Thursday, January 14, 2010

That Certain Spark by Cathy Marie Hake (Review)

Paperback: 348 pages
Publisher: Bethany House (August 1, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0764203206

About the Book:

Gooding, Texas, is about to gain a double blessing - a veterinarian and a doctor. But when siblings Enoch and Taylor Bestman arrive, the discovery that Taylor is a lady doctor has the town up in arms. Especially Karl Van der Vort, the town blacksmith, who becomes the first patient...against his will.

Though hesitant to believe in Taylor's doctoring skills, Karl finds himself oddly protective of this surprising woman who dares to drive about town on her own, wearing the color red, for heaven's sake! Taylor, on the other hand, wants only to prove that doctoring is her life's calling, despite the town's opposition. The result? Pride meets attraction head-on, and sparks begin to fly.

My Review:

The premise and plot line for the book was interesting. I thought the side plot involving Enoch, Taylor's brother, was unnecessary and took away from the book. It is a historical Christian fiction book and spotlights what it was like for women doctors in the 1800s. Men especially had severe reservations using women doctors. The book had several laugh out loud scenes. The writing was okay and the romance between main characters had its own issues. I struggled through parts of the book but overall it was okay historical romance book.
Review copy provided by Bethany House Publishers.

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