From the international bestselling author of The Gilded Hour comes Sara Donati's enthralling epic about two trailblazing female doctors in nineteenth-century New York
Obstetrician Dr. Sophie Savard returns home to the achingly familiar rhythms of Manhattan in the early spring of 1884 to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. With the help of Dr. Anna Savard, her dearest friend, cousin, and fellow physician she plans to continue her work aiding the disadvantaged women society would rather forget.
As Sophie sets out to construct a new life for herself, Anna's husband, Detective-Sergeant Jack Mezzanotte calls on them both to consult on two new cases: the wife of a prominent banker has disappeared into thin air, and the corpse of a young woman is found with baffling wounds that suggest a killer is on the loose. In New York it seems that the advancement of women has brought out the worst in some men. Unable to ignore the plight of New York's less fortunate, these intrepid cousins draw on all resources to protect their patients.
About the Author
Sara Donati is the international bestselling author of the Wilderness series, which includes Into the Wilderness, Dawn on a Distant Shore, Lake in the Clouds, Fire Along the Sky, Queen of Swords, and The Endless Forest.
Praise for Sara Donati and The Gilded Hour, a Seattle Times Best Book of 2015!
"Spellbinding.... Captivating....An enthralling love story [and] a heartwarming celebration of human kindness."—The Seattle Times
"Powerful...gorgeous, vividly described."—People
"Compelling....This satisfying read, rich in interpersonal relationships of many kinds, is part romance, part mystery, and part serial-killer thriller."—Booklist (starred review)
"Each time you open a book, you hope to discover a story that will make your spirit of adventure and romance sing. This book delivers on that promise."—Amanda Quick, New York Times bestselling author
"Lushly written...Exemplary historical fiction, boasting a heroine with a real and tangible presence."—Kirkus Reviews
"Hugely satisfying."—The Orlando Sentinel
"Epic in scope, emotionally intense...an enrapturing, grand adventure."—BookPage
"From page one, the action is nonstop. The more you read, the better it gets."—Tulsa World
"An elegant, eloquent word journey...The author has [a] gift for capturing the history and the lives of the people of that time and place."—The Tampa Tribune