Hallowed Halls by Hannah Alexander
When Dr. Joy Gilbert is fired from a lucrative position she hates in the city, she returns to her small hometown to find her former fiance single, her once vivacious mother struggling financially and physically, and Tressa, the 15-year-old daughter of the boss who just fired her, popping out of the back door of her car. Tressa refuses to return to the city, where her divorced parents struggle emotionally over the death of their son. When Dr. Zack Tyler sees Joy walk into the ER with the daughter of the man who lured Joy away from him, he’s hesitant, though he’s overjoyed to see her again. Out of compassion, he hires her in the ER so she can support herself and her mother, and their relationship blooms.
Meanwhile, Tressa has blackouts that grow increasingly bad. Joy and Zack rediscover their love for one another as they discover what caused the break-up. Together they work to save Tressa and uncover a rare genetic defect, a mystery that has ravaged decades of Tressa’s family line.
Hannah Alexander has penned a very enjoyable read in Hallowed Halls! Family dynamics, relationship issues, and medical drama are just a few of the elements that comprise this engaging story. I especially enjoyed the romantic tension and rediscovered romance between Dr. Joy Gilbert and Dr. Zack Tyler. I also enjoyed the medical aspects of the novel and was very intrigued by the medical mystery that Joy and Zack worked tirelessly to solve.
At the conclusion of the story, there are a few questions that linger and I look forward to reading the sequel, Dandelion Moon. Hallowed Halls is a recommended read for fans of contemporary romance and medical drama.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All thoughts expressed are my own.
About the Author:
Hannah Alexander is the pen name for a husband/wife writing team in which the wife is the novelist and the husband provides medical expertise from his experience of many years as a physician. Their romance has been written up in Charisma Magazine in years past, and can be found at http://www.hannahalexander.com