My Darling Druid

In London Hospital in 1919, Nurse Vivie Field doesn’t have an enormous number of options for treating the patients in her ward. There are times when the doctors leave no patient instructions, but she uses her Druid ability to ease suffering and comfort those in need. She’s surprised and delighted to meet Dr. Lavornios, another Druid. There are so few of them, that it is a treat to meet one in the hospital, especially one so handsome. But times are tough, and unpredictable. Meeting a handsome doctor doesn’t necessarily mean the path ahead will be an easy one, not even for a woman with extra abilities.

My Darling Druid is a delightful story, lush and full and so action packed I couldn’t put it down. Jean Hart Stewart is a woman with a gift for telling a story that leaps off the pages. Her characters are well-developed and they feel as if they’re friends rather than made-up characters. Every important character is described so well they are clear. Vivie’s feelings touch the reader; her compassion and concern for her sister make her endearing. When Vivie is in pain, the reader feels it. That, in my opinion, is a true mark of a gifted storyteller. At no time does this story lag. Every moment is one that moves the story steadily forward and while I wanted to see the ending, I was also apprehensive about it. My Darling Druid was good enough that I hated to see the final pages arrive! I look forward to reading more by this author.

Reviewed by: Carly