Already well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s doesn’t approve of such innovations as women attending medical school. To leave grief and guilt behind, as well as support herself and her challenging young son, Jennie cares for an elderly woman using skills she’s developed on her own. When her patient dies, Jennie discovers that her heart has become entangled with the woman’s widowed husband, a man many years her senior. Their unlikely romance may lead her to her ultimate goal–but the road will be winding and the way forward will not always be clear. Will Jennie find shelter in life’s storms? Will she discover where healing truly lives? Through her award-winning, layered storytelling, New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick invites readers to leave behind their preconceived notions about love and life as they, along with Jennie, discover that dreams may be deferred–but they never really die. Based on a true story.
This was the most depressing book I have read all year long. From the beginning of the book to the epilogue. Oh, that does not even count the author’s note. I went through the book thinking it was all fiction but when I saw that it was based on a true story, I was just depressed that the characters were really real. I do not like feeling depressed and that is why I did not enjoy this book.
I personally do not recommend this book. It is not that the author is a bad author or that her writing skill is terrible. No, nothing like that, Jane Kirkpatrick had me reading her book from start to finish. I had to know what happened but after reading the ending, I just felt sad.
Title: All She Left Behind
Author and her website: Jane Kirkpatrick
Reading Resolution 4: Read a historical fiction.
I received this book from the Revell Division of the Baker Publishing Group for this review.
This review is written in my own words and is my honest opinion.