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Reviewed by Peggy Jo Wipf for Readers' Favorite
The Doctor’s Luck by Nancy Glenn Powell takes you back to 1934 when America was still recovering from the Great Depression and life was hard for the average American. Doctor Tom just bought a practice in a small town and hopes he will have good luck and succeed. When his patients only pay with produce from their farms, Doctor Tom finds he has plenty to eat, but no money to pay his bills. Rita, Doctor Tom’s assistant, does all she can for him, but she has two young teenage boys that require her guidance. Doctor Tom reaches his breaking point when a pregnant, brain-damaged girl is abandoned on his doorstep. Rita does all she can for Tom and Betty Ann, but she is facing her own turmoil over her husband reappearing after leaving her years ago.
With a faith-based theme, Nancy Glenn Powell portrays a family that faced incredible hardships, only to realize their biggest distresses became their largest blessings. The Doctor’s Luck reveals the quaint charm of a simpler life and the historical suffering of people during a nationwide crisis. Under distress and poverty, the true nature of people comes out. I felt the mood shift from compassion and anxiety as Doctor Tom and Rita cared for Betty Ann to danger and caution when Rita’s husband came back. I felt there were many powerful lessons woven within the story. The author shows how an entire community can come together when one person, or couple, serves unselfishly. Also, no matter who your parents are, you can be a good person, a hard worker, or compassionate.