Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Lynnette Bonner & On Eagle’s Wings

November 7, 2017 Author Interview, Christian, giveaway, historical, Lynnette Bonner, romance 30

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.

Until now.

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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.

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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.

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What about you? What historical profession do you admire the most?

Carrie

30 Responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Lynnette Bonner & On Eagle’s Wings”

  1. MH

    As a modern day physician, I completely admire the physicians of the past who were so skilled at the art of medicine. Imagine diagnosing and treating patients with just a stethoscope!

    • Lynnette Bonner

      Yes! Crazy to think about, huh? So many of our modern conveniences were birthed on the backs of those who had the inconvenience of doing with out. Necessity is the mother of invention and all that. Thanks for commenting!

  2. Evangeline

    I admire the midwives and physicians who did not have the technology and such available today. This sounds like a delightful read, and I would love to win a copy. Thanks!

  3. Winnie Thomas

    This book sounds fascinating! I love the cover–it’s very striking. I think it would have been hard to be a physician long ago. They wouldn’t have had access to all the knowledge and medical information that physicians have now. It probably would have been very hard being a patient, too, as the outcome may not have been the best.

  4. Paula S.

    I admire the historical profession of a carpenter or cabinet maker. I love antiques and know that hand made is best and it was so beautiful and serviceable. I like watching the PBS craft show that shows how to make woodcraft. It’s hosted by a man who was a curator and consultant to Williamsburg restoration.

  5. Jocelyn

    I think I admire the men who braved the wilds of America. Surveyors trekking unknown Indian country, making a way for settlers. Men like Daniel Boone. I’ve always enjoyed history, but little did I know about the taming of the roughed west. Even though they faced danger they forged ahead, learning about the land that lay before them.

    • Lynnette Bonner

      Oh, my yes! I often think about those who left everything they knew behind to forge ahead on a months-long journey into the unknown. My next series after this one involves a wagon train and I’m already doing research about it. Amazingly resilient people.

  6. Janet Estridge

    I admire the Pastor’s who would minister to a small congregation while trying to convert the “lost souls” who were gambling, drinking, etc. right outside the church door.

  7. Lori Smanski

    oh wow that is an open ended question, LOL I admire the hardworking ladies who were farmers wives, keeping the family and house together

  8. Dianne Casey

    I admire the physicians, teachers and all the people who had the courage to move to the frontier and start all over again.

  9. Faith Creech

    I admire teachers who traveled west to teach in one room school houses. They were young and many times did not know anyone in the towns where they moved too. They put up with my hardships.

  10. Caryl Kane

    I admire the mother’s who braved the wilds of new territory to raise their families.

  11. Connie Scruggs

    In the past, everyone worked very hard. Farmers, doctors, pastors and teachers did so much with so little. And they still had to do the hard work required for day to day life. I admire them all.

  12. Donna B

    I was going to say doctors but after reading some of the other comments I agree they were one of the professions that worked very hard with very little to make due. We don’t realize how easy we have it compared with the early pioneers yet we complain. I am looking forward to reading this book!

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