Do you believe love is blind?
When Dr Gerald Anderson arrives at Sweet Grove, it’s hard not to be suspicious: after all, he was hounded out of his last practice last year in 1843, and he’s only accepted when trainee pastor Aaron Bryant accepts him.
The pastor’s sister Mariana, on the other hand, is not so sure. Left blind by the incompetence of a previous doctor, she’s got no kindness for medical men, and a determination to leave him in the cold.
But the warmth of Sweet Grove and its small community is hard to ignore, even when you want to withdraw from the world, and soon Gerald finds himself thrust into Mariana’s path.
Can she learn that healing may be needed on the inside as well as on the outside? And will Gerald’s past prevent healing that even he can’t perform?
This is the fourth in the Sweet Grove Beginnings series that explores just how the town of Sweet Grove was planted.