8/26/2011

The Doctor's Lady by Jody Hedlund


You might remember last year when I told you about a wonderful novel by debut Bethany House author Jody Hedlund called The Preacher’s Bride. Well, Jody’s second novel is now releasing (September 1 is the official date) and let me tell you, The Doctor’s Lady did not disappoint! 
Like Jody’s first book, this one is also based on the real lives of historical figures. This time we embark on a historic missionary journey across the then unclaimed and untamed western territories. Jody’s author notes at the end of the book will amaze you as to which incidents were drawn directly from the journal of the first white woman to make the trek. But the beauty of this book is more than its historical accuracy. Jody crafts characters that grapple with real issues as they seek to honor God with their lives. And in their struggles, I see my own heart more clearly. That’s what makes for a special book.  

5 comments:

Jody Hedlund said...

Aw, thank you SO much Anne for writing this review of my book! I know how busy you are right now with your own very special book! :-) So it means a lot that you would take the time to give me a shout out!! Many blessings to you during your debut! I hope it goes really well! Hugs!!

The Ray Family Adventures said...

This one is definately next on my list after I read yours!! I go months without reading a good fiction and then the two i want to read come out the same month!

Anne Mateer said...

Thanks for stopping by, Jody--and for writing such wonderful books. :)

I know, Dawn. It always seems to happen that way!

Susanne Dietze said...

Thanks for the wonderful review! I loved The Preacher's Bride and I can't wait to read The Doctor's Lady.

Congratulations to both Jody and Anne!

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