“The Doctor’s Lady” by Jody Hedlund

12 Oct

“The Doctor’s Lady” by Jody Hedlund

It is the year 1836 and America is not yet settled in the West. Priscilla White is a school teacher who aspires to spread the word of God in India, without a spouse. Elijah Ernest is a Doctor who desires to travel to the West, so that he can serve the Lord by helping the Indian tribes in Oregon County. The missionary board requires for missionaries to be married, otherwise they can’t go anywhere. Despite the fact that Priscilla won’t be able to go to India she still wants to serve the Lord; They settle the problem by compromising to marry and embark on the journey to the West!

This book was based on a true story about the first women to travel to the west in the 1830s, I thing the author does a modest job portraying the events and hardships of the story but in my personal opinion I felt it lacked that special spark.  The plot was most definitely out of the ordinary but… I felt like the author could have made a few improvements, for example: despite the fact that this is based on a true story it didn’t seem believable to me. One morning Priscilla is determined to reach India and the next day she is decided to get married and move to the West, things  don’t happen over night like that. Its just What I personally think. Overall I’d give this book 3.5 stars

Thanks Bethany House for providing me with a free copy of this book for me to review. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.

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2 Responses to ““The Doctor’s Lady” by Jody Hedlund”

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  2. Dianna October 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm #


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