by Lorin Grace
Series: American Homespun #3
Published by Currant Creek Press
Genres: Historical Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Massachusetts Age of Reform - US - 1800 - 1840
Main Character Ages: 18-24, 25-35
Written for: Adults
The only thing colder than Summer 1816 is Sarah's heart, and Dr. Timison Dawes is determined to melt it.
Sarah Marden is perfectly happy in her role as the family spinster. Almost. But things aren’t the way they should be this summer. Emma’s health is failing, snow is falling in June, and Timmy is back. Twenty years ago, Sarah ran from his kisses because he smelled like barn cats. Now she doesn’t want to refuse him, no matter how much she should.
Dr. Timison Dawes has seen the brutal side of war. He hopes his career is destined for greater things than being a small-town doctor. He didn’t plan on staying home after his sister’s wedding, but then he didn’t expect Sarah to be single either. A temporary job offer gives him the excuse to see if there is a reason to make the North Shore his home.
How can Tim convince Sarah to give up her perpetual mourning and look for a spring when even mother nature refuses to help?
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
I was itching to know the secrets alluded to in the very first chapter of Healing Sarah. Sarah had a secret from her past that someone was using to try to blackmail her into staying away from Tim. It wasn’t until almost the end of the book that we really knew what that secret was. Author Lorin Grace did a great job of drawing it out and giving hints and glimpses of what it might be without giving it away.
The historical aspect of the book was very interesting as well as the story itself. Learning about the strange weather phenomenon in 1816 that caused 6 inches of snow in the summer and so much cold that heavy coats were needed on The Fourth of July was very interesting, as were the tidbits shared about the “Second War of Independence” and the prejudices that prevented single women from being midwives.