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Cover Reveal: On Eagles’ Wings by Lynnette Bonner

I’m very excited to bring you a cover reveal for my friend Lynnette Bonner’s upcoming release. This is a historical romance, and it sounds simply delightful!

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. I’ll draw a winner on 11/5 and the name will be announced on Monday, 11/6.

You can preorder On Eagles’ Wings here:

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.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. I can’t imagine the primitive ways a doctor would have to take care of a patient compared to today and all the medical advances. Even barbers were allowed to practice to some extent by pulling teeth or patching wounds, hence the red in the barbers pole.

    1. Yes. Crazy right? Imagine! I have enough fear of the dentist without having to think of no pain killer. Oy!

  2. I enjoy reading historical fiction. It draws me back to a time that is different than my life now. I believe being a wife and mother would be the job I admire most. There would be be no shortcuts or fast food for dinner or lunch. It would consume every moment to care for your family. Definitely the remote places that you may live, having Jesus as your friend would be a priceless treasure. < janine

    1. So true. No fast food. And you had to grow or slaughter most of the food you did prepare. When I was a kid we raised chickens and it is a LOT of work to prepare a chicken to eat. I can’t imagine having to deal with stuff like that at every meal. Thanks for the comments! All the best!

  3. I can’t imagine being a doctor with all of the travel and without all of our modern medicine! I’ve enjoyed visiting the various blogs who are celebrating this book’s release. Besides the gorgeous cover, it sounds like a fun book to read.

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