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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Making of a Country Doctor by Patrice Moore

The Making of a Country Doctor by Patrice Moore
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (214 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 5 books
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

It’s hard to attract doctors — and women — to rural areas. Physician Ben Taylor, temporarily confined to a wheelchair after a motorcycle accident, desperately needs help running his medical clinic in remote Jasper, Idaho. But he never expected his new Resident Doctor, Julia Chambers, to be an exotic beauty.

Julia is traumatized after losing a maternity patient during her emergency room rotation in Portland, Oregon, her trauma compounded by the desertion of her fiancĂ©. She is seeking a place to hide and recover from her ordeal. She has no interest in developing a relationship with Ben. But when Julia falls apart during an emergency delivery of a pregnant patient, Ben wonders if she can handle the difficulties endemic in a rural medical clinic…or his own desire to keep her in Jasper.

Can Julia overcome both her professional and her personal fears in order to make it as a country doctor…and Ben’s wife?

When life knocks you down, you can run or you can fight. Dr. Julia Chambers preferred to run from her troubles. When she meets Dr. Ben Taylor in the sleepy town of Jasper, Idaho, she’s forced to rethink that strategy. Such is the story of The Making of a Country Doctor.

Ms. Moore tackles the topic of running scared with ease and humor. You can’t help but identify with Julia and her troubles. There are moments where the story takes a dark turn, but Ms. Moore’s emotional writing keeps the reader entertained and glued to her seat. You want to see the characters succeed in their careers and in their daily lives.

Who can’t relate to a bad relationship, not just with a lover, but with a co-worker? As you follow Julia’s journey, you learn that the human spirit may come off as fragile, but when faced with hardship it is truly tough as nails. The same can be said for Julia. She is a great role model for the modern woman.

Dr. Ben Taylor is a great hero. He’s strong, unyielding and a fighter, but he knows how to employ the human touch when the situation arises. On top of that, he’s got the tall, dark, and ruggedly handsome going on. Who could pass that up?

If you want a sexy read for the beach, or just a great novel to curl up with on a lazy day, then The Making of a Country Doctor is the novel for you. I give this book 5 books.