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Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Doctor's Lady

Priscilla White knows she'll never be a wife or mother and feels God's call to the mission field in India. Dr. Eli Ernest is back from Oregon Country only long enough to raise awareness of missions to the natives before heading out West once more. But then Priscilla and Eli both receive news from the mission board: No longer will they send unmarried men and women into the field.

Left scrambling for options, the two realize the other might be the answer to their needs. Priscilla and Eli agree to a partnership, a marriage in name only that will allow them to follow God's leading into the mission field. But as they journey west, this decision will be tested by the hardships of the trip and by the unexpected turnings of their hearts.

You can read the first chapter by going HERE.

About the author:
Jody Hedlund has written novels for the last 18 years (with a hiatus when her children were young). After many years of writing and honing her skills, she finally garnered national attention with her double final in the Genesis Contest, a fiction-writing contest for unpublished writers through ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers).

Her first published book, The Preacher’s Bride (2010 Bethany House Publishers), hit the CBA Best Seller list on two different occasions and has won multiple awards.

Her second book, The Doctor’s Lady, released this September. She has completed a third book which will be released in 2012.

You can visit Ms Hedlund's website at

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Ms Hedblund's The Doctor's Lady is a historical fiction piece based on the true story of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, a young missionary couple who actually traveled overland to Oregon in 1836 as Priscilla and Eli do in the book.  Although I felt the plot was a bit predictable, the story is still an amazing one.  Ms Hedblund writes with careful attention to detail and weaves a tale of overcoming unbelievable hardship and disappointment, devotion and love.  As a reader, I could almost "see" the scenes in the story come alive in my mind.  The only thing again that spoiled the book for me was the predictable plot almost given away too early in the story.  If you like historical fiction, you will enjoy The Doctor's Lady and the emotion of the characters will leave you wanting a sequel, which is something I hope the author will consider!



Sherry Poundstone said...

Hey there Jennifer,

Sorry you didn't win my blog makeover giveaway... if you are ever interested, I'm free to do 2 makeovers in September and 4 in October. Just email me at curly2880 at yahoo dot com


Traci Michele said...

Sorry, the above message was meant to be from me (TRACI) not Sherry... I was signed into her account. My bad.

Love, Traci