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THE DOCTOR'S WIFE
Genre: Historical Romance
In 1885, Ellie Parrish struggles to save enough money waitressing to ransom her brothers from a brutal foster home. When her arm is broken in a fall at the train depot after visiting her brothers, Ellie meets Doctor Caleb Chaney.
Caleb studied at Harvard and then returned home to Newton, Kansas.
Ellies inability to continue waitressing coincides with Calebs need for help with his infant son. For the first time in her life, Ellie stays in a comfortable house with plenty of food, and witnesses a happy family in visits to Calebs parents.
Caleb proposes because his son needs a mother, but secretly hopes
In the temperate tracing of the enduring heroines dark childhood secrets against her brave present struggles, Cheryl St. John gives testimony to the blessings of family and to the healing powers of love. Sensual (Oct., 300 pp., $4.99)
Reviewed By: Gerry Benninger
Publisher: Harlequin Historical
Published: October 1999