Christian fiction writer Hake, who is also a nurse, offers her fans a mixed blend of fun, witticism and romance and a theme of medicine, with scenarios involving the care and keeping of man and beast. Against a backdrop of male chauvinist prejudice and smalltown small-mindedness, twins Enoch and his sister Taylor Bestman, veterinarian and medical doctor respectively, arrive in Gooding, Tex., with the best of intentions. What they find is a great deal of anti-female sentiment when it's discovered that Taylor, the new medical doctor, is a woman. Determined to prove herself, Taylor takes on whatever the little town can throw at her and slowly wins over most of the people's affections, including that of a stubborn blacksmith who views medicine as an inappropriate profession for a woman. Hake's text is sweet, to be sure; still, the plot resolves all too neatly and swiftly, almost like an unlikely miracle cure. (Aug.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
That Certain Sparkby Cathy Marie Hake, George Wilson
A spunky romance from a bestselling novelist: A small town in 1890's Texas is up in arms when their new doctor turns out to be a woman.See more details below
A spunky romance from a bestselling novelist: A small town in 1890's Texas is up in arms when their new doctor turns out to be a woman.
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Cathy Marie Hake is a licensed nurse who worked for many years in an oncology unit before shifting her focus to perinatal care. The author of over twenty novels, she lives with her husband in Anaheim, California.
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