A Promise for Breanna (Angel of Mercy, Bk 1)
A Promise for Breanna - Angel of Mercy, Bk 1 Author:Al Lacy The Angel of Mercy series follows the adventures of certified medical nurse Breanna Baylor as she seeks to serve her fellow man and restore her relationship with her true love -- John Stranger of the Journeys of the Stranger series -- in the post-Civil War West. — A Promise for Breanna finds the heroine face to face with Frank Miller, the man who... more » once broke her heart and led her to mistrust men, sabotaging her relationship with John Stranger. Suspense, danger, romance, and spiritual truth each play a part in this compelling story that draws readers into the life of an angel of mercy.« less
Michelle S. reviewed A Promise for Breanna (Angel of Mercy, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 1
This the is first book in the series of four, and begins with the the piercingly sweet story of a nurse, Breanna, in early rural America. There is a different focus in each book of the series, so it is not entirely focused in nursing--just enough to keep everyone interested. My grandmother gave me this series of books and they are full of the simple, innocent wonder of new Christians.
A sweet Christian romance set on the Oregon Trail. Faith is tested by illness, weather, Indian raids, etc.
I enjoyed the book, although the author has the idea that every last incidental character, even if that person is only mentioned once, such as a person passing on the street, has to have a name and history. Lots of characters with too much information-I found myself always wondering-Do I need to remember this person, or is he just another passing name. The main character peppers most conversations with her being "washed in the Blood" and the converts are many. I'm a Christian and no one I know talks like that constantly.
But, all in all, a nice story, the first in the series.