My Review of “The Queen of Hearts” by Kimmery Martin, Berkely Publishing Group, February 13, 2018 Publication
My Review of “The Queen of Hearts” by Kimmery Martin
Kudos to Kimmery Martin, Author of “The Queen of Hearts” for writing a debut novel that is engaging and entertaining. The Genres for this novel are Fiction and Women’s Fiction. Kimmery Martin weaves the setting her story and her colorful cast of characters into an intriguing novel. The story takes place as several friends are students in medical school and follows these same characters to present day, married with children. The setting is the hospital where life and death decisions are made, and where there are cheers and tears. In this hectic and traumatic setting, we see the emotional relationships among the staff and friends.
The author describes her characters as complex and complicated as the circumstances dictate. In present time we see two of the physicians, Zadie, a pediatric cardiologist, and Emma, a trauma surgeon, as they deal with the crisisses in the hospital and in their personal lives. They both are married and have children. Everything seems fine, until suddenly it isn’t.
A former Chief of Staff from years ago, Nick has transferred to the hospital in North Carolina, and become part of the staff. Nick holds the key to past dark secrets, and betrayals, that can destroy friendships. He also brings up memories of a tragedy that occurred when all of them were at the hospital.
I would highly recommend this captivating and emotional story for those readers that enjoy Women’s Fiction. I received an Advanced Reading Copy from NetGalley for my honest review.