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In a sweet and warm novel, Gabhart introduces us to the Frontier Nursing Service in the Appalachian Mountains and the colorful people that live there.
It is first and foremost a setting story. Focused completely on making you fall in love with the hills of Kentucky and the mountain people that inhabit them. In this sense, it does a perfect job. Taking place just after World War II's end, we follow the points of view of Francine and Ben. Through their eyes, we also get to witness their slow burning romance and the organic way true love comes about--no fanfare, no over-dramatizations, and a focus on life as a whole.
This is a comfort novel at its finest, and I can image it is the perfect lazy, cold weekend read. However, I was so disappointed that it just ended. There were so many questions about where things would go to the point where it feels like it should be a duology. Even with this glaring issue, the comfort and easy escape makes this a worth-while read.
Thank you to NetGalley, Ann. Gabhart, and Revell for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.