This story is the kind that will stay with you for awhile. The writer knows how to keep your emotions constantly shifting. It is a hard book to put down. It is about a young girl that lives in the mountains and an aristocratic doctor who has set up a medical practice in the rural town to help him forget bitter memories and the weariness that haunt him. Chance brings them together. Each seeks to heal the other's wounds with a passion neither can deny.
A sophisticated doctor sets up a medical practice in a rural, turn-of-the-century Pennsylvania town. He finds himself drawn to a mute mountain girl. A sensitive, lovely romance.
A sweet book set in the early 1900's centering around a mainline Philadelphia doctor who has started a practice in a small town, and the lovely mute mountain girl he befriends.
****A story of a shy, stunningly beautiful mountain girl and a handsome, aristocratic, small-town doctor.
Story of a small town doctor and the healing power of love. The setting is the turn of the century Pennsylvania - Back Cover
This story of a small town doctor and the healing power of love...after turning his back on his socially privileged life to go to a rural turn of the century town in Pennsylvania, Tyler tries to forget his bitter memories.....
Tyler Wilkes has turned his back on a life of social privilege and professional ambition to set up a medical practice in the rural turn-of-the-century town of Wayne's Crossing, Pennsylvania. And as he tries to forget his bitter memories, he meets a beautiful, shy young woman who shares his gift of healing. Instantly drawn to Carrie Wiggins, he discovers htat her quiet demeanor shields a passionate heart---and a devastting secret. Chance brought them together, but something stronger than fate must break through the barriers of birth and breeding, pride and fear, that keep them apart...
Yeah, but he kinds of uses her which isn't very nice considering her past. Maybe the intent was to throw a hindrance to the romance which they would have to overcome, but he comes across like a jerk.
This is the story of Dr. Tyler Wilkes and Carrie Wiggins. Tyler is the wealthy son of an old, aristocratic Philadelphia family. He gives up a life of wealth and privilege to become a doctor agaisnt his mother's wishes. He moves to the small town of Wayne's Crossing to take over the practice from the town's previous doctor who is gravely ill.
Carrie is a poor girl who lives in a cabin with her abusive stepfather high up on High Dreamer mountain above the small town of Wayne's Crossing. Upon meeting Carrie, Tyler is not immediately attracted to her in a romantic sense but in a professional sense. Carrie, you see, is mute and Tyler wants very much to help her bur Carrie continually refuses it. Tyler begins to think there's more to the pretty, shy Carrie than meets the eye. Slowly and little by little Tyler gets to know Carrie even though she cannot speak. Once he gets to know her, Tyler is amazed that despite her handicap and the hardships she has suffered Carrie is high spirited, kind, strong and able to take pleasure in the little things in life. Eventually, they become lovers and in spite of his attraction and growing affection for her, Tyler cannot turn his back on what has been ingrained in him since birth: he must marry according to his social status. In short, marrying Carrie would be beneath him.
Carrie wears her heart on her sleeve and it's no secret to Tyler that she loves him without condition or any strings attached. Carrie has learned early on not to expect too much from life but deep inside she can't quench the budding hope that Tyler will learn to love her as much as she loves him.
This was my first read by Patricia Gaffney and I liked it enough to try another. Carrie and Tyler are intriguing characters and I throughly enjoyed their interaction through most of the book. I also liked the fact that Tyler wasn't overly macho and demanding and that Carrie wasn't weepy and dependent. The end was strung out for a bit longer than I thought was necessary, but the ending was what I was waiting for.
Tyler Wilkes has turned his back on a life of social privilege and professional ambition to set up a medical practice in the rural turn-of-the-century town of Wayne's Crossing, Pennsylvania. And as he tries to forget his bitter memories, he meets a beautiful, shy young woman who shares his gift of healing. Instantly drawn to Carrie Wiggins, he discovers that her quiet demeanor shields a pasionate heart-and a devastating secret. Chance brought them together,but something stronger than fate must break through the barriers of birth and breeding, pride and fear,that keep them apart...
The novels of Patricia Gaffney have enraptured countless readers. The New York Times bestselling author of The Saving Graces tells the tale of a small-town doctor and the healing power of love...