I started out reading this just so that I could find out I didn't like it (I'm not usually a romance person) and post it to swap. I ended up staying up until 2 in the morning to finish it. It wasn't a mushy romance, but was realistic and more of a suspense. Moved quickly with interesting characters that weren't always so predictable.
Fascinated first by the medical procedures and details, I was quickly grabbed by the intensity of Cheyenne's personal tragedy and further by the conflict in which she found herself. Cheyenne's struggles with her tragedies and her faith ring realistic while Dane's demonstration of Christ-like love provides a healing balm for the physician. Mysterious adventure, tender emotions, and sincere searching abound in this exciting novel.
Woman doctor's sister dies in the emergency room while she is on duty. She leaves for a month and retreats to a wooded cabin of a friend. Her doctoring is required there too and she meets country people that she loves.
In this gentle romantic suspense novel for the Christian market, a competent physician finds faith, love and healing after her world crumbles. When Dr. Cheyenne Allison is unable to save the patient she loves the most, she is threatened with a lawsuit and ordered to go on leave. Angry with God and at loose ends, Cheyenne repairs to a dilapidated house on 65 acres of land in Hideaway, a rural Missouri town where she hopes to find quiet and healing. But country life is anything but peaceful. It's not long before the good-looking divorce Dane Gideon cajoles her into helping with a dyslexic teen at his ranch for troubled boys, and the widowed mayor, Austin Bartow, angles for a date. Tension simmers when a vandal wreaks havoc on the town, and Bartow blames a boy at the ranch. Cheyenne finds herself caught up in the melee, which culminates when a beloved elderly friend turns up missing. The tension is low-key; the romance between Dane and Cheyenne simmers but never boils, and Cheyenne's search for faith is slow and rather refreshingly undramatic. Some scenes feel wooden, however, especially when a young teen is accidentally electrocuted and Cheyenne works to save his life. Genuine humor and an interesting cast of characters keep the story perking along, and although some of the plot twists are a stretch, there are a few surprises. CBA readers who appreciate escapist romance with a dollop of suspense should find this an enjoyable read.