These Healing Hills

These Healing HillsThese Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love Ann Gabhart’s stories! This one didn’t disappoint.

Ann takes us into the backwoods of the Appalachian Mountains in 1945 with the Frontier Nursing Service. We ride along with Nurse Francine Howard as she learns to “catch babies” and bring medical assistance to people who still live a very hand-to-mouth lifestyle. Danger comes in many forms, from getting lost to swollen rivers to trigger-happy moonshiners. But the most dangerous to Francine’s heart is a very handsome mountain man come back from the war.

As with her Shaker books, Ann brings her characters to life without making them stereotypical “hillbillies.” The characters are varied, engaging, and easy to relate to. You’ll feel like you’ve known them for years by the end of the book.

Published by Pegg Thomas

Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls. Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.

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