The Doctor’s Lady Bethany House, $14.99

doctors-lady_jody-hedlund_christian-romance_marcus-narissa-whitman_oregon-countyJody Hedlund’s Christian Romance The Doctor’s Lady (Bethany House, $14.99) is loosely based on the missionary couple Marcus and Narcissa Whitman who ventured to Oregon Country from New York in 1836 to work among the Cayuse and Nez Perce.

In the novel, the dangerous trip is made fascinating through accurate descriptions of difficulties encountered along the way. The couple experiences the usual romantic misunderstandings as their marriage evolves from an arranged partnership to a mutual romance. Readers will find this one satisfying, albeit bittersweet, since we know the real Whitmans were murdered by the Indians 11 years after they set up their first mission. Enjoy this haunting read.

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