The Doctor's Lady

The Doctor's Lady

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Priscilla White knows she'll never be a wife or mother and feels God's call to the mission field in India. Dr. Eli Ernest is back from Oregon Country only long enough to raise awareness of missions to the natives before heading out West once more. But then Priscilla and Eli both receive news from the mission board: No longer will they send unmarried men and women into the field.

Left scrambling for options, the two realize the other might be the answer to their needs. Priscilla and Eli agree to a partnership, a marriage in name only that will allow them to follow God's leading into the mission field. But as they journey west, this decision will be tested by the hardships of the trip and by the unexpected turnings of their hearts.

Title:The Doctor's Lady
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780764208331
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  • Christy

    As a rule, I'm not overly fond of wagon train stories, but I could not read this one fast enough! It's not often that I have an opportunity to practically fly through a book as good as this one, but i...

  • Beth

    The Doctor’s Lady is the last of Hedlund’s backlist that I had left to read. I was hoarding it a bit, but I’m glad I finally read it. It focuses on both the physical journey to Oregon Country bu...

  • Olivia Newport

    If you love to be engrossed in a story deeply rooted in historical events, you'll like this book. Jody Hedlund researches thoroughly and weaves in details of historical events and conditions in a way ...

  • Staci

    I love the history behind this novel. Based upon the author's note at the end of the novel, many of the details were taken from the pioneers that made the journey to Oregon so many years ago.The story...

  • Shannah Mauney

    This was one of the most gripping, heartfelt stories I have read in a long time. Jody Hedlund brings the characters and the trials and tribulations they face along their journey to life. I felt like I...

  • Loraine

    Priscilla White's desire to be a missionary not only leads her to make a marriage of convenience to a doctor, Eli Ernest, in ministry to native American's in Oregon, but also to make a trek from New Y...

  • Jennifer

    I'm hoping this one is different from the other Jody Hedlund books I've read. It features a MOC, but at least there isn't any should I marry him/do I marry her wishy washiness. :)2.75 stars. I thought...

  • Michelle

    When I received the opportunity to read this novel, I jumped at the chance! I had read so many wonderful things about Jody Hedlund's writing, that I knew I couldn't pass it up. Within just a few pages...

  • Katherine Coble

    It was well-done in parts, but after awhile all the pent-up longing and smoldering glances got a little bit old. I know that conflict provides the heart of a novel, but so much of the conflict here am...

  • Joleen

    Inspired by missionaries, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, and their difficult cross-country trip to serve the Nez Perce Indians in Oregon, this story had its ups and downs...literally. Across endless pra...