About the Book
Book: A Nurse for Jacob
Author: Caryl McAdoo
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: July 2, 2020
Physician heal thyself
While physical wounds heal with time, a special balm is needed to heal those sick of soul. In the Civil War aftermath, two such people’s paths cross. Recent graduate of the Harrow School of Nursing first class in May 1868, Lydia Andrews arrives at the Touro Infirmary in New Orleans, hired on Clara Barton’s endorsement. There she meets Doctor Jacob Johnston, and both soon learn that love is the salve to soothe wounded souls.
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The term "short and sweet" certainly applies to this book by Caryl McAdoo. A Nurse for Jacob is just a little over 100 pages and it is a quick read with a sweet, entertaining story. Dr. Jacob Johnstone first notices the nursing skills of Lydia Andrews and her appearance surely adds to her attraction but it is her kind nature and her ability to see the best of people that makes her so special. There are many complications as their relationship continues, including an age difference between Lydia and Jacob and a mention of drug and alcohol use. This is, however, a faith-based story and hope, forgiveness, and redemption are all major points in McAdoo's story.
Lydia's background as a nurse during the Civil War and her association with the famed nurse Clara Barton add historical interest and the mentions of the medical practices of that era made me realize just how fortunate we are to enjoy the advanced medical practices of today! If you enjoy historical Christian fiction and clean romance, you will certainly want to read A Nurse for Jacob, one of the nine books in the Nursing the Heart series.
I received a digital copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. There was no obligation for a favorable review and these are my own thoughts.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
About the Author
Award-winning author Caryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory, and her best-selling stories—over fifty published—delight Christian readers around the world. The prolific writer also enjoys singing the new songs the Lord gives her; you may listen at YouTube. Sharing four children and nineteen grandsugars with Ron, her high-school-sweetheart-husband of over fifty years, she lives in the woods south of Clarksville, seat of Red River County in far Northeast Texas. The McAdoos wait expectantly for God to open the next door.
More from CarylFrom the get-go, the idea about writing a story with a nurse heroine intrigued me; I haven’t had one before. My niece is a nurse and I have several friends and readers who serve. I believe nursing is a divine calling and admire the many who choose to be a medical servant.
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