Escape to the past with 32 extraordinary stories about the wild west era by fiction author Raymond Cook.
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My name’s Raymond Cook. If you’re not familiar with my books, I write historical fiction novels about Colorado in the 1890’s. It’s my pleasure to introduce to you 32 eBooks I’ve written since 2011. With that many books written, you know the ‘Spirit of the west’ lives within me. I’ve been an independent author for 9 years. I hope visitors to my website will enjoy reading the eBook they select. Every author who has multiple eBooks has a favorite he likes the most. My favorite eBook is my 2018 eBook called, A Woman Doctor Came To Town. It is similar to Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman with Jane Seymour.
My goal as a fiction writer is to breathe life into the characters of each book. Most of my eBooks can be read as a stand alone novel. If you haven’t read one of my books yet, click on the Books Tab at the top of this page. Then, click on the book cover of your choice. For those of you who have read my eBooks, thank you for your support. If you haven’t become a fan yet I hope you will.
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“Mr. Cook is a very promising up & coming writer of westerns & his story line is always extremely interesting.” Mary Jane Kail on July 29, 2015.
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About This eBook
Jane Seymour was a highly acclaimed actress for her role as Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman in the 1860s in Colorado Springs, Colorado. But she wasn’t the only woman to take on a town whose men didn’t believe a woman should be their doctor. A Woman Doctor Came To Town by Raymond Cook © 2019 is a 282-page western frontier story about Jacob Pearce and his grown daughter Julia in 1890. Jacob is the only doctor in Apache Junction, Arizona. His daughter is a mid-wife.
In 1893, many people in the town came down with smallpox, including Julia and her father. He saw she was getting better and his dying wish was for her to move to Denver, Colorado and attend a medical school for women. Colorado was very short of qualified doctors. Townsfolks accepted women as a midwife but rarely so as a doctor. Men felt it was a man’s job to treat and help heal people, not women.
If a woman doctor worked beside a male doctor, slowly people would see she was as qualified as a man, but it’d take time, lots of time. Julia graduated at the top of her class in the fall of 1894. Each of the eighteen women doctors got to pick from a list the town they wanted to be a doctor in. Julia picked Georgetown, a silver mining town. But when she hangs her doctor sign above her door, the men are adamant she’s not qualified to be their doctor.
Though she has a few allies, it’s an uphill battle to earn the respect of the men who’d rather suffer from their ailment or injury rather than go to her for help. Now it becomes a battle of wills between Julia who wants to succeed as the towns doctor and those who want her to leave their town. As each month passes, can Julia win over townsfolks or will she have to move her practice to another town?
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I won’t replace Louis L’Amour or Zane Grey, but I’m very happy to write each eBook and offer it to you.
From a traditional western romance story to bounty hunters, wagon train journeys, Native American wars, mountain men, grizzly bears, lawmen, cattle rustling to tough women hell bent on having justice, you’re sure to make one of my eBooks your favorite.
These authors have influenced what and how I write: Louis L’Amour, Zane Grey, Larry McMurtry, Laura Ingalls Wilder and James Fenimore Cooper.
Thanks to all of you who buy, read and comment on my eBooks. If you would like to send me a message, feel free to send me an e-mail.