New Release - The Healer of Briarwood by MK McClintock - Excerpt
"The Montana Gallagher Collection is adventurous and romantic with scenes that transport you into the wild west." —InD'tale Magazine
The Healer of Briarwood
A man with a healer’s touch. A woman with a healer’s heart.
Doctor Finnegan Brody tends his patients, keeps to himself, and vividly remembers the heartaches and trials from the Civil War and why he devoted his life to healing. He watches the townspeople live their lives, loving and laboring alongside one another, and wonders if one day he will give a woman as much time and dedication as he gives the people of Briarwood.
Katharine Kiely has a deep-rooted stubbornness to never give up, even if it means leaving behind her comfortable life by the sea to protect her father’s health and help expand his empire. When she finally arrives in Briarwood to convince the Gallaghers a spur line should cross their land, nothing goes as she expected.
Finn, with his knowledge of healing the people, and Katharine, who learns how to heal with her heart, join together as the townsfolk of Briarwood face challenges and choices that could alter their way of life forever.
Welcome to Briarwood and Hawk’s Peak, where friendship, love, and hope conquer overwhelming odds.
In the author's words . . .
The Healer of Briarwood highlights the best and worst of humankind, and through it all, it is the hope of a better tomorrow and the love of family and friends that remind us how precious and joyful life can be, even during the darkest of times.
I hope you enjoy reading this romantic western adventure as much as I did writing it, and whether you are here for the first time or returning to Briarwood and Hawk’s Peak, the Gallaghers and I thank you for joining us on the journey. —MK McClintock
Enjoy an Excerpt from
The Healer of Briarwood
From somewhere in the book . . .
MIST SHROUDED THE valley and grazed Katharine’s skin. Water tumbled and gurgled over rocks nearby, though the source remained hidden beyond a smattering of trees, lush in green against the overwhelming strength of the mountain at which base she now sat.
She closed her eyes and concentrated on the subtle instruments of nature’s music. While finishing a project in Colorado, her father took her to The Tabor Opera House in Denver during its first week in September 1881. The phenomenal operatic talent of Emma Abbot had filled the hall that night. It was a rare experience for Katharine, and one she fondly remembered. Yet, no sounds on earth soothed and inspired her soul as those released from the tree and bird or river and wind.
The land hummed and her vibrations rose from the soil to blend with the wind as it caressed the trees, creating a symphonic sound with which no string quartet could compete.
Her eyes fluttered open in protest, for the intrusion, though kindly met, broke the song before it reached its crescendo. She looked at Brenna who sat atop a pretty, speckled mare and offered her new friend a smile.
“You drifted away.”
Yes, Katharine thought, she had, and what a beautiful, albeit brief, ramble with nature it had been. “I have stood among great landscapes of America’s vast West. Her territories abound with beautiful mountains so tall one can never imagine climbing them, and rivers wide enough to carry more water than anyone could ever need, and yet . . .”
Brenna moved her mare closer. “And yet?”
“What is so different about this place?”
End of Excerpt. Copyright © MK McClintock. Learn more by visiting the author's website.
Meet the Author
Award-winning author MK McClintock writes historical romantic fiction about chivalrous men and strong women who appreciate chivalry. Her stories of adventure, romance, and mystery sweep across the American West to the Victorian British Isles, with places and times between and beyond. With her heart deeply rooted in the past, she enjoys a quiet life in the northern Rocky Mountains.
MK invites you to join her on her writing journey at www.mkmcclintock.com, where you can read the blog, explore reader extras, and sign up to receive new release updates.
The Healer of Briarwood by MK McClintock
Genre: Historical Western Romance
Series: Montana Gallaghers, Book 7
Content Rating: 2 Hearts
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