Healing Hearts by Sarah M. Eden
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Release Date: February 5, 2019
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Wyoming Territory, 1876
As the only doctor in the frontier town of Savage Wells, Gideon MacNamara knows his prospects for a bride are limited. The womenfolk in town are either too young, too old, or already spoken for. So, being a practical man, he decides to take advantage of the matchmaking service of the day—mail-order brides—and sends away for a woman with nursing experience.
When Miriam steps off the stagecoach in Savage Wells, she sees a bright future in front of her. But when the town—and Gideon—meets her, ready for a wedding, her excitement quickly turns to horror. Somehow Dr. MacNamara’s message had gotten turned around. He didn’t want a nurse, he wanted a wife. When she refuses to marry him, she finds herself stranded in Savage Wells with some very unhappy townspeople.
But Gideon is not like the other men Miriam has met. Embarrassed by the misunderstanding, he offers her a job, and the two begin an awkward—and often humorous—dance of getting to know each other as they work to care for the people of their town. Romance blossoms between the two, but when a former medical associate of Miriam’s arrives in town, Gideon and the other townsfolk must rally around Miriam to protect her from a dangerous fate. Gideon and Miriam must decide if they are willing to risk their hearts for each other even as buried secrets are brought to light.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advance copy of Healing Hearts for an honest review.
Healing Hearts is a heartwarming, clean, romantic read. I have only read a few historical books and it is not my usual go to genre but I am really enjoying the few I have read recently. This book is told from dual POV of Miriam and Gideon. I was unsure how I felt about the situation of this book and with a guy ordering a bride and if he was so loved by everyone in the town why he would need to but I was slowly won over as I learned the circumstances of the town.
Miriam is looking for a job and a new start after a past that has caused her to want to run far and fast. Gideon is a man looking for a wife to be a companion and nurse to help him with his business. When Miriam arrives answering his ad neither of them gets what they are expecting.
Gideon decides to offer her a job and Miriam decides to deal with the towns bitterness towards her for the job she traveled all the way for. They both are young and attractive and get along great. The problem is soon it becomes apparent both of them are keeping secrets. Can they learn to open up and trust one another?
Healing Hearts is a sweet, romantic book with a mystery. I don’t read many Historical Romances but enjoyed this book and would recommend it and am giving it 3.5 out 5 stars.
Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today Bestselling author of witty and charming historical romances, including Foreword Review’s 2013 “IndieFab Book of the Year” gold medal winner for Best Romance, Longing for Home, as well as 2014 Whitney Award winner for “Best Novel of the Year,” Longing for Home: Hope Springs. Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances set against rich historical backdrops. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library. Sarah lives with her husband, kids, and mischievous dog in the shadow of a snow-capped mountain she has never attempted to ski.