Jessica Layton left her Oregon hometown - and her longtime love - for medical school with one thing on her mind: saving lives. Her frontier dreams were filled with more than rural domestic life, even if that life was with the man she was supposed to marry.…
Now, years later, Cole Braddock is not pleased to see Dr. Jessica Layton back in Powell Springs. He’s never forgiven her for choosing her career over him. With his brother fighting in the trenches in France, Cole’s busy running the family horse farm and supplying mounts to the Allied forces. He assumes he won’t have to see much of his childhood love…but the pull between them only grows stronger.
To escape the heartache of seeing Cole again, Jessica vows to keep her visit home as brief as possible. But the influenza epidemic that’s been ravaging the world hits Powell Springs hard. With no other doctor available, Jessica stays to treat the victims - and tries to ignore the emotions that surge each time Cole crosses her path. Cole knows that Jess can save their town, but will he let her heal his heart?
©2012 Alexis Harrington (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Jessica comes home for a visit, she is now a doctor on her way to accept a job in Seattle, when a plague breaks out and there is no doctor in town to help. The plague is virulent, and strikes all age groups. Cole appears to be the one in town whom everyone turns to for answers, it seems that the town thinks he has been “keeping company” with Jessica’s sister, and it’s up to him weather Jessica stays and ministers to the towns people.
The story is memorable, gives you a glimpse of how things were out west during WWI, and the settlement of those cities.
The narrator did a very good job. I really enjoyed her reading.
I love a good love story and this story did promise the sweetest tale of two people in love, but trying to hard to do the right thing.
The narrator was awesome in bring the story to life I have actually listened to it twice now.
This story made me cry and it also made me research the history of that time era.
This is a great story to listen to.
Grabbed my attention
I read this right after finishing 50 shades thinking nothing would compare to that series as I loved them so much that I reader them twice back to back and when done I started looking for something to grab my attention again I started many different books to stumble across this book and fell just as much in love with this story line! Excellent book and hope for more to come!!
I bought the book because it was on sale and sounded okay. Then I put off reading it because I didn't think I would like it. But once I started, I really got into it! The story line is interesting and there are some twists that I really wasn't expecting!
I’ve read 9 of Ms. Harrington’s books but I can’t read this one. I like Jessica but her sister, Amy, is just so self-centered and selfish, the opposite of her sister. I like Cole, too. BUT I can see its going to take the entire book to get past the angst and misunderstanding and lies. 329 pages of nothing but that is just too much. PLUS, there’s going to be sex and not an ounce of anything that leads up to it. No thoughts of even a kiss between the two, nothing. Then suddenly they’re going to jump into bed? No thanks! AND if you read the blurb of the next 2 books you know how this one ends. That’s just silly.
Another reason I won’t be moving on to the next book, or finishing this one (at page 127) is because you met Riley, Cole’s brother, in this book. Not just a page or two but page after page, chapters spent in France where he was in the war, in the rain, in the trenches, sleeping on the wet ground, joking with his men, looking out for them. THEN the author kills him off. I can’t read a book that spends so much time with a secondary character, makes you get to know him and like him, and then the author feels the need to kill him off so another man can have his wife. That’s not for me.
As to the narrator: You can certainly tell this book was narrated in 2012 because the narrator barely tries to make the hero sound manly, and fails, and the other males in the book not at all. She read without emotion, no whispers, no raising her voice in anger, no crying, no nothing. So, no, I can’t recommend the audible version of this book. Even free it’s not worth it.
A true romance and love story. It's about love lost and found, commitment and endurance, and most importantly second chances and forgiveness!
The narrator was great as well. I highly recommend it. I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series
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