Grant Hardesty is 'doing time' as a volunteer doctor for a county clinic in Button Gap, where his prospective partner hopes he'll develop compassion for his patients. But Grant has his reasons to remain detached. At first, clinic nurse Maggie Davis doesn't give him much reason to care, especially when he discovers her secret, which could potentially close down the clinic and ruin his career. Can Maggie's well-meaning lies open Grant's heart, or will he only validate Maggie's distrust of outsiders? Marta Perry's THE DOCTOR'S CHRISTMAS (4) is slow getting started, but once you discover what is at stake, it's a must-read with an endearing ending.

Reviewed by: 
Beth Goddard