Millie has been working as a nurse alongside Dr. Murphy for 5 years in Colorado, but when she sees a familiar face from the past talking with Dr. Murphy, she knows that her past has caught up to her. Millie grew up in Nantucket, the daughter of a poor fisherman, she was a happy and outgoing child who befriended the Drexel children, as they grew up she and Stephen Drexel became especially close, but she was beneath his station so she left him and Nantucket behind.
Millie is initially insulted by Stephen's offer of a job taking care of his asthmatic mother and pregnant sister, but when his mother has an attack in the middle of the night she feels compelled to take the job.
Millie is strong and woman of her word, she perseveres, despite Mrs. Drexel treating her horribly, Stephen's wife is the only one who seems to appreciate her help, despite visiting their house being awkward. Millie is a good friend, and is industrious as she helps Mrs. Drexel to eliminate triggers.
This book is has a quick hook and poignant backstory, but I feel that the flow got bogged down in the middle. I liked Millie for her determination, faith, and compassion. I didn't know what to think of John Drexel, he wasn't very present, and seemed to make assumptions about Millie, despite them only having limited interactions. But things did comes together for a very dramatic ending.
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