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The "Roaring Twenties" was a time of great change, when women raised their hemlines and bobbed their hair. The language of the era was also new and different. Watch a young love blossom in this sweet romance. When Elena Yeates settles into a small western town as the newest doctor, a few problems arise. The town is not ready for a female doctor, let alone one so strong andThe "Roaring Twenties" was a time of great change, when women raised their hemlines and bobbed their hair. The language of the era was also new and different. Watch a young love blossom in this sweet romance. When Elena Yeates settles into a small western town as the newest doctor, a few problems arise. The town is not ready for a female doctor, let alone one so strong and independent. She must struggle against the prejudice to establish her new practice. As she fights to prove herself, the town's most eligible bachelor finds it a challenge to see if he can win her heart....

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ISBN : 9781589825451
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Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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Elena: Woman of Courage Reviews

  • June
    2019-11-29 00:05

    Elena, Woman of Courage - by Linda Weaver ClarkeGenre: romance, old-fashioned sweetKindle edition, 272 pagesPublished: 2009 by American Book Publishingsetting: 1925 IdahoElena is the fifth entry in the " A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho" series. I have not read the previous ones, but believe that Elena is a good stand-alone story. This review contains no spoilers (I hope!) for Elena, but probably will contain spoilers for the previous books. Elena Yeates is the new "lady doctor" in town, and in 1925, that is cause for a lot of discussion and dissension. Her determination got her through an eastern college and she believes that she will make a difference in Montpelier, Idaho. The women and children of the town flock to her, but the men are very reluctant, even though the one doctor in town isn't usually available. There are even some men that are trying to intimidate her into "proper" behavior, but she keeps on the path that she has chosen.John Roberts is a hard working rancher who won't let a woman tie him down. He admits to being a confirmed bachelor and he teases his married friends that they have lost their freedom. He is popular with women because he is handsome and charming, but he runs every time someone gets serious.Elena meets the "happy-go-lucky bachelor" and the misunderstandings and sparks fly!John was very curious about this so-called impertinent and stubborn woman{Elena}. Apparently, Fred had a reason to dislike her and was not pleased with her at all. Watching her from a distance, an elderly woman tapped the doctor on the shoulder and she turned around. John’s eyes widened and his heart fluttered as he saw one of the loveliest, yet cheerful faces he had ever seen. Her smile seemed to light up the room, and she spoke with a lilt in her voice. John noticed that she was friendly and was apparently building friendships with the women of the town. As she spoke, he could tell that she was trying hard to fit in. He noticed some long white beads hanging around her neck down to her bodice, and her light golden olive skin was beautiful. He wondered what nationality she was. As John watched this angelic beauty, her eyes seemed to laugh. She must have sensed his eyes upon her because she lifted her chin and their eyes met. John held her eyes with his compelling gaze and then smiled at her and gave a nod, thinking she would smile back in a flirtatious manner like most women he knew. But instead, she frowned and quickly turned away. This took John aback. He blinked a couple times and then turned to Charley. “Did you see that?” “See what?” asked Charley. John’s mouth was agape but he finally closed it and shook his head, feeling puzzled. “Oh, it was nothing.” As John watched her, he wondered why she averted her eyes so quickly, as if self-conscious for some reason. But what puzzled him the most was why she frowned at him. This was the first woman he had ever seen who didn’t smile back or act friendly toward him. He pursed his lips in thought and then turned to Charley and contributed to the conversation, but he glanced at Elena off and on during the evening, trying to figure that woman doctor out. This novel started out slowly (for me), but it appears to be bringing us up to date with characters from previous novel. Once I got past that, I started enjoying the story. I was very interested in the characters and in the story.Elena, Woman of Courage is a portrayal of the groundbreakers in our society. The lack of respect, the contempt and the dangers of being different were all something that women faced whenever they tried to educate themselves. This novel gently shows us what one woman faced.The use of the Roaring Twenties' slang and the glossary for it in the back of the book helped set the story in time. The descriptions of the landscape were beautiful, I would have loved to have seen more of that. I really liked the way that Melinda and Gilbert's relationship was portrayed, you don't often find that in a fictional "older" couple! There were a couple of things that jarred me out of the story, but I was interested in the story enough that I looked them up later and it was my perceptions that were wrong, so I'll admit to it here: I wasn't expecting the seemingly common use of the telephone in 1925; I also expected this novel to have more of a "wild west" feel to it; and the name Makayla, I thought that was a modern invention. It wasn't much, but it did bring me out of the story-that was my fault and I'll know better next time!This is a clean romance, with mentions of praying and going to church, but with no attempts to preach (not that I mind that, but just being clear). The Lord's name was invoked with respect and in an appropriate way(which is important to me).Profanity (so to speak)was limited to the one instance of "He cursed and swore, letting out expletives.." and to be perfectly truthful, it was a totally LOL moment!The one thing that I was absolutely annoyed about was the editing. In these days of auto-correct, we must be vigilant about our spelling getting corrected from "new" to "knew" or "sowing" to "sewing". Talk about pulling you out of the story! But, all in all, Elena, Woman of Courage is 'the cat's pajamas'!I enjoyed the story. You should read it and let me know what you think! I was not monetarily compensated for this review in any way. I won a free copy of this book by being randomly selected. All opinions are 100% my own.

  • Sunnie
    2019-12-14 00:51

    This was the final book in the Bear Lake Family Saga. I have read the previous four and they were all very good books. This one was also. I enjoyed the characters from the previous books and how they merged into the continued story. I enjoyed John as he finds he is not able to commit, yet finds he needs more than what he now has. I enjoyed Elena as she deals with social prejudice and struggles to overcome that. It's a time of change in the world as society begins to modernize with vehicles and new inventions. I am sorry to see the series ending. I have enjoyed each page as I read through each book. Great job, Linda Weaver Clarke.

  • Sunnie
    2019-11-19 18:07

    This was the final book in the Bear Lake Family Saga. I have read the previous four and they were all very good books. This one was also. I enjoyed the characters from the previous books and how they merged into the continued story. I enjoyed John as he finds he is not able to commit, yet finds he needs more than what he now has. I enjoyed Elena as she deals with social prejudice and struggles to overcome that. It's a time of change in the world as society begins to modernize with vehicles and new inventions. I am sorry to see the series ending. I have enjoyed each page as I read through each book. Great job, Linda Weaver Clarke.

  • Linda Clarke
    2019-12-15 20:51

    The “Roaring Twenties” was a time of great change, when women raised their hemlines and bobbed their hair. The language of the era was also new and different. Watch a young love blossom in this sweet romance. When Elena Yeates settles into a small western town as the newest doctor, a few problems arise. The town is not ready for a female doctor, let alone one so strong and independent. She must struggle against the prejudice to establish her new practice. As she fights to prove herself, the town’s most eligible bachelor finds it a challenge to see if he can win her heart.

  • George A
    2019-11-20 02:10

    This book takes place during the Roaring Twenties. Possibly my favorite in this series because of the lingo of the day and the way it was presented. There was a lot of humor and the characters are fun to watch as they interacted. A true love story with plenty of adventure. I believe both men and women would enjoy this book.