Tuesday, February 13, 2018

What I'm Reading: The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

Happy book birthday to Kimmery Martin whose debut, The Queen of Hearts, hits shelves today! I'm currently in the midst of this one, so here's a bit about the book from Goodreads:

Zadie Anson and Emma Colley have been best friends since their early twenties, when they first began navigating serious romantic relationships amid the intensity of medical school. Now they're happily married wives and mothers with successful careers--Zadie as a pediatric cardiologist and Emma as a trauma surgeon. Their lives in Charlotte, North Carolina are chaotic but fulfilling, until the return of a former colleague unearths a secret one of them has been harboring for years.

As chief resident, Nick Xenokostas was the center of Zadie's life--both professionally and personally--throughout a tragic chain of events in her third year of medical school that she has long since put behind her. Nick's unexpected reappearance during a time of new professional crisis shocks both women into a deeper look at the difficult choices they made at the beginning of their careers. As it becomes evident that Emma must have known more than she revealed about circumstances that nearly derailed both their lives, Zadie starts to question everything she thought she knew about her closest friend.

Martin has a smooth style and a wonderful voice that really pulls you into the story! You are going to love these characters and their tale - and if my recommendation isn't quite enough to convince you, check out the blurb one of my favorite authors gave it:

"In The Queen of Hearts, debut author Kimmery Martin brings humor and insight into this exploration of friendships and secrets set in the fascinating world of practicing doctors. Sure to be a hit with fans of JoJo Moyes and Liane Moriarty."—Catherine McKenzie, bestselling author of Hidden and The Good Liar


Added bonus: Martin is a physician as well as a writer, which means she's super talented (for one) and her characters feel authentic because they are!

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