I am pleased today to welcome Lynnette Bonner to the blog! Her new novel, On Eagles’ Wings, is the second book in the Wyldhaven series, and I love the cover!!! Isn’t it so pretty?
Take the next stagecoach to Wyldhaven,
where the coffee’s perked hot,
the sheriff likes his apple pie fresh from the oven,
and adventure invariably waits just around the next river bend.
Boardinghouse owner Dixie Pottinger has done her best to avoid the attractive Dr. Griffin. But now that her mother-in-law is sick and he’s going to be coming around more to care for her, Dixie knows she must inform him about her past. She works up her courage and feels great relief when she finally tells Dr. Griffin that she’s a married woman…maybe…if her husband, Steven Pottinger, survived the bullet put into him before she fled.
Dr. Flynn Griffin can’t believe he’s been having feelings for a married woman! His honor requires that he immediately put those feelings to rest. As for the man who had abused Dixie so badly that she retreated into hiding… If he was still alive, he better never show up in Wyldhaven, because Flynn had plenty of ideas on how to teach the man lessons in gentlemanly conduct.
Little does Flynn know that Steven Pottinger is about to become his patient. Gravely injured by an accidental gunshot, Steven lies on the brink of eternity. Never in all his life has Flynn been tempted to break his Hippocratic Oath.
The small logging community of Wyldhaven, the setting for On Eagles’ Wings, sits in the rugged mountains of Washington State at the cusp of the twentieth century.
One of the main characters is a doctor. Doctors of the late nineteenth century frontier towns were a singularly devoted class of people. They often didn’t have offices. Instead they visited patients in their homes, which many times were long distances from town, sometimes in areas so uninhabited that there were no roads. They crossed raging rivers, climbed mountains, and traversed miles of barren wilderness, not only in good weather, but also in raging rainstorms and winter freezes, putting their own lives in danger to reach their patients. They answered the call day and night, and often went for days on little sleep because they were often the only medical help available.
Because of these conditions, they could only take with them a limited number of supplies. The quintessential doctor’s bag had to be well stocked, but obviously couldn’t hold every medicine they might need, so they often were restricted in the way they could help their patients.
Despite all these hardships there are many stories of doctors giving their all to help their communities to the very end. They birthed people into this world, and sat by the bedsides of those leaving it for the next. And in between they did their best to keep the ones in their charge, healthy and happy. It was this spirit of self-sacrifice that I wanted to capture in Dr. Flynn Griffin from Wyldhaven.
I hope you will enjoy reading about him and all the other characters in this new book!
What historical profession do you admire the most?
One commenter will receive a free eBook copy of On Eagles’ Wings when it becomes available.
Born and raised in Malawi, Africa. Lynnette Bonner spent the first years of her life reveling in warm equatorial sunshine and the late evening duets of cicadas and hyenas. The year she turned eight she was off to Rift Valley Academy, a boarding school in Kenya where she spent many joy-filled years, and graduated in 1990.
That fall, she traded to a new duet—one of traffic and rain—when she moved to Kirkland, Washington to attend Northwest University. It was there that she met her husband and a few years later they moved to the small town of Pierce, Idaho. During the time they lived in Idaho, while studying the history of their little town, Lynnette was inspired to begin the Shepherd’s Heart Series with Rocky Mountain Oasis.
Marty and Lynnette have four children, and currently live in Washington where Marty pastors a church.
Lynnette Bonner is offering an ecopy of On Eagles’ Wings to one of my readers! (Prize will be delivered in late November when it becomes available) Open internationally, except where prohibited by law. This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
What about you? What historical profession do you admire the most?