Saturday, September 9, 2017
Book Review - These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart
These Healing Hills, by Ann H. Gabhart, is an intriguing look at the Frontier Nursing Service in Appalachian Kentucky just after World War II. I really enjoyed this book. The details of living in the mountains at that time, including the different expressions of speech, are evident throughout the book. The main character, Francine Howard, is not only likable, but also open-minded towards the people she is being trained to help. I had never heard of the Frontier Nursing Service, and this book was a delightful introduction to it. The author did a great job of researching the time frame and area, and the story feels very authentic. Francine's faith is also woven into the story without feeling forced but rather as an important part of her character. I highly recommend this book.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Revell, in exchange for a review, but all opinions are my own.