Sunday, February 2, 2014

With Autumn's Return


With Autumn’s Return is the final installment in the Westward Winds series by Amanda Cabot.  I really enjoyed the first two books and this one was just as wonderful. I think the second one, Waiting for Spring is still my favorite.  This can be read as a standalone, but I would recommend reading all three.  I really liked the main character Elizabeth Harding and watching her journey to be accepted as a woman doctor in the late 1800’s.  I loved her tenacity, conviction and strength of character at such a young age. Elizabeth’s dreams have never had room for a husband and children, but dreams change.  Jason Nordling is a very strong character as well and watching him give his doubts to the Lord and reach for love was very satisfying to watch unfold. I was so happy to see Gwen’s story continued, she is a character I was rooting for in the second book.  This book had a really wonderful plot that shows how stereotypes and prejudice can endanger a community.  It was refreshing to watch Elizabeth and Jason fight for what is right despite the personal cost.   It was very interesting and a little horrifying to see the history of the medical field and how medicine was taught and has evolved.  You can tell Cabot did a lot of research in that area.  This book makes Wyoming sound so beautiful; it makes me want to see it!  Overall I really enjoyed the whole series and always look forward to new books by this author. Definitely recommend!!

Provided by the publisher for review
 
With Autumn's Return