Women have always fought great struggles to work in the medical profession. Author Ann H. Gabhart tells wonderful historical stories of women’s accomplishments in many professions, and she doesn’t disappoint in These Healing Hills. Francine Howard had an interest in medicine but thought she’d put that behind her once she married and had her own family, until the man she loved jilted her. So, she put that dream behind her to become a Frontier Nurse in the mountains of Kentucky, against the wishes of her mother. But, unlike most of the Frontier Nurses, who saw the work as a job, Francine came to love the people and the country. Get a cup of your favorite tea or coffee and curl up to walk in Francine’s shoes as she builds a new life for herself.
Disclosure: Revell Books provided me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.