When the Heart Heals

When the Heart Heals

By Ann Shorey

Fleming H. Revell Company, Paperback, 9780800720735, 342pp.

Publication Date: February 15, 2013

Courageous and unconventional, Rosemary Saxon served as a nurse during the Civil War, a service that has caused most women in town to regard her as unfeminine and downright vulgar. Although she would like to put her experiences as a nurse behind her, she must support herself. She takes a position with Dr. Elijah Stewart and a mutual attraction begins to develop. But when a sophisticated woman arrives in town claiming to be Elijah's fiancEe, a heartbroken Rosemary decides to leave Noble Springs and start fresh. Can Elijah convince her of the mystery woman's deception before he loses her forever?
With tenderness and grace, Ann Shorey invites readers back to the town of Noble Springs, Missouri, for an engrossing story of love's tentative first steps and fragile future in the face of opposition. Readers will find in Rosemary a sympathetic but strong woman determined to thrive in a world that doesn't always understand.

About the Author
ANN SHOREY has been a full-time writer for over twenty years. Her writing has appeared in "Chicken Soup for the Grandma s Soul", and in the Adams Media "Cup of Comfort" series. She made her fiction debut with "The Edge of Light, " Book One in the At Home in Beldon Grove series. Her latest releases include "Love s Sweet Beginning", the third book in the Sisters at Heart series, and a novella in the "Sincerely Yours" collection. The "Oregon Trail Romance "collection is a perfect fit for her, as Ann s great-grandparents came west over the Oregon Trail as part of one of the last wagon trains. According to her grandfather s memoirs, there were thousands of covered wagons on the road. This novella is the story of one of those wagons.