Saturday, September 6, 2008

Book Review: Healing Tides


Healing Tides (Pennies From Heaven) by Lois Richer LI #432 - Feb 08

What a shock! GloryAnn Cranbrook was born and raised in the extremes of the Arctic but must live in Hawaii for 6 months to pay off a debt. And she doesn't want to go! Before her missionary mother passed away, GloryAnn promised she'd go back and doctor to the Inuit. She promised.

Dr. Jare Steele is used to doctors - female and otherwise - parading through his clinic, giving orders, changing things, then leaving again. He's built up an immunity to people walking out on him. What started as a personal tragedy has evolved into a wall of stoicism that no one - including the children in his care - can breach.

GloryAnn just wants to do her 6 months then leave. She doesn't want to enjoy the warm tropical breeze, the refreshing morning swims, the abundance of fresh fruit. She knows when she goes north, everything will be weeks if not months old and terribly expensive so she mustn't get used to this kind of life.

What she wants, is for the good Dr Steele to get off his duff and do what he does best so she can learn from him and take the knowledge back to the Arctic. But he won't show her the treatment that made him famous. He won't show her anything but his pain.

This is the 1st book in the Pennies from Heaven Trilogy. The series revolves around Elizabeth Wisdom, a senior with means who takes destitute women, gives them their hearts desire, then exacts retribution years later. Elizabeth paid for GloryAnn's schooling and in return, all GloryAnn has to do is doctor in the burn clinic for 6 months. Easy, eh?

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Heat Level: Affectionate (kissing and hand holding but nothing more)

My Rating: Great! – 4 ½ stars (a keeper)
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Pennies From Heaven series:

Book 1 - Healing Tides LI #432 - Feb 08 - set in a Children's Burn Clinic in Hawaii

Book 2 - Heart's Haven LI #435 - Mar 08 - set in a Shelter in Chicago

Book 3 - A Cowboy's Honor LI #441 - Apr 08 - set on a handicapped kid's ranch in Dallas, TX
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2008 Harlequin 100,000 Book Challenge:

Total books Read: 87 Harlequin Imprint: 82 Others: 5

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