Welcome back to Fairplay, Colorado and the return of Astrid, little sister to Greta Nilsson from A Cowboy for keeps. Astrid is all grown up now and is an honest to goodness doctor. 8 years after she left, she answers an advertisement for a partnership with Doctor Logan Steele. Astrid wants to be with her family and seeks healing from tuberculosis, a disease that was still a mystery at this time but responds to the climate found in Fairplay.
This was an interesting story of re-found love and the perceptions of the day towards women doctors. After a decidedly tension filled re-acquaintance, things settle down and Astrid and Logan make a bargain. Logan is a swoony hero with a lot of patience as he shows confidence in Astrid and her abilities.
The romance does sizzle. I would consider this a clean read with an underlying Christian world view.
I have enjoyed the Cowboy books, so lets see what the Cowgirls can get up to!
* I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*4 stars and underlying Christian World View
After years away, Astrid Nilsson has returned home to Colorado, hoping to become Fairplay's second doctor . . . and to find healing for her reoccurring consumption. Spirited and independent, Astrid doesn't want her illness to be a burden to those she loves, so she has resisted getting serious about any man.
As the current doctor of Fairplay, Logan Steele is seeking to hire a male physician to take over his clinic after he goes back East. When Astrid, his childhood sweetheart, insists that she's the one for the job, he offers her a bargain she can't refuse: pretend to court him to appease his mother and he'll give her the doctor position on a trial basis.
Astrid accepts the arrangement even though she's reluctant to be in a sham relationship with a man who'd once broken her heart. She tries to keep herself from falling for Logan again but soon finds herself getting much more than she bargained for. With the clock ticking for both of them, can they commit to real love before it's too late?