Saturday, April 11, 2015

FEATURED BOOK AND INTERVIEW: The Doctor's Undoing by Allie Pleiter




Healing the Doctor's Heart 

When Dr. Daniel Parker requested an army nurse to help with his orphanage, he expected an organized, sensible matron. Instead he gets young, beautiful, obstinate Ida Lee Landway, whose vibrant outlook and unrelenting optimism turn his work and his life inside out. 

Army life was easy compared to the discipline at her new workplace. Yet Ida is immediately smitten by the children in her care…and impressed by Daniel's unfaltering dedication. Adding color and warmth to her new surroundings is one thing. Can she also help the good doctor embrace joy—and in so doing, find the family they both deserve? 




How exciting to have Ida Lee Landway, the heroine from The Doctors Undoing written Allie Pleiter an April 2015 release from Love Inspired Romance.

1.       Ida, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
I was an army nurse at South Carolinas Camp Jackson during the Great War.  What an experience!  I felt very useful, but the army can be a drab place for someone who loves color as much as I do.
2.  What do you do for fun?
I love to paint and to knitanything to do with color.  Of course, we knit hundreds of socks for soldiers at Camp Jackson, but Im weary of drab green socks.  I think there were once beautiful gardens at the Parker Home for Orphans where I work now, and I hope to coax them back into life so I can paint them.
3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it?
I dread what Doctor Daniel Parker will say when I ask him if I can paint some life onto the dull walls of this place.  Children need color and cheerfulnessthis place is lacking in both.
4.  What are you afraid of most in life?
Im afraid that one of these days, I wont be able to get out of the trouble my tongue gets me into.  I always say whats on my mind, and that can be a real problem.
5.  What do you want out of life?
I want to feel as if Im making a difference, as if Ive found where I belong and what Im supposed to be doing.  I feel like the Parker Home for Orphans could be where I belong, but right now its a bit of an uncomfortable fit.
6.  What is the most important thing to you?
Right now, its giving lifereal lifeto these children.  And not just as the Homes nurse.  The war has taken so much away from them, and Im driven to give them some hope and cheer.
7.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
To stop talking!  If only I could learn to tame my tongue.
8.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
No pets, but Im terribly fond of the little dog Isabelle Hooper brings to the home for a visit.  Id love to have a dog one day.
9. Can you tell us a little interesting tidbit about the time period you live in?
In 1919 orphan homes were just exploring the idea of caring for children in family-style cottage environments rather than institutional dormitories.


7 comments:

  1. Great interview with Ida Lee!
    Reading her responses made me really want to read the book. :)
    LIH books are wonderful!
    Blessings, Patti Jo

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  2. Putting on my Kindle. The Civil War period is one of my favorite historical times.

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  3. Loved this interview with Ida! I love books that revolve around children, especially those needing a forever home. Can't wait to read it!

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  4. What an interesting interview! And I love colours of all kinds, too.

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  5. CatMom-
    I'm glad the interview sparked your interest. Ida Lee really is a wonderful character. Delighted you are such a fan of LIH!

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  6. Jean-
    I hope you enjoy the book, but I'll warn you--it's post WWI, not Civil War. I think you'll still enjoy it, however.

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  7. Renee-
    The orphans were one of the most fun parts of this story--I had great fun dreaming up antics for them.

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