Saturday, September 17, 2011

Review- The Doctor's Lady by Jody Hedlund and Giveaway!

There is just something soooo romantic about marrying a complete stranger only to fall in love with him later-

Yeah...I guess when you type it out like that it doesn't sound very appealing. But in Christian fiction, the marriage of convenience story line is one of my favs and The Doctor's Lady rocks this plot device.

In order to pursue careers in missions, Eli and Priscilla need to find spouses. Since neither of them is interested in getting married, they decide to be disinterested together, thus begins a beautiful business relationship.

I love how Hedlund throws Priscilla and Eli together in a cross country caravan with her former flame (cause when your husband's just not that into you, the last person you need witnessing the fact is your ex-honey and his pregnant wife). Alternately awkward and poignant moments ensue making this subplot one of my favorites of the book.

If you're looking for a highly engaging historical romance that's heavy on the romance (my favorite kind), pick up The Doctor's Lady and hang on for the ride.

Want more info? Here's the product description:
Priscilla White knows she'll never be a wife or mother and feels God's call to the mission field in India. Dr. Eli Ernest is back from Oregon Country only long enough to raise awareness of missions to the natives before heading out West once more. But then Priscilla and Eli both receive news from the mission board: No longer will they send unmarried men and women into the field.

Left scrambling for options, the two realize the other might be the answer to their needs. Priscilla and Eli agree to a partnership, a marriage in name only that will allow them to follow God's leading into the mission field. But as they journey west, this decision will be tested by the hardships of the trip and by the unexpected turnings of their hearts.

My rating:

It's giveaway time!
I accidentally received this book from two sources, so I'm hosting a giveaway with the duplicate. To enter, leave a comment between now and September 30 letting me know you're interested in reading The Doctor's Lady.

Book club reminder:
On September 24, the Christian Fiction Book Club is discussing Jody Hedlund's The Preacher's Bride which is currently free on Kindle. Make sure to grab it and join the discussion at Lydia's blog, The Overweight Bookshelf.


  1. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good.

  2. Book sounds great..please enter me.

  3. Thank you so much for the chance to win this. This book looks absolutely amazing. I would love to win this. Thanks again.


  4. Sounds like an original take on what could have been a tired plot! I'm reading The Preacher's Bride right now for the Book Club -- and, despite a title that made me cringe, it's good! -- so I can only assume you've found us a winner, Joy! Great review! I love exclamation points today! (my cheerleader daughter is rubbing off on me, yes?) Y-E-S!

  5. I'm interested in reading this! It looks and sounds so good. Please enter me. Thanks

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

  6. i would love to read this story...thanks for the chance :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  7. Would love to read this story! Thanks for the review and the giveaway!

  8. I am very interested in reading this book!! Thanks so much for an awesome giveaway :)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  9. Oooo! Please enter me! I am very interested in reading this novel! :) Thanks so much for having the giveaway.


  10. I would love to read this book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  11. I would love to read this! Thanks fo rthe giveaway!


  12. I have heard about this book and would indeed love to read it!

  13. The Doctor's Lady sounds awesome. I love the missionary angle, the pioneer setting and of course, the marriage of convenience. :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  14. I'm reading The Preacher's Bride on Kindle for the book club this week, and loving it! So I definitely want to enter this contest.

    goodbooksandacupoftea at live dot com

  15. I would love to read The Doctor's Lady, it sounds like a fascinating story. Thanks for the chance.

    alongtheway at telus dot net

  16. This book sounds intriguing and greatly appeals to me!
    Thanks for the chance to win it!

    Many Blessings and Smiles:)
    Charlotte Kay
    charlovesmark at gmail dot com

  17. Yay Shan, I'm glad you're joining us for book club this month!

    You know Serena, I love the marriage of convenience story line. I've liked almost all of then that I read. :)

    Thanks for entering everyone, keep those comments coming.

  18. I would love to read this book. Please enter me in your contest. Historical Romances are my favorite. I hope to start a Christian Book review blog soon. Lisa

  19. This sounds like an awesome book! I would love to win it! :)

  20. Don't remember how I stumbled across your site, but I am loving it. You are FUN!

    Enter me!

  21. Still wanting to read this one!

  22. Sounds like my kind of book!! Just downloaded it! Now to curl up and read:) :)


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