[The Gilded Hour] E–pub · Sara Donati

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  • The Gilded Hour
  • Sara Donati
  • English
  • 09 June 2018
  • 9780425271810

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The Gilded Hour

summary Ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Sara Donati The Gilded Hour free read Þ 9 Sara Donati ↠ 9 read & download Most vulnerable even if doing so may put everything they’ve strived for in jeopardyAnna'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 lif 35 starsI found this historical novel featuring female doctors in the 19th century both enjoyable and frustrating it will best suit readers who value immersion in characters lives over plot driven narratives and who don t mind reading a long 732 page novel only to have resolutions of major plot threads and mysteries deferred to the seuel For those readers the rewards include an extensively researched depiction of New York City in 1883 and a warmhearted story of a large and unusual family I d call it comfort reading if it weren t for the serial killerThis is my first book by Sara Donati who previously authored a popular historical romance series this book though featuring the descendants of characters from that series appears to be her transition from historical romance to straight historical fiction And she certainly picked an interesting subject Little did I know by the late 19th century the US had several medical schools specifically for women including one in New York which operated from 1863 to 1918 until a coed medical school was available to women You can read about the college here And the small number of female physicians practicing at the time included black as well as white women the first African American female doctor Rebecca Lee Crumpler graduated from the New England Female Medical College in 1864The Gilded Hour gives us two doctors Anna and Sophie Savard cousins who were orphaned in childhood and raised by their elderly aunt Anna is a surgeon and white Sophie is an obstetrician and pediatrician and is of mixed race Both have love troubles which take up a significant chunk of the book Anna s in particular we see less of Sophie especially in the second half They also have run ins with one Anthony Comstock a historical crusader for Victorian morality who arrested doctors for sharing information about contraception Another plotline deals with two young orphan girls for whom the family becomes responsible and the search for their missing brothers And then there is a mystery involving a serial killer who brutally murders women through deliberately botched abortions described in gruesome detailDonati is in no rush and the book wanders through these and other subplots as well as spending time on the characters domestic lives She has a tendency to resolve threats to the protagonists before they get truly serious and to include scenes that don t strictly advance the plot as well as a great deal of description and detail about New York at the time I don t always have the patience for this type of novel but found myself invested in the characters and immersed in the setting to the point that this worked for me The author has clearly done her research on the time period and I am particularly impressed with the unapologetic focus on women s healthBut I see no excuse for leaving readers hanging as to the identity of the murderer in a book this long there is certainly space to resolve that issue Much time is spent on Anna s romance with police detective Jack Mezzanotte but despite his getting page time than anyone besides Anna Jack is never developed beyond the role of generic male love interest Their many scenes together show us at length why Jack is attracted to Anna which is not difficult to understand she has a strong personality and is an attractive young woman rather than why Anna would be attracted to Jack Thus I neither became engaged in this romance nor found their whirlwind courtship convincing And there are a couple of detailed SM type scenes that contained information than I wanted to know Meanwhile the characters sometimes seemed a little too modern discussing relatives sex lives for instance or making out in publicAll that said Donati can tell a good story convincing readers of one view of events only to change our minds with new information Anna and Sophie are tough and believable as professionals and are sympathetic characters who are easy to root for The depiction of New York at the time from hospitals to police stations to orphanages unable to keep up with the vast numbers of homeless children is fascinating and the book inspired me to do a bit of my own research Ultimately I enjoyed it enough to want to read the seuel which hopefully will not be long in coming The Day the Numbers Disappeared put everything they’ve strived for in jeopardyAnna's work has CROCK POT RECIPES My BEST Slow Cooker Recipe Cookbook Chicken Beef Pork and Lamb Lunches and Dinners for Your Crockpot GOLDEN RECIPE COLLECTION placed her in the The Black Death, The Great Mortality 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summary Ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Sara Donati The Gilded Hour free read Þ 9 Sara Donati ↠ 9 read & download 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 wwwmelissa413readsalotblogspotcomI won this book in a GOODREADS GIVEAWAY I am so glad I won this book otherwise I might not have ever seen it This is the first book I have read from this author and I thought it was wonderful It took me some time to read it not because it was boring in the least but because I read a lot of books at one time and this is a large book you want to take time with As you can read from the blurb the time is 1883 in New York City and you have the cousins Anna Savard who is a physiciansurgeon and Sophie Savard who is an obstetrician and a woman of colorAs you can imagine these woman have some trials with people that in those days have issues with women being doctors and a colored woman at that I think the author made such rich characters out of these two women Actually there are many characters in the book that are rich in the story telling I forgot to mention the cousins live with their Aunt uinlan and she is uite a character I like her a lot Sophie has to deal with delivering babies and women wanting to be on birth control which in those days is a big no no You could go to jail and lose your license And then the horrible abortions women are getting from unsavory people and everyone dies in that case Anne works at a charity hospital and does a lot of work with the poor She tries to get vaccinations to all of the orphans at St Patrick s Orphan Asylum and back in that day as well they are afraid of vaccines but are giving them out as much as possible There are so many orphans and poor people in the book it s heartbreaking There are so many characters in the book and I love how the author puts all of the primary people and some extras in the front of the book in case you get confused I love that There are love interests great friends sad situations and history in this book I love the vivid descriptions the author gives of everything in the book This might be tedious to some but I thought it was wonderful I don t know just sometimes those things in certain books grab you and take you into the place and I enjoyed it At times I felt like I was in an episode of Downtown Abbey and not New York I am definitely looking into this author s previous and future works