Publisher : Penguin
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780698140677
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 752

The international bestselling author of Where the Light Enters presents a remarkable epic about two female doctors in nineteenth-century New York. The year is 1883, and in New York City, Anna Savard and her cousin Sophie—both graduates of the Woman’s Medical School—treat the city’s most vulnerable, even if doing so puts everything they’ve strived for in jeopardy... Anna’s work has placed her in the path of four children who have lost everything, just as she herself once had. Faced with their helplessness, Anna must make an unexpected choice between holding on to the pain of her past and letting love into her life. For Sophie, an obstetrician and the orphaned daughter of free people of color, helping a desperate young mother forces her to grapple with the oath she took as a doctor—and thrusts her and Anna into the orbit of anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock, a dangerous man who considers himself the enemy of everything indecent and of anyone who dares to defy him. With its vivid depictions of old New York and its enormously appealing characters, The Gilded Hour is a captivating novel by an author at the height of her powers.

Publisher : Random House Australia
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780857982391
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 512

From the internationally bestselling author of Into the Wilderness comes a magnificent epic about two pioneering women doctors in 19th-century New York. The year is 1883, and in New York City it's a time of dizzying splendor, crushing poverty, and tremendous change. With the gravity-defying Brooklyn Bridge nearly complete and the city in the grip of anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock, Dr Anna Savard and her cousin, Sophie - both graduates of the Women's Medical School - treat the city's most vulnerable. Even when doing so puts all they've worked for in jeopardy . . . For Anna, her role as a surgeon has placed her in the path of four children who have lost everything. Faced with their helplessness, Anna must make the unexpected choice between holding on to the pain of her past and letting love into her life. For Sophie, an obstetrician and the orphaned daughter of free people of color, helping a desperate young mother forces her to grapple with her doctor's oath - and thrusts her and Anna into Comstock's orbit, a dangerous man who considers himself the enemy of everything indecent, and of anyone who dares to defy him. With its vivid depictions of old New York and its story of two pioneering female doctors, The Gilded Hour is a captivating, emotionally gripping novel of courage and love.

Publisher : Random House Australia
Category : Detective and mystery stories
ISBN : 9781761041730
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 674

Publisher : Berkley
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780425283349
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 770

"The year is 1883, and in New York City, it's a time of dizzying splendor, crushing poverty, and tremendous change. With the gravity-defying Brooklyn Bridge nearly complete and New York in the grips of anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock, Anna Savard and her cousin Sophie both graduates of the Woman s Medical School treat the city's most vulnerable, even if doing so may put everything they've strived forin jeopardy. Anna's work has placed her in the path of four children who have lost everything, just as she herself once had. Faced with their helplessness, Anna must make an unexpected choice between holding on to the pain of her past and letting love into her life. For Sophie, an obstetrician and the orphaned daughter of free people of color, helping a desperate young mother forces her to grapple with the oath she took as a doctor--and thrusts her and Anna into the orbit of Anthony Comstock, a dangerous man who considers himself the enemy of everything indecent and of anyone who dares to defy him."--Provided by publisher.

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0395977711
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 228

Follows the passions and fortunes of three neighboring families living in a tiny remote village in the Austrial Alps from 1909 to the late 1970s

Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781728228730
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 384

THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER! "An exquisitely detailed journey through the harrowing field of medicine in mid-19th century London."—Tracey Enerson Wood, USA Today bestselling author of The Engineer's Wife and The War Nurse An unforgettable historical fiction novel about one woman who believed in scientific medicine before the world believed in her. London, 1845: Raised by the eccentric surgeon Dr. Horace Croft after losing her parents to a deadly pandemic, the orphan Nora Beady knows little about conventional life. While other young ladies were raised to busy themselves with needlework and watercolors, Nora was trained to perfect her suturing and anatomical illustrations of dissections. Women face dire consequences if caught practicing medicine, but in Croft's private clinic Nora is his most trusted—and secret—assistant. That is until the new surgical resident Dr. Daniel Gibson arrives. Dr. Gibson has no idea that Horace's bright and quiet young ward is a surgeon more qualified and ingenuitive than even himself. In order to protect Dr. Croft and his practice from scandal and collapse Nora must learn to play a new and uncomfortable role—that of a proper young lady. But pretense has its limits. Nora cannot turn away and ignore the suffering of patients, even if it means giving Gibson the power to ruin everything she's worked for. And when she makes a discovery that could change the field forever, Nora faces an impossible choice. Remain invisible and let the men around her take credit for her work, or step into the light—even if it means being destroyed by her own legacy. Fans of The Other Einstein and The Paris Library will relish this riveting and empowering story about one woman's fight to follow her dreams and build a life—and legacy—beyond what is expected of her. Praise for The Girl in His Shadow: "A suspenseful story of a courageous young woman determined to become a surgeon in repressive Victorian England. Fluidly written, impeccably researched, The Girl in His Shadow is a memorable literary gift to be read, reread, and treasured."—Gloria Goldreich, author of The Paris Children Other Bestselling Historical Fiction from Sourcebooks Landmark: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

Publisher : Mia Kent
Category : Fiction
ISBN :
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 144

His first love. A gut-wrenching decision. Will he ever be reunited with the girl he left behind? It’s the summer of 1957, and Henry Turner has just graduated high school and is ready to take on the world. But when an unexpected tragedy forces him to choose between the life he’s always dreamed of and the future of his family’s inn, the consequences of his decision have rippling effects that alter the course of his life. Now an eighty-year-old man, Henry is faced with the ghosts of his past—and the girl who has haunted him for six decades. *** Tana Martin is determined to help her great-uncle track down Penny, his long-lost love, but in the meantime, she has plenty of other things to keep her occupied. The renovations to the Inn at Dolphin Bay are in full swing, her friendship with Reed is beginning to morph into something more, and she is slowly settling into her new life on the island. Before she can get too comfortable, though, she must come face to face with the man she thought would be hers forever. Is it finally time for Tana to say goodbye to her past for good and embrace the woman she was always meant to be? Visit the beautiful island of Dolphin Bay, where friendship, hope, love, and pastries are plentiful. This small-town women’s fiction series is perfect for readers of all ages.

Publisher : Random House Australia
Category : Frontier and pioneer life
ISBN : 9780857989772
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 914

Elizabeth Middleton leaves a comfortable life in 18th century England to join her father in his colonial mission in a remote American outpost. However, she soon realises that her father intends to marry her off to one of the colonials.

Publisher : Penguin
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0425215326
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 356

Angie Mangiamele runs a film company in Hoboken, New Jersey-a long way (in more ways than one) from Ogilvie, Georgia. But a new project has brought her to this small Southern town, where she stands out like a fire truck in a flower garden. She's been invited to Ogilvie by Miss Zula Bragg, the intensely private literary legend who's agreed to appear in a documentary made by Angie's highly unconventional crew. And there's someone else in own Angie looks forward to seeing: John Grant, a descendant of Ogilvie's founders with whom she had a long-ago summer romance. But John's wedding-to the daughter of a prominent local family-is just days away, and promises to be the sleepy town's social event of the year. What could possibly go right?

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781476731391
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 304

"Centered around Madeline Karno, an ambitious young woman eager to shatter the confines of 1890s France, this novel is a gripping mystery that takes the reader on a captivating journey to find the cause behind a series of suspicious deaths"--Provided by publisher