On Eagle’s Wings by Lynette Bonner – Review

Posted December 16, 2017 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

On Eagles' Wings
by Lynnette Bonner


Series: Wyldhaven #2
Published by Serene Lake Publishing
Publication Date December 1, 2017
On Eagle’s Wings by Lynette Bonner – Review Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Washington Gilded Age – US – 1875 – 1900
Main Character Ages: 15-18, 18-24, 25-35, 35-50,
Written for: Adult
Pages: 383

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Synopsis:

Boardinghouse owner Dixie Pottinger has done her best to avoid the attractive Dr. Griffin. But now that her mother-in-law is sick and he’s going to be coming around more to care for her, Dixie knows she must inform him about her past. She works up her courage and feels great relief when she finally tells Dr. Griffin that she’s a married woman…maybe…if her husband, Steven Pottinger, survived the bullet put into him before she fled.

Dr. Flynn Griffin can’t believe he’s been having feelings for a married woman! His honor requires that he immediately put those feelings to rest. As for the man who had abused Dixie so badly that she retreated into hiding… If he was still alive, he better never show up in Wyldhaven, because Flynn had plenty of ideas on how to teach the man lessons in gentlemanly conduct.

Little does Flynn know that Steven Pottinger is about to become his patient. Gravely injured by an accidental gunshot, Steven lies on the brink of eternity. Never in all his life has Flynn been tempted to break his Hippocratic Oath.

Until now.

Take the next stagecoach to Wyldhaven, where the coffee's perked hot, the sheriff likes his apple pie fresh from the oven, and adventure invariably waits just around the next river bend.

I would like to thank Lynnette Bonner for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.


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Hope, Trust, Forgiveness.

This story was a rich tapestry of lives woven together to share the truth that when we wait upon the Lord, He will renew our strength and we will rise on the wings of an eagle.  There were many of the townspeople of Wyldhaven who were featured in this book.  Their stories intertwined with one another, and no one person’s life was without impact on the others.  It is for that reason that I show the many age ranges for the main character’s ages.  Despite the large cast of characters, I didn’t feel like I needed a “who’s who” page.  Each was memorable enough that I was able to keep track of them all.

Dixie was broken by her abusive husband and had turned her back on her faith in God and found it hard to trust in men.  The story is mostly her story.  The author did such a great job of working through her emotions when her husband showed up two years after she escaped him, in a position of weakness, and the temptation to take revenge into her own hands.

On Eagle’s Wings is a moving story that touched my heart.  I’m looking forward to following the lives of the citizens of Wyldhaven in future books.  I think I am most anticipating reading more about Kin in future books.  That young man captured my heart.

This is the second book of the series, Wyldhaven.  I have not read the first book (yet).  The series was clearly designed to have each book build upon the previous one, and yet this book could stand alone.  My recommendation, though, is that you read each book of the series in order.

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