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Courting the Doctor's Daughter

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  94 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
A widow with three boys to raise, Mary Graves has no time for peddlers of phony medicine. She's a dedicated healer working alongside her doctor father. When a handsome stranger blows into town with his "elixir of health" and asks questions about her newly adopted son, Mary's determined to uncover the truth behind all his claims.
Once the reckless heir to a Boston fortune,
ebook, 288 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense (first published January 1st 2009)
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Kathleen L. Maher
Janet Dean has written the historical fiction book of my heart. I love a hero who must fight past his inner wounds to win the girl. In fact, in Courting the Doctor’s Daughter, Dean writes of two people, wounded by life’s harshness and the failure of those they had depended upon, who come together over the fate of a young orphan boy.

Mary Graves, the heroine, raises three sons as a widow, one of which she took in after an orphan-train placement fell through. She assists her aging father’s medical
Jul 19, 2015 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 2

This is the sequel to "Courting Miss Adelaide." It was a sweet book with some conflict.

This book was sweet as well. It focuses on Mary, a widowed mother of three (the four year old is newly adopted). She works alongside her doctor father in his clinic but desperately wants him to find another doctor to assist him so he can start working "more normal hours." Her sons desperately need a father figure.

Enter Luke Jacobs. He and Mary do not hit it off since she is angered by his peddlin
Nov 18, 2009 Terri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book ! I am going to continue to read more of her books.
Jan 07, 2015 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A delightful story about a young woman with one thing in mind; to become a woman doctor. She set her goal and she wasn't about to let any man, especially some uneducated medicine man, change her mind. What she didn't realize was what she saw and what was really there were two different things. She met a man of substance, of education, still to distrust the outside. Her father was an important player in her life, but also children she was left with as a widow. She was privileged to also add to he ...more
Miss Pippi the Librarian
Mary Graves is a widower with three young boys. Her father is the local doctor and she longs to join his practice. When Dr. Luke Jacobs stops in town, he ignites her doctoring ambitions. Jacobs is selling medicine and Mary is determined to prove the medicine and the doctor are worthless. Surprisingly, Dr. Graves brings Dr. Jacobs onto his practice to help...temperately.

Janet Dean wrote a very compelling tale. Many lines I wanted to quote and share with everyone. Yet the best way to understand th
Xondra Day
Jul 12, 2015 Xondra Day rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
While this was a good read, I wasn't overly fond of Mary who came across as being cold and erratic with her behavior. She did change throughout the book, but I couldn't warm up to her.
Mar 09, 2010 Alyssa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a cute and easy read. I do agree it was a bit predictable, but I liked it anyways. I loved most of the characters although some were a bit annoying or odd. This was my favorite of the three Historical Romances I got for Christmas.
Jul 31, 2010 Judy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent story

I enjoyed this book

Luke & Mary have an awesome story to be told.

This is the 2nd book in this series and both were good but I really liked this one.

Feb 14, 2010 Cyndy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book after registering for a free copy on GoodReads. It was an enjoyable, although predictable, read. Set in the 1800's, the author clearly researched the time period.
Feb 02, 2010 Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Learned alot about trust, forgiveness, solving challenges with communication.
A great book, lots of lessons, without being preachy and stuffy...just a great story!
Jan 03, 2010 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute historicalish romance. Great characters who have tough lives yet find a second chance at love. Faith and honesty triumph in the end. Good clean book.
I enjoyed the setting and time period in the book. It fit well with the story. It was an enjoyable read.
Dec 01, 2009 Gina marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Just won this through first reads! It looks like a great story!!
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Janet Dean grew up in a family who cherished the past and had a strong creative streak. Her father recounted fascinating stories, like his father before him. The tales they told instilled in Janet a love of history and the desire to write.

She married her college sweetheart and taught first grade before leaving to rear two daughters, but Janet never lost interest in American history and the accoun
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