Bloom (reviewed here), and I was eager to learn more about Rosemary and some of the other characters introduced in that first novel. While the novels are stand-alones and only connected by common characters, those characters are so charming that readers will be compelled to read the first book as well as this one! And although this is categorized as a historical romance, it's got a bit of mystery, suspense, and humor, as well--all the elements add up to make it a delightful read! I'm already looking forward to the third book in the series.

ACFW's Fiction Finder's weekly Feature Author Interview spotlights Ann Shorey this week. Read that interview here.

In When the Heart Heals, Book 2 in author Ann Shorey’s Sisters at Heart series, Civil War nurse Rosemary Saxon wants to use her skills as a healer in the town of Noble Springs. But the townsfolk, and the town's new doctor, aren't sure what to make of her unconventional ways!

To celebrate the story, Ann and Revell Books are proud to announce the TEA WITH ROSEMARY giveaway, featuring three incredible prizes.

Click for details and to enter!!


I inadvertently ended up with an extra copy of this book which I will give to one of you! To enter, leave a comment on this post by 8:00 pm CST Saturday (2/23/13) and I will draw a winner. US mailing addresses only please, and you must include an email address if you do not sign in to leave a comment. Winner will have 48 hours after being notified to claim prize or another winner will be contacted.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Ann Shorey and 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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Beth said...

Haven't heard about this book. Looks like a great one!

Andrea said...

I have read other books by this author and enjoyed them. This one sounds interesting. Thanks for the chance!

Merry said...

When the Heart Heals sound interesting, I'd love to be entered for Ann's newest book. Thanks!
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

Ann Shorey said...

So glad you enjoyed the book, Linda! I really loved writing about Rosemary. Thank you for doing a giveaway. :)

karenk said...

would love to read Ann's latest novel...thanks for the chance, linda.

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

pol said...

This is just my kind of story, love to be in your drawing. thanks for your comments about this book and the givaway.
Paula O(

Merry said...

Thanks so much, Linda!

Ann Shorey said...

Thanks so much for the review, Linda! Sounds like you enjoy visiting Noble Springs as much as I enjoy writing about it. :)