Author: Kimmery Martin
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: In this whip-smart and timely novel from acclaimed author Kimmery Martin, two doctors travel a surprising path when they must choose between treating their patients and keeping their jobs.
Georgia Brown’s profession as a urologist requires her to interact with plenty of naked men, but her romantic prospects have fizzled. The most important person in her life is her friend Jonah Tsukada, a funny, empathetic family medicine doctor who works at the same hospital in Charleston, South Carolina and who has become as close as family to her.
Just after Georgia leaves the country for a medical conference, Jonah shares startling news. The hospital is instructing doctors to stop providing medical care for transgender patients. Jonah, a gay man, is the first to be fired when he refuses to abandon his patients. Stunned by the predicament of her closest friend, Georgia’s natural instinct is to fight alongside him. But when her attempts to address the situation result in incalculable harm, both Georgia and Jonah find themselves facing the loss of much more than their careers.
Ope’s Opinion: This was an interesting read. This is my second Kimmery Martin book. She definitely has a different perspective when she writes stories. There were parts of this story that I felt went off on a tangent I never did figure out why they were included.
I really did enjoy Georgia and Jonah’s relationship and support of each other. This relationship was what saved this book for me.
Author: Kimmery Martin
Goodreads: A debut novel set against a background of hospital rounds and life-or-death decisions that pulses with humor and empathy and explores the heart’s capacity for forgiveness…
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.
Ope’s Opinion: There are two things I love about this book – friendship and Charlotte, NC. It was interesting to watching Zadie and Emma really get to know each other after being friends for many years.
A lot of the medical talk went over my head. It took away from the story for me. I found myself skimming those parts to get to the friendship and the secrets in the story.
I have her second book The Antidote For Everything, on my shelf. I will try it. I hope there is more story and less medical jargon.