I always enjoy books written by Amanda Cabot. “With Autumn’s Return” is no exception. I found this book to be well written and historically interesting.
This story is about Elizabeth Harding, a newly graduated medical doctor, who sets up her new practice in Cheyenne, Wyoming. At this time in history, women doctors were not readily accepted either by the citizenry or by fellow male doctors. It took quite a bit of waiting for someone to come for medical aid. People, especially men, were hesitant to seek treatment from a female because they were considered not to be smart enough, strong enough, or emotionally disposed to be a doctor. This book portrays the difficulties and struggles that Elizabeth encounters in becoming a well-liked and dedicated member of the medical profession.
I enjoyed this book from the first chapter. The story moved along quickly and held my interest throughout. The characters in this novel were very genuine and representative of life in Cheyenne, Wyoming in the late 1880’s.
I was sent a free print copy of this book by Revell Reads in return for my honest assessment of the book posted during the January 2014 Blog Tour.