A debut novel 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. (From Goodreads)
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This is a total 5 star book for me!!
I loved this book, everyone, and everything about it. I felt like I was reading an episode of Greys Anatomy, or the old T.V. show E.R. The character profiles were fantastic, the time alternating chapters were done perfectly. Present day, than a little bit of back story, than back to present day, all while alternating between Zadie and Emma. That was the perfect way to tell this story.
There is not one thing negative that I can say about this book. I loved every character, even when they were at their worst. There was something so realistic and heart warming to them. I understood the wrong choices they made, the things you do when blinded by love, and hate.
I’ve had the same best-friend for the past 22 years, we had a falling out, and lost touch for a few years, but when we reconciled, it was like no time had passed. So for me, this book kind of hit home, and it hit me right in the feelings, and kind of transported me back in time a bit.
From my understanding this is Kimmery Martins first book, and my mind is blown that something this good, is her first book. It is absolutely impressive. When you start this book, be prepared to get sucked in, I know I was, I had to know everything about Emma, and Zadie and what they were keeping from each other.
Once I got to the end, I was mad, like really mad, and then the last few pages I was sad, and then the last paragraph warmed my heart, and I am so happy with the way it was wrapped up. After all, Everything happens for a reason.
It’s out to buy now, I will add Goodreads Link and Amazon Link below.