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Dec 12, 2020maxxcat rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Loved this book! Well written, interesting, about 1880's New York City. Long - over 700 pages. I didn't want it to end! 😕
Jul 18, 2017KMJ_ rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
What a slog this book turned out to be. It seemed like it could be interesting, but then really fell apart. The pacing is very uneven. Whole plot lines and characters disappeared. Sophie was a main character, until she wasn’t. A printer…
Oct 25, 2016gbohomegirl7 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This is one of the slowest moving books I have EVER read--very "sloggish." Even so, some interesting historical information was interwoven into the story and I appreciated that. (However, the first women's medical school was actually in…
Sep 23, 2016melmccurdy rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
An atmospheric, romantic, late 19th century novel weaving family, immigration, advances in modern medicine, women's health and serial killer into one extended story. Loved the relationship between Anna and Jack. Loved the descriptions of…
Sep 19, 2016
I absolutely loved this book. I thought the 700+ pages might be a slog to get through but I was disappointed when I had finished it. I wanted more..... and now will eagerly look forward to revisiting these same characters in the sequel.
Apr 15, 2016savtadina rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I enjoy historical fiction and I loved this book. It is set in the early 1880s in the New York area. Two of the main characters are women doctors--one is a surgeon--and I learned a lot about women in the medical profession at that time. …
Feb 23, 2016Evelyn57 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A good read which illustrate social customs of the day (1880's) in America. Early women doctors and medicine of the times is a major part of this book.
Feb 18, 2016mleereid rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
What a wonderful book! I truly enjoyed reading this; so much that I emailed the author to thank her (and she responded!). There is an entire website with information about this book and how the characters relate to the characters in the…
Feb 03, 2016mammymarme rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Truly loved this book and its characters! I can't wait for the next in this new series.
Jan 21, 2016ready2read rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Sara Donati is the author of the "Wilderness" series; a six book set of novels focusing on the Bonner family as they raise a family in the latter part of the 18th century. This book is the first of a new series that features an unusual…
Dec 04, 2015ehbooklover rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I found this book very slow at first, but by the end I was absolutely addicted to it. The characters, setting, descriptive writing, and the very realistic examination of life in 19th Century New York (with a focus on women's issues) made…
Oct 30, 2015jazpur rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
What a way to read the social history of New York in the 1880's.Sara Donati, as usual, has done a wonderful job.I didn't notice the 700 plus pages. What a panorama.It is a book of stark contrasts. All the dreadful stuff and the attitudes…