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Independent-minded women are considered highly unsuitable in Kate Donahue’s wealthy Long Island society. Yes, Kate would lead a proper life should she marry, but her dream of practicing medicine would surely be thwarted by her domineering fiancé. To follow her dream, she must take dramatic measures. So when she reads a newspaper ad seeking a qualified small-town physician, Kate embarks on a new life in the Wild West. Upon her arrival in the rugged settlement of Craig, Colorado, Kate is disappointed to discover that even in the West, no one wants a woman doctor. As she struggles to establish her practice, she is kept busy fending off the unwanted attentions of a local rancher, a man unnervingly reminiscent of the ex-fiancé she left behind in New York. Romantic entanglements are the last thing on Kate’s mind. That is, until she meets Lucas McCurdy, an Irish immigrant with whom she feels an undeniable connection. But when their relationship inflames a dangerous land battle, Kate and Lucas find themselves defenseless in a lawless town—a perilous position that may cost them everything.
Kate Donahue defied those she loved to fulfill her dreams. Now "out west" she questions her decision. Nevertheless,she is stubborn enough to not give up.
This is set during the late nineteenth century when it was still unacceptable for women to have careers deemed fit for only men. In the more uncivilized areas of the U.S. had women who had become "tough" and were more open to women taking on more professional responsibilities.
This was a very tender, enjoyable story of a woman's determination and of romance. The tale "flowed" well and steadily moved into various adventures and situations.
The characters were well developed and felt real to the reader. The scenes were described in a way they were easily visualized.
The Cover and Title were both well-chosen.
I rate this with a strong Four stars.
*This book was gifted me with no request of a positive review. This is my honest review.
Carolyn lives in Kaysvile, Utah with her husband and teenage daughter, her other four children having fled the nest, but still live close by (thank heavens). When she’s not writing, she loves to read, garden, sew, and play with her grandson.
In 1994, she incorporated her basement sewing business, eventually moving it into a warehouse, hiring more people, and developing her unique line of puppets and educational curriculums into a full-fledged, international business. She sold the main arm of her business in 2009, retaining a small portion to bring in income while she pursued her writing career. She has been writing seriously since 2006.
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