Excellent. A good story and well written.
I loved the idea of this book but was somewhat disappointed and at times frustrated.
St. Elizabeth's is a lovely old place in a small town in Kentucky that used to be the beautiful Hotel Louisa. In the 1960's it is a home for unwed mothers run by nuns. Life at St. Elizabeth's is not unpleaseant, but it is temporary. All the pregnant women who come there will go home within the year. Except for Rose, a beatiful, mysterious woman, who is neither unwed nor alone. She is simply pregnant and doesn't want her husband or her mother to know. She plans to give her baby up because she knows she cannot be the mother it needs.
But St Elizabeth's is near a healing spring, and when Rose's time draws near, she cannot go through with her plans, not all of them. And she cannot remain forever untouched by what she left behind and who she has become in the leaving.
In her first book, you can see the beginnings of her greatness.