Light of My Heart (Silver Hills Trilogy Book #1)

Light of My Heart (Silver Hills Trilogy Book #1)

by Ginny Aiken
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Light of My Heart (Silver Hills Trilogy Book #1) by Ginny Aiken

Dr. Letitia Morgan comes to Hartville, Colorado, in the late 1800s to follow her God-given calling to heal. Soon she becomes Hartville's ministering angel, reaching out to the children of the town drunk, and skillfully touching all who need her.
But not everyone warms to the lovely new physician and Letty ruffles plenty of feathers when she takes on Hartville's thriving brothels. As she rescues first one then another young girl forced into the sordid trade, Letty becomes the target of some of the town's most powerful people.
Eric Wagner, Hartville's newspaper editor, finds he got much more than he bargained for when he brought this female doctor to town. As Letty stirs more controversy with each passing day, he wonders if he can save the noble-minded doctor from herself.
This is heart-warming and engaging fiction at its best, straight from the pen of a skilled storyteller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441239310
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2004
Series: Silver Hills Trilogy , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 15,816
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Ginny Aiken is a former newspaper reporter who lives with her husband and four sons in York, Pennsylvania. Born in Cuba and raised in Venezuela, she discovered books at an early age, writing her first novel at age fifteen. Ginny is a frequent speaker at Christian women's events and writer's conferences.
Former newspaper reporter Ginny Aiken discovered books at a very early age, writing her first novel at age fifteen. She is the author of the Silver Hills Trilogy, the Deadly Decor Mysteries, Priced to Move, and A Steal of a Deal. A frequent speaker at women's events and writers' conferences, Ginny and her husband have four sons and live in Pennsylvania.

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Light of My Heart 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Before women's liberation took hold, Letitia Morgan earned the right to be a doctor, but it was a fight all the way to get folks to trust her with their lives. Yet, she found a place where she was needed, a small town in Colorado that desperately needed someone who could take care of their women and children. Not only will she have to prove her talent, but also earn the respect of her potential patients. That means keeping her reputation unspotted and maybe even compromising her hypocratic oath, if some have their way and she only treats respectable folks. ................... However, Letty won't do that, no matter the cost. No one is too downtrodden for her to help, not a drunk's family, not a bunch of ladies of the night. Eric Wagner admires her determination, but thinks she should be more cautious, for more reasons than one. Eric may be Letty's biggest case yet; he needs heart surgery of the deepest kind. Eric's refused to love anyone since he let his wife down and in his opinion, let her die. He can't chance doing that again, but it may kill his soul not to. ............... *** The problems of today are the problems of yesterday, Ms Aiken's story says. How to hate sin but not the sinner is a question that dogs both the residents of her Little Housesque world and the world today. This sweet story is saved from being too much so by a slightly gritty edge. ***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book,inspite of it being a predictable storyline; kind of homey sweet which is fine for a change of pace in reading genre. Only one negative for author to consider: once a character has stated his or her opinion/thought on a subject in your stories, please refrain from repeatedly re-stating that thought or opinion in every chapter or scene. It gets old and irritating...not interesting. Your main male character Eric all but beat himself to death stating over and over and over that he "wasnt worthy/deserving/felt a failure". The reader "gets it" after a couple times...no need to beat the motif like a dead horse, please.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the characters and their great love of others.
Laundry_Whispers More than 1 year ago
Raised by a 'proper' mother and a doctor father Letty chooses to follow in her father's footsteps and go to medical school. Unheard of for a female. Unnatural according to her mother. Unable to find acceptance, as a doctor or as a woman, Letty struggles to stay ahead in Philadelphia and during a visit to her old medical school discovers a letter that leads to a new path and a new future for Doctor Morgan. Moving halfway across the country to Hartville Colorado at the request of the town for a woman doctor. Of course girl meets boy and is smitten. Boy meets girl and is smitten. However, boy is still drowning in his own grief and self pity that despite all the feelings will not accept his, or her, feelings and attempts to stifle them. And attempts to thwart them. And attempts to push her away. Mired in her own self pity girl can't decide whether to pursue or leave town. After she tries to save the world. And he tries to stop that at every step as well. Oh the tangled webs we weave when we attempt to deceive ourselves. That's ultimately what it all boils down too. Eric Wagner has his own demons, his own battles and his own self deceptions. Having lost his wife and child tragically he writes to find a female doctor for their booming town. What he expected is no where near what he received. He also never expected to develop feelings for the new doctor. Letty Morgan expected to meet the newspaper man who wrote and his wife. She had long before given up the idea that she could be a doctor and have a family. That didn't stop her from developing feelings for Eric. However, please do not be drawn to the idea that this book is only about feelings and falling for each other. There's oh so much more to talk about. Letty's life focus on her calling to minister to the sick. Not just through medicine but also through her faith in God. When confronted with the fact that there are young women, read teenagers, working in the brothels she is focused on rescuing them for a better life. Many in town are not OK with Letty putting herself into the position to spend them with these girls. Eric included. He is convinced that if he can find another way to close the brothels, and jail the women, then he can save her from herself. Save her practice and her reputation. Through all the ups and downs of their battle of wills the friendship grows stronger. But Eric can't just let the past be the past. So many times in this story I wanted to yell at both of them. What is it with the books I choose here lately and the inability of the characters to communicate with each other. And my need, desire, want, to yell at them. The urge to fix it for them. When they both stopped being so hard-headed and self-absorbed they were able to communicate. When they both stopped lying to themselves they were able to communicate. And when they started communicated...life was grand. Parts of the story dragged for me. Parts of the story felt rushed. All in all though the author did an amazing job of creating two strong characters that I became invested in and want to read more about in the next installment of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story very much. It is a beautiful story of love in a world full of imperfect people. A story of cause and effect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story of faith, love and redemption. Teaches you that Following your convictions for what is right and honorable can bring peace to your soul and can change the lives of others in the process. This book takes place in a time when women didn't have many rights and a woman choosing a profession in a man's world was not looked upon favorably. Dr. Morgan has many battles to face because of her choices but chooses to follow God's guidance even though her life would have been easier for her to follow the opinions of those around her. We may not always see the plan God has for us and sometimes we feel like we're walking through fire but if we trust him we can see that he is walking along beside us guiding us through. Dr. Morgan realizes that are vessels to be used by him and she is steadfast in what she knows to be God's plan for her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This wa a beautiful story of love and forgiveness. A story of two sides of helping those who lead lives of debauchery and learning what Jesus says "inasmuch as ye do to the least of these ye do unto me."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story different
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting how easily one can get off track of the plan God intended for our best. A special example & good storyline .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First time read for me by this author, look forward to reading more of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book definitely rates it's 5-Star rating. Yes it is an historical western perched near the end of the 1800's, but luckily the Christian based book exudes everything a reader likes in this genre. It has everything from a female homeopathic doctor coming to a booming mining town. Brothels with child prostitutes is but the first of her and the newspaper editor who arranged her employment, both agreed and yet both determined to tackle the town's many problems at buttheads with each other. Making a living as a female doctor and being accepted by the town's pariahs is another burden to overcome. Adding in a still grieving widower, a spinster female physician and a myriad of children left abandonded by the town after being orphaned, various controversial problems arise. Belief in God and Christ is brought in but their disremembered faith in Christianity plays an integral but necessary part, but this is not a Bible quoting, religion thumper either. Faith based though this is well written with well developed characters on both the sinners and saved. I thoroughly enjoyed this western, I hope you do too. It strikes the perfect balance of a typical former small town overcome by greed and vice by the silver ming boom. Luckily it helps being at the tail end of the 19th Century so it has more modern themes as well. I now have to check the author's other works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read for women
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ophans, female doctor, etc.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reviews 1 thru 6 remind me of the movie dumb and dumber. Enough said.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would like a real review on this book not something about a club or pack or whatever its called because i would like to know what kind of book this is. So please if you have read this book can you post a review.