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We have THEE perfect book to tell you about this Valentine’s Day – Kimmery Martins’s, THE QUEEN OF HEARTS (Berkley Publishing Group). Not only did I love this novel, but Kimmery’s something pretty special. I got to meet her last May at BookExpo at the morning author’s breakfast. We were chatting and she said I have my first book being published and showed me the cover on her phone. I was instantly attracted to her charm. She’s smart as a whip, delightful and has a fun twisted kind of sense of humor – the kind that let’s you know she’s enjoying this ride, but not taking it too seriously. She’s one of this years Class of 2018 Debs www.debutanteball.com She received a favorable review in Sunday’s, TNYTBR and we can only wish her more success as her star zeniths into the heavens!
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.
There are many aspects to this novel, which I loved. I learned so much about heart surgery – Kimmery is a surgeon! And I loved the friendship between Zadie and Emma, which will hook readers right from the start. It was one of the most compelling and multi-layered novels about women’s friendships, with all it’s love and yuckiness, that I’ve read in a while. I hope there’s a sequel with these characters – STAT!
When not working on her next novel, Kimmery spends her time mothering her slew of perfect children. She’s also occupied with poorly executed household chores, working as a physician, and serving on various non-profit boards in Charlotte, North Carolina. She exercises grudgingly, cooks inventively, reads voraciously, offers helpful book recommendations, interviews authors, publishes travel articles, and edits her son’s middle grade book reviews. Finally, she is a world-class Boggle champion, which most people find to be sexy beyond all description.
Thanks to Berkely Publishing Group, we have one copy of THE QUEEN of HEARTS to giveaways. Just tell us your plans for Valentine’s Day. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck!