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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

My Thoughts - Healing of the Heart by Heidi Gray McGill

Healing of the Heart JustRead Blog + Review TourWelcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Healing of the Heart by Heidi Gray McGill, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Title: Healing of the Heart
Series: Discerning God's Best #4
Author: Heidi Gray McGill
Publisher: Heidi Gray McGill Books LLC
Release Date: May 10, 2024
Genre: Christian Historical Romance, Post-Civil War, Inspirational Fiction

He’s sworn to heal others, but at what cost to himself?

Step into the bustling streets of post-Civil War Philadelphia, where cultural injustice and class disparity run rampant. Amidst this chaos, Thomas, an aspiring doctor from the wilds of Missouri, struggles to find his place in a society to which he is unaccustomed. But when he meets debutante Emmaline Whitaker, she teaches him more than the social graces - she holds the key to his future. Only it is the independent, fun-loving Theodora Morse who holds his attention.

As Thomas navigates the complexities of high society, he must also confront his inner turmoil. When devastating news comes from home, Thomas is forced to use his waning faith to determine the desire of his heart. Will Thomas stand by his convictions and fight against the malaise of those around him, or will he choose the safety and comfort of his new life?

In this powerful Christian historical fiction, award-winning author Heidi Gray McGill weaves a poignant tale of love, sacrifice, and redemption in the City of Brotherly Love.

For Misty M. Beller, Lacy Williams, and Linda Ford fans, this standalone novel in the Discerning God’s Best series will capture your heart and leave you breathless. You’ll love this book if you enjoy gripping historical drama and compelling characters. Binge-read the entire series on Kindle Unlimited.

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About the Author

Heidi Gray McGill

Heidi Gray McGill is a distinguished author acclaimed for her impactful Christian fiction works. Her Discerning God’s Best series has earned numerous awards. Despite facing challenges, such as blindness, Heidi has authored eight compelling books, showcasing her versatility as both a traditionally and independently published author of both historical and contemporary fiction. Heidi’s writing is purposeful, skillfully interweaving God’s love and wisdom into relatable characters and captivating narratives. Based in a charming town near Charlotte, NC, Heidi shares her life with her devoted husband of over three decades. Beyond her literary pursuits, she finds joy in cherished moments with family and immersive adventures through the pages of books.

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My Thoughts

Healing of the Heart is written by Heidi Gray McGill. This is book 4 in the Discerning God's Best series. I have not read the whole series, and I did not have any issues following along. In this story we are transported back to post Civil War Philadelphia. The author has written a captivating story

Theodora aka Teddy works two jobs to make ends meet. She is a server/waitress in a higher class establishment and a nurse at the hospital. While at the higher class establishment, she sees how catty and petty the higher class can be. She hears all sorts of gossip from society's most eligible ladies. Her work as a nurse is looked down upon. She has no desire to get married and wants to be able to survive on her own.

Thomas has come to Philadelphia from Missouri to finish studying to be a doctor. Some have questioned Thomas's decision to go so far from home, but he feels that God has brought him here for a reason. His benefactor, the local judge, helps bring esteem to his reputation. He befriends the judge's assistant who really helps him realize things about his faith.

The book is well written. The storyline draws you in within the first few pages. The author has done careful research and brought to light some post Civil War struggles that our characters may have faced. I love that the characters had to work through some things.

Thank you to the author, publisher and JustRead PublicityTours. All thoughts are my own.

Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will win a $20 Amazon Gift Card and a signed copy of Healing of the Heart!

Healing of the Heart JustRead Blog Tour giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight May 14, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 21, 2024. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only for print. If winner is outside the US, an ebook will be provided instead. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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