What Heals the Heart
Karen A. Wyle
Emotionally scarred by his experiences during the Civil War, small town doctor Joshua Gibbs has no plans to marry. Then two newcomers arrive in Cowbird Creek. Can farmer’s daughter Clara Brook heal the doctor’s troubled heart? Or will the elderly, matchmaking widow Freida Blum persuade him to marry someone else? “A time machine in a compact tome… an exquisite example of romance at its finest!” (Indies Today)
Joshua Gibbs survived the Civil War, building on his wartime experiences to become a small town doctor. And if he wakes from nightmares more often than he would like, only his dog Major is there to know it.
Then two newcomers arrive in Cowbird Creek: Clara Brook, a plain-speaking and yet enigmatic farmer’s daughter, and Freida Blum, an elderly Jewish widow from New York. Freida knows just what Joshua needs: a bride. But it shouldn’t be Clara Brook!
Joshua tries everything he can think of to discourage Freida’s efforts, including a wager: if he can find Freida a husband, she’ll stop trying to find him a wife. Will either matchmaker succeed? Or is it Clara, despite her own scars, who can heal the doctor’s troubled heart?