Deborah MacCallister, head nurse at the Blessing hospital, has loved Toby Valders since her school days, but she's had enough of their on-again, off-again relationship. Toby truly cares for Deborah, but he's never felt like he could commit to marriage or a family. Read more...
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Deborah MacCallister, head nurse at the Blessing hospital, has loved Toby Valders since her school days, but she's had enough of their on-again, off-again relationship. Toby truly cares for Deborah, but he's never felt like he could commit to marriage or a family.
When Anton Genddarm, the new schoolteacher, comes to town, the young women of Blessing see a chance to force Toby's hand with a little strategic matchmaking. But real sparks fly between Deborah and Anton, and she finds herself in an even more complicated situation. The attention she gets from Anton makes Toby do some serious soul-searching, but is it too late?
Then Deborah receives an invitation to study the latest advances in nursing at a hospital in Chicago, and she faces a hard choice. To leave or stay? Should she give up on the dream of Toby and accept the interest of Anton?
- ISBN-13: 9780764211072
- ISBN-10: 0764211072
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
- Publish Date: October 2016
- Page Count: 358
Series: Song of Blessing #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-08-22
- Reviewer: Staff
Snelling (Streams of Mercy) completes her Song of Blessing series with a fourth book following the day-to-day activities of the inhabitants of Blessing, N.D., a town filled with Norwegian immigrants, including the members of the Bjorkund family. In this entry, Snelling focuses heavily on Deborah MacCallister, a supervising nurse at the local hospital who laments being single in a town where “All the others have married... some even twice.” Toby Valders periodically takes notice of Deborah, stoking her hopes, but he usually seems oblivious to her overtures. The women of Blessing take on the mission of getting Deborah and Toby married by December, but Toby continues his indifference despite their best efforts at matchmaking. Plodding along at a slow pace, Snelling finds a way to invoke conflict when an immediate attraction develops between Deborah and the new teacher at the school for the deaf. Though this book works as a standalone, the vast array of characters and the multiple references to their backstories may be confusing to those who have not read any of Snelling’s previous 20 books about the Bjorklunds. Agent: Wendy Lawton, Books & Such (Oct.)