Sophia Ashton’s new medical assistant job comes with the perks of living on the Colburn property, which include being surrounded by a loving family—something she’s never known. Sophia is determined to discover new uses for the gray leaf medicine, but when a patient gets personal, she must prove her professionalism or lose her job.
Nicholas Vestal is working on the Foster farm to earn a starter flock, but before his contract is up, he inherits a house in the village. While fixing up the old house he pursues Sophia Ashton, believing she is the woman God wants him to marry. But when her past blocks his plan, he must win her heart.
Meanwhile, outside the Land…
When plant biologist Bailey Colburn is offered a research job, she knows Justin Mercer is playing her somehow. Working for the former naval flight officer sounds better than her other options in post-war Norfolk, even though he says he has met her long lost relatives. But when Justin introduces Bailey to the mysterious gray leaf tree, his unbelievable claims change her world.
I have really enjoyed everything I have read by Keely. She does such a great job bring her characters to life. This book was no exception.
I have not read the other books in the series (however, I have read Uncharted Beginnings, which leads up to this series, I believe), but I have them all. I really want to make it a point to get to them because this is such an interesting concept. If you have ever seen The Village you have a bit of an idea of what this book is kind of like. But it also has a sort of Amish feel to it as these people are set apart for everyone else.
The great thing was I could read this book after the series has already been going but could totally enjoy it and get into it. I didn’t feel lost, just frustrated that I hadn’t read the other books because they intrigue me.
If you are looking for something a bit different I highly recommend this book and the series.
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A copy of this book was given to me by the author. All opinions are my own.