STORY-LINE THE DOCTOR’S LOVE:
When Felicity Shepherd’s sister and brother-in-law are killed in an accident, she and her sister’s child, Rosa, are left destitute. Seeing no other way of support for her and Rose, she answers a mail order bride advertisement from Doctor Andrew Rivers in Montana.
However when she arrives, she finds Doctor Rivers’ sister advertised for a bride, and Andrew wants no part of it. A kind man, he offers her a position as his housekeeper. Felicity is stricken with Andrew’s kind heart and ways. With Felicity keeping house for him and coming closer, he still did not want a wife, but she still wants a husband. Enter stage right, the young law clerk Victor Godwin. Victor wants a wife and begins to court Felicity. Will Rivers see the competition squiring Felicity about town and have a change of heart? Has he waited too late to realize his interest in the beguiling Felicity? My romance book reviews of The Doctor’s Love follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
The Doctor’s Love is a short, sweet romance which is an excellent read. Faith Crawford created a kind man in Andrew Rivers, but one who is also blind to what he needs and really wants. As she developed his character, it is fantastic to see him realize what he gave up in haste.
I found Felicity’s desperation to marry one of an immature young woman who had always been taken care off by her sister and brother-in-law. Felicity matures by leaps and bound in this sweet clean romance. She goes from a frightened young woman to a mature one who learns the value of her worth and earning a living. I loved watching her grow into an independent person. Including Rosa was a great stroke by Crawford, she is a beautiful child. Who