The Healer of Briarwood

Historical Romantic Western


Be swept away in this story of courage, second chances, and the undeniable power of love. 

A man with a healer’s touch. A woman with a healer’s heart. 

Doctor Finnegan Brody tends his patients, keeps to himself, and vividly remembers the heartaches and trials from the Civil War and why he devoted his life to healing. He watches the townspeople live their lives, loving and laboring alongside one another, and wonders if one day he will give a woman as much time and dedication as he gives the people of Briarwood. 

Katharine Kiely has a deep-rooted stubbornness to never give up, even if it means leaving behind her comfortable life by the sea to protect her father’s health and help expand his empire. When she finally arrives in Briarwood to convince the Gallaghers a spur line should cross their land, nothing goes as she expected. 

Finn, with his knowledge of healing the people, and Katharine, who learns how to heal with her heart, join together as the townsfolk of Briarwood face challenges and choices that could alter their way of life forever. 

Welcome to Briarwood and Hawk’s Peak, where friendship, love, and hope conquer overwhelming odds.


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"Wow! What a series. I guarantee you won't be able to stop reading. Well done MK!”

— Pioneer Hearts Reader

The Healer of Briarwood

Praise for the Book

"MK, you did it again! Through this series we have loved Doc Brody. We knew how caring and special he was and that he would need an extraordinary woman as his match. You created this woman with spirit, compassion, intelligence, kindness and a heart that was rekindled by an old flame. I loved Katharine and Brody's story! Thank you for including all our beloved characters. You weave drama, adventure, mystery, hope and so much love into every book." —M.L. Sullivan

"MK McClintock has woven every emotion possible into a series of books called the Montana Gallaghers. I read many books and this is honestly the best series I have ever read. Yes, each book is based on it's own character but all the others are as much a part of the story as well. Each character brings their own flavors to every story as much as the "star" of that book. I have never read a series that does this." —Amazon Review

“I just finished a six-book series by MK McClintock, the Montana Gallaghers. It is honestly the best series I have ever read. Each person is developed into a star and given their own book, but all the other characters are given their own time and investment in that book. Wow! What a series. I guarantee you won't be able to stop reading. Well done MK!” —Pioneer Hearts Reader on books 1-6

"I love MK McClintock’s books and adore her Montana Gallaghers series. I was excited to find out there was a seventh installment from the series. The Healer of Briarwood does not disappoint. It is such a beautiful story of love, hope, and sweet romance. I loved it! The Healer of Briarwood will be getting a very well deserved five plus stars from me. I highly recommend it for readers who love to read historical fiction. This one should not be missed." —Amy (Goodreads review)

Book Details



Book 7


Historical Romantic Western

A Note from MK

Dearest Reader, 

The Gallaghers and the wonderful townsfolk of Briarwood are my family, and it brings us tremendous joy every time we can welcome friends, old and new, into our clan. We have come a long way since Gallagher’s Pride, and have shared many wonderful adventures, from shootouts and kidnappings to second chances in love and life. 

The Healer of Briarwood highlights the best and worst of humankind, and through it all, it is the hope of a better tomorrow and the love of family and friends that reminds us how precious and joyful life can be, even during the darkest of times I have written this book to stand on its own. You will meet previous characters and read mention of events from the first six Montana Gallagher books. They are here to enhance Brody and Katharine’s story, for neither would have his or her own tale without those who came before. 

I hope you enjoy reading this romantic western adventure as much as I did writing it, and whether you are here for the first time or returning to Briarwood and Hawk’s Peak, the Gallaghers and I thank you for joining us on the journey.

Be well, be kind, and enjoy!

~ Mk

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