Thursday, December 30, 2010
Author: Ruth Herne Logan
Series: The North Country Series book 1
Genre: Contemporary inspirational romance
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Date released: March 1st 2010
Stars (out of 5):*****
Age rating: PG-14:
Back cover (from Goodreads):
After growing up in foster care, nurse Kayla Doherty's finally found a faith to rely on and a job she loves. But that's all put to the test when she's called to care for surly Marc DeHollander's dying father. Marc's struggling to keep his cattle farm afloat while dealing with his father's illness. He doesn't have time to fall for the beautiful hospice nurse. But as the frigid New York winter turns to spring, can he find a place for Kayla—and the Lord—in his heart?
Winter's End is a heartbreaking romance, that I couldn't make myself put down. Marc is a no-nonsense farmer who thinks Kayla was tying her shoes when God was handing out brains. Kayla is a nurse, who tries not to get too close to the patients, though at times it's tough, but it's her past that keeps her heart frozen. Kayla and Marc are perfect for each other, even if they don't think so. I loved Marc’s little sister and his father. They were some of the best secondary characters I’ve had that pleasure of meeting. I don’t know much about northern New York, but I felt as if I was right there in the freezing cold snow with Kayla, Marc and the gang.
What Kayla had to go through when she was little, was tragic, but it added such depth.And I loved how Ms. Logan had the heroine, Kayla, working as a Hospice nurse. You don't see that very often and I really learned a lot about home care for the terminally ill. Overall, Winter’s End was a great book and I can’t wait to get my hands on Ms. Logan’s other two books!
*This book was given to me by the publisher in return for my honest review. I was not compensated in any way or influenced to write a positive review*
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