Hazel Thornton has one great ambition: to help the sick and wounded as a nurse. But that dream can never become a reality. After a devastating childhood trauma, she has spent her life battling fits of panic that make it impossible to finish her studies. Everything changes, however, when a trip to Spain takes a perilous turn that derails her plans to visit her father for Christmas and immediately plunges her into the dangers of a brutal war.
With single-minded focus, she springs into action to help her fellow travelers. To ensure their continued care, she begins work at a Spanish hospital alongside Dr. John Jackson—a man whose only emotion seems to be wariness of his new assistant. Armed with gifts of support from each of her dearest friends, a group that dubs themselves the Blue Orchid Society, Hazel embarks on a journey of hope and healing to battle the demons of her past with the help of the doctor who has captured her heart.
Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world, which includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that are anything but romantic. Jennifer has a BA in linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family.
I have loved both books in this series and excited for the next installment of The Blue Orchid Society. These ladies are true friends to each other. Supporting, caring and encouraging. I truly believe everyone needs a group like that in their life. I appreciate Jennifer Moore addressing this in the author note at the end.
Hazel wants to be a nurse and help others. She had the best example- watching her mother tend and care for others. Only Hazel has panic attacks and quits nursing school only for a holiday gone wrong with a train track explosion and finding herself in war torn Spain and a hospital needing all hands on deck!
I was so thrown off by these events that it did take a while to get into the story but it was so unique that I appreciated learning about Spanish history that I never knew. Of course a handsome doctor and forced proximity never hurt either 😉
Hazel is strong and capable, needing the support of others or needing to be reminded of that doesn’t make you weak. 💜 I really loved this book and I can’t wait for the next book in the series because I love seeing the ladies through out.
These books don’t need to be read in order and can be read as a stand alone. I received an arc from the publisher and Net Galley. These are my own thoughts and opinions.
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