Read These Healing Hills Online Free - Francine Howard has her life all mapped out until the soldier she planned to marry at WWII's end writes to tell her he's in love with a woman in England. Devastated, Francine seeks a fresh start in the Appalachian Mountains, training to be a nurse midwife for the Frontier Nursing Service.
Deeply affected by the horrors he witnessed at war, Ben Locke has never thought further ahead than making it home to Kentucky. His future shrouded in as much mist as his beloved mountains, he's at a loss when it comes to envisioning what's next for his life.
When Francine's and Ben's paths intersect, it's immediately clear that they are from different worlds and value different things. But love has a way of healing old wounds . . . and revealing tantalizing new possibilities.
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September 23, 2017
I suppose stories about midwives, the Appalachian Mountains, frontier and family life, and slow, tender romances just touch my heart. These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart was a beautiful novel that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Set during the end and aftermath of World War II, this book introdu...
December 10, 2017
These Healing Hills is the story of a nurse who left her comfortable home to “catch babies” and aid the people of the Kentucky Appalachian Mountains. Despite her supervisor’s and mother’s warnings to not get too close to her neighbours, Francine finds that the mountains and its people- particular...
August 14, 2017
It's so nice to read a book that catches human nature so well. The gentleness, yet straight-forward characteristic of the mountain people in this book is so refreshing. Fran and Ben's romance may not be extremely different from many others, but the setting and the background creates something inc...
November 05, 2017
Francine Howard had her life planned out. She was going to marry her high school sweetheart, Seth, when he returned from WWII, make a home, and start a family. But when Seth's sister revealed that he is coming home with a girl from England, Francine is devastated and embarrassed. Already having t...
August 31, 2017
These Healing Hills is a delightful historical romance novel. The descriptive writing firmly places the reader in the gorgeous scenery and amongst the friendly people of the Appalachian Mountains. It was wonderful to sink into this story and journey with Fran and Ben as they overcome the obstacle...
July 10, 2017
Sent to me for an early review - Another "can't put down " story - Set in the mountains of KY after WWII - Nurse/mid-wife - plently of action, romance, heart warming story - characters come to life -
September 02, 2017
Being from Kentucky this was a great book. I loved the vivid descriptions and the way Gabhart took me book to the mountains.
The characters were so easy to love, will most of them were. I enjoyed going home in this heartwarming read.
You are going to get lost in the mountains with Fran and like me...
November 07, 2017
This book cast a spell over me. Enchanting. Captivating. Riveting. And the word-crafting! Sheer beauty! No skimming allowed -- you'll want to savor every single sentence.
Gabhart celebrates the life and culture of a proud mountain people with reverence and respect. Francine is just as enthralled a...
September 20, 2017
i am a huge fan of Gabhart's cozy mysteries, but haven't read very many of her historicals. When I was offered a chance to review THESE HEALING HILLS I thought I'd give it a try. Recently my son graduated from A school for the Coast Guard and we drove through "these hills" and saw how massively h...
October 22, 2017
I am never happier than when I crack the cover of a historical fiction novel and encounter a piece of history I've never heard of before. Such was the case with "These Healing Hills", and learning about the Frontier Nursing Service that operated in the Appalachian Mountains, offering midwifery nu...