Healing Hearts

Sarah M. Eden (Author)
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Wyoming Territory, 1876

As the only doctor in the frontier town of Savage Wells, Gideon MacNamara knows his prospects for a bride are limited. The womenfolk in town are either too young, too old, or already spoken for. So, being a practical man, he decides to take advantage of the matchmaking service of the day--mail-order brides--and sends away for a woman with nursing experience.

When Miriam steps off the stagecoach in Savage Wells, she sees a bright future in front of her. But when the town--and Gideon--meets her, ready for a wedding, her excitement quickly turns to horror. Somehow Dr. MacNamara's message had gotten turned around. He didn't want a nurse, he wanted a wife. When she refuses to marry him, she finds herself stranded in Savage Wells with some very unhappy townspeople.

But Gideon is not like the other men Miriam has met. Embarrassed by the misunderstanding, he offers her a job, and the two begin an awkward--and often humorous--dance of getting to know each other as they work to care for the people of their town. Romance blossoms between the two, but when a former medical associate of Miriam's arrives in town, Gideon and the other townsfolk must rally around Miriam to protect her from a dangerous fate. Gideon and Miriam must decide if they are willing to risk their hearts for each other even as buried secrets are brought to light.

Product Details

$15.99  $14.71
Shadow Mountain
Publish Date
February 05, 2019
5.5 X 1.0 X 8.6 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Sarah M. Eden is the author of many critically acclaimed historical romances including the Proper Romance series novels Longing for Home, Hope Springs, The Sheriffs of Savage Wells and the first Proper Romance Victorian title, Ashes on the Moor. Combining her passion for history and an affinity for gentle love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances. She happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library and dreams of one day traveling to all the places she reads about.


"Masterful romance is a story of love, forgiveness, and friendship in which dangerous secrets prove impossible to keep. Dialogue flows naturally and with purpose. Miriam and Gideon's formalities toward each other as they tentatively begin a professional work relationship are elegant. Relationships feel authentic. Townspeople are portrayed with empathy. The story blossoms to life and enthralls us with its everyday occurrences. Healing Hearts is transporting...will surely claim many hearts."-- "Foreword Reviews" (11/2/2018 12:00:00 AM)
"Eden's follow-up to The Sheriffs of Savage Wells is full of period medicine, with Miriam and Gideon learning from each other. Special attention is paid to the townspeople's mental health, including depression, dementia, PTSD, and Miriam's own hidden epilepsy, which had been diagnosed as insanity. Rich in humor, heart, and endearing characters, Eden's chaste romance proves that it's the emotional stakes, not the physical contact, that deliver the heat."-- "Booklist" (1/1/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"Eden weaves serious issues into the story of a plucky young woman fighting for happiness."-- "Publishers Weekly" (9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM)
"Gentle comedy and goodhearted character growth...[Gideon and Miriam] are refreshingly mature as they work through their awkward situation, and Gideon's defense of Miriam...is particularly charming."-- "BookPage" (2/1/2017 12:00:00 AM)
"A rich tale full of heart."-- "Woman's World Magazine Book Club Best New Books" (2/8/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"Eden is a true master of the genre and Healing Hearts is skillfully crafted, wonderfully entertaining. Highly recommended." -- "Midwest Book Review" (2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM)