I think I've known Anna my entire life...It's me! Anna is stubborn and plans to win, no matter what the cost. God? He's second, not first. Surely SHE knows what is best for her life. After all, she has felt the calling to be a nurse since she was a small child and everyone knows that nurses go to school in the big city. Not a little backwoods community. Even when she falls in love with the people, even when she falls in love with the pastor - she is NOT changing her mind!
Besides being a fantastic book (your classic historical romance, my favorite genre!), well-written with wonderful characters that you'll love from almost the first second you read about them - Angel of the Cove challenges you to look at your life, to look at God and test your thinking. Are you doing what you're doing because it's what you think you should be doing or because it's God's will? Sometimes God's plans for us are a little bit different than what we've always imagined and you've got to make sure you're following His path and not you're own!
Angel of the Cove
by Sandra Robbins
"In the first book in the Smoky Mountain Dreams series, acclaimed author Sandra Robbins weaves a tale of love, loss, and God’s faithfulness in every circumstance.
Anna Prentiss has never wanted to be anything but a nurse. Before she can start school in New York, however, her brother sends her to Cades Cove, deep in the Smoky Mountains, to spend a summer apprenticing to the local midwife. Anna is determined to prove herself and then head to the big city.But nothing could have prepared Anna for the beauty of the Cove, or the community and friendships she finds there. And she certainly wasn’t prepared for Simon Martin, the handsome young minister, or the feelings he arouses in her. Has God’s plan for Anna changed? Or is she just starting to hear Him clearly?"
I was offered a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!