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Angel of the Cove
Sandra Robbins and her husband live in the small college town in Tennessee where she grew up. They count their four children and five grandchildren as the greatest blessings in their lives. Her published books include stories in historical romance and romantic suspense. When not writing or spending time with her family, Sandra enjoys reading, collecting flow blue china, and playing the piano.
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Anna Prentiss wants to be a nurse, but first she has to spend a summer in Cades Cove apprenticing to the local midwife. Anna is determined to prove herself…but she never expected to fall in love with the Cove. Has God’s plan for Anna changed? Or is she just starting to hear Him clearly?
List Price: $13.99
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (August 1, 2012)
Angel of the Cove, by Sandra Robbins, is the first book in her new series, Smokey Mountain Dreams. It begins in 1894 and it is a story of a young woman, Anna Prentiss, who has always dreamed of becoming a nurse. Her father had promised her he would pay for her to go to nursing school, but before she has a chance to attend, her father passes away. Her brother Robert, who steps into the role of 'head of the family', will not allow her to go away to school stating that if she can't handle the job of nursing, they'd be out the money. Their Uncle Charles (who is also a doctor) convinces Robert to let him take Anna to Cades Cove, deep in the heart of the Smokey Mountains, to work with Granny Lawson, a local midwife. Anna hopes that after a successful summer working as an apprentice to Granny her brother Robert will change his mind and let her go to New York to study nursing.
As soon as Anna arrives in Cades Cove, she meets the young pastor Simon Martin. They both feel an attraction from the very beginning. As time progresses Anna finds that she loves Cades Cove, the people and Simon too.
This is my first experience reading any of Sandra Robbins books. I found her characters well written and believable. Her descriptions of Cades Cove captivated me and I felt myself going back in time. Ms. Robbins details of the time period were well written. I especially love Granny's dialect as it reminded me of how my own grandma spoke.
I enjoyed this book very much and would suggest it to anyone who loves to read good Christian Romantic fiction.
I would like to thank First Wild Card Tour and Harvest House Publishers for my review copy. I received my book for free in order to read and give my honest review, which I have done.
On a 5-Star scale: 4 stars!!!!
AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER:
Mountain air was supposed to be cool. At least that’s what she’d always heard.
Smiles & Blessings,