THAT CERTAIN SPARK
This is a great addition to Hake's Only in Gooding! series. She writes with clarity and humor. The love and support between Enoch and Taylor is touching, while the banter between Taylor and Karl is humorous and real.
When sibling doctors Enoch and Taylor Bestman arrive in Gooding, Texas, the men of the town are shocked to discover that Taylor is a female. Her first patient is blacksmith Karl Van der Vort, who has been injured while working. He is very vocal about her doctoring skills and wants Enoch to take care of him. But Enoch is a veterinarian and is very supportive of his sister's skills. In time Karl becomes protective of Taylor and sparks fly between the two. (BETHANY HOUSE, Aug., 384 pp., $13.99)