Elizabeth Harding arrives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with a brand-new medical degree in her possession, certain that her practice will be an instant success. Instead, she sits in her office day after day awaiting her first patient. If it weren't for the friendship of Gwen, from whom she rents a room, Elizabeth's days would be bleak indeed. It seems the entire population of Cheyenne is skittish about accepting a woman doctor.Jason Nordling, an attorney in the office next to hers, has problems of his own after his defense of a high-profile murderer backfires. When Jason meets Elizabeth, his attitude is the same as that of the other citizens--a woman cannot be a capable doctor. As the days pass, the two of them form a shaky friendship, but previously-held opinions on both of their parts prevent them from becoming more than casual friends.
Cabot has included secondary plots involving characters from the two previous books in this series--Summer of Promise and Waiting for Spring. As each plot twist arises, With Autumn's Return ramps up the suspense. This book kept me guessing until the final pages.
Although With Autumn's Return is the third book in the Westward Winds series, it isn’t necessary to have read the first two novels in order to enjoy this one. I suggest you add With Autumn's Return to your must-read list for 2014. And if you haven't already read the first two books in the series, by all means put them on the list too!
My thanks to the author and Revell for providing my review copy.