A chance to prove herself and find love... Healing Hazel by Jennifer Moore (Review & #Giveaway) #historicalromance #romancebooks #cleanromance #newbooks @Covenant_Comm @justreadtours

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Healing Hazel
(The Blue Orchid Society #3)
By Jennifer Moore
Historical Romance, Clean & Wholesome, Victorian
Paperback, Audiobook & eBook, 194 Pages
September 8, 2022 by Covenant Communications


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. Jim 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.

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My Review

HEALING HAZEL is a story about an English woman finding what she's made of and her place in the world. She battles panic attacks and wants to become a nurse, but her path has some challenges especially when she finds herself stuck in war torn France. It's also a story about an American doctor with his own fears and challenges who finds himself intrigued by this woman whose appearance makes her look like she should be attending balls in society. It's a story of the beginning of the International Red Cross as they try to establish themselves as a neutral party of aid for all. A genuine lovely story of two individuals with the chance to fall in love set during an historical period of challenge and change.

I have really enjoyed this series so far and have been looking forward to each subsequent book and another lady of The Blue Orchid Society. Hazel's situation is a bit unique as she has a military father stationed outside England, deals with panic attacks and has been attending a school for nurses. She's unsure of her place and herself, but she finds that she has more mettle than she imagined. It was fun to see her grow and develop as the story progressed and the spark that started with a certain doctor as they worked together. Dr. Jackson was very likable and it was fun to have an American in this story since that's not overly common in historical romance set in England or Europe. He was a strong character with his own demons to deal with and was doing his best to push the cause of the Red Cross forward. I also found it highly entertaining as he tried to resist his feelings toward Hazel as the spark grew. I think my only complaints would have to do with a bit of a slow beginning and the story feeling told to me in a few places when the author was trying to weave through historical facts instead of feeling immersed as much as I prefer. There were several other side characters as well as an ongoing war that added plenty to this story, but Hazel and Dr. Jackson were definitely center stage and I enjoyed their journey immensely.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was a quick read, full of historical facts, set during a turbulent time with a sweet romance. Definitely recommended to fans of the author and genre!

Content: Clean.
Source: Purchased my own copy.

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About the Author

Jennifer Moore lives with one husband and four sons who produce heaps of laundry and laughter. She earned a BA from the University of Utah in Linguistics, which she uses mostly for Jeopardy. A reader of history and romance, she loves traveling, tall ships, scented candles, and watching cake decorating videos. When she’s not driving carpool, writing, or helping with homework, she’ll usually be found playing tennis.

Connect with Jennifer by visiting authorjmoore.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

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Tour-Wide Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Healing Hazel, bookmark, blue orchid pin, themed stickers, and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Full tour schedule linked above. The giveaway begins at midnight September 20, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 27, 2022. 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. Gift card open internationally. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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