Readers will discover a number of surprises in this story of romance, laughter and misconceptions. The characters are well rounded; they seem like real people rather than fictional characters. Cabot’s research on the struggles of female doctors in the late 1880s is extensive, but it does not overwhelm the storyline.

Elizabeth Harding arrives in Cheyenne, Wyo., to start a medical practice, but realizes she is in for an uphill battle with the community. Jason Nordling runs the legal practice next door to Elizabeth’s clinic. Jason is drawn to Elizabeth, but he refuses to consider marrying a woman who has a job outside the home. Elizabeth and Jason partner to help a local woman seek justice. Will they find middle ground for a chance at love and happiness? (REVELL, Jan., 416 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed by: 
Patsy Glans