About the Book
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.
About the Author
I grew up in Payson, Utah. Ever since elementary school I have loved to write. In junior high and high school I was on the newspaper staff. My senior year, I even had my own column: Carolyn’s Corner. While attending USU as a freshman, my journalism teacher, in an effort to “prepare me for the real world of writing," tore down my work to the point that I gave up, dropped my minor of journalism, and concentrated on my other love—biology. I graduated with a BS in Horticulture and an MS in Botany and went on to start my own business in a totally unrelated field: manufacturing puppets. Six years ago, after having raised my five kids and growing my business to a point of being viable to sell, I rediscovered my love of writing. I have since sold my manufacturing business, retaining a small division of it that I can operate out of my home and I spend the rest of my spare time writing. I now live in Kaysville, Utah.
Oh, and I love the color yellow.
From page one in Carolyn Twede Frank’s novel Heart of the West, readers will immediately fall in love with this sweet historical, western, romance. The story is filled with delightful and fun characters, as well as the hardships and struggles of living in the west. But in-between it all, there is plenty of delights with growth of relationships; this story is full of heart, friendship, and romance that readers will not soon forget. Frank brings to life her characters, those that are pleasant and those that are not so much, in a way that readers will cherish and enjoy. A larger portion of this novel focuses on the strength of women in the west and how they can hold their own. Readers will thoroughly enjoy the brave and bold women in this sweet western-romance novel.
Genre: historical, western, romance
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Publication date: January 1, 2018
Number of pages: 216
A review copy of this book was provided by Covenant Communications. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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