QUEEN of HEARTS by Kimmery Martin & GIVEAWAY



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!


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47 thoughts on “QUEEN of HEARTS by Kimmery Martin & GIVEAWAY

  1. This sounds like a great read. My husband and I are going to have a nice dinner together at home. Thanks for a chance and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  2. We don’t usually don’t go out on Valentine’s Day, seems like everyone is town is out and places are so busy. I am going to stop and pick up his favorite dinner and we will enjoy it and a movie tonight. Oh, and there will be an exchange of chocolate. 🙂

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    1. Movie suggestion. Have you seen the new James Brolin about firefighters – the hotshots. Navy seals of fire. On demand.


  3. will be having dinner at homewith my boyfriend. had lunch out and exchanged Valentines with kids yesterday. we are having crazy, heavy rain today, so glad i don’t have to go out in it.

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  4. My husband and I are on our way to Door County Wisconsin where we have a cabin! Will have dinner with cousins when we get there. Happy Valentines Day!

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  5. My Valentine’s day is chalk full of Romance. First I have to take hubby to doctors appointment then rush to my dentist appointment to get a filling. Then run back to pick up hubby. If that isn’t a good day I don’t know what is. On a better note I did get a beautiful Orchid this morning. Thank you for the chance. Lamonicaks@gmail.com


  6. We will be home tonight… daughter has the flu 😦 So just a relaxing night at home watching the Olympics… Can’t wait to read this, it is getting great press!! Happy Valentines Day, Cindy!!

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  7. I lost my Husband 15 months ago to Kidney Cancer, so I will have a quiet night watching TV & reminising of all the great Valentines Day we had together. Thanks for your generosity.

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  8. Tonight was a very relaxing Valentine’s Day! My husband went to the market and got the best steaks and crab cakes. Cooked for us while I took a nap. The kids played with their new stuffed animals and I read!


  9. We celebrated last night when my hubby made me a apple pie and also his son. Then he delivered the things that we had gotten them today I went out on my normal friend afternoon and was so happy that the restaurant was not over crowded and in fact at the bar is was empty and that is where we always eat. Then we did crafts and hubby picked me up and the pups and i gave him his val present we are going out on Friday instead.

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  10. We had the kids and grandkids over last night for dinner then tonight me and hubby went out for a casual dinner. He wanted steak, I just wanted a really, really good cheeseburger! So nothing fancy just relaxing. Thanks for a great giveaway. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day 😊

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  11. Well..I had to go and get tested to make sure I did not have a blood clot in my leg, good news was I didn’t, so that made my Valentine’s Day pretty great!

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  12. We took our youngest to a college future student event about an 8 hours drive away from home. So, we spent the day driving, and then the night at a hotel.


  13. We celebrated Valentines Day the week before because we don’t like to compete with ours for a table at a restaurant. Hubby made homemade spaghetti and meatballs and then we went out and saw a movie. Date night!


  14. We spent the day in the hospital having myelogram, numerous nerve tests, CT, and x-rays on my lumbar spine to fine solution for never-ending pain in my hip and leg. A different day than in our plans.


  15. Unfortunately I spent Valentine’s Day at the hospital waiting for my hubby who was having kidney stone surgery! Ouch!


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