BEDSIDE MANNERS by Heather Frimmer & Giveaway



In Heather Frimmer’s novel, BEDSIDE MANNERS, Joyce Novak’s daughter, Marnie, completes medical school and looks ahead to a surgical internship, her wedding, and a future filled with promise, but a breast cancer diagnosis throws Joyce’s own future into doubt. Always the caregiver, Joyce feels uncomfortable in the patient role, especially with her husband and daughter. As she progresses through a daunting treatment regimen including a biopsy, lumpectomy, and radiation, she distracts herself by planning Marnie’s wedding.

When the sudden death of a young heroin addict in Marnie’s care forces Marnie to come face-to-face with mortality and her professional inadequacies, she also realizes she must strike a new balance between her identity as a doctor and her role as a supportive daughter. At the same time, she struggles with the stark differences between her fiancé’s family background and her own and comes to understand the importance of being with someone who shares her values and experiences.

Amid this profound soul-searching, both Joyce and Marnie’s futures change in ways they never would have expected.

This is an honest and refreshing true to life novel that takes readers into the medical field. It’s the relationships between a new doctor, med student and patient. That being said, at time, it’s not for the squeamish. It’s also a lovely picture of a family comprised of the wonderful and the frankly, nutty. The Novaks are people I could easily imagine being neighbors with.



Heather Frimmer is a physician by day, specializing in diagnostic radiology and breast imaging, and an avid reader and writer at all other times. A published book reviewer across multiple websites, including Books, Ink and Booktrib, and a member of the Westport Writers’ Workshop, she lives in Connecticut with her husband and two sons.


Thanks to SuzyApprovedBookTours, we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us about your last experience with a doctor.

We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please

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21 thoughts on “BEDSIDE MANNERS by Heather Frimmer & Giveaway

  1. It was not good! The dr wouldn’t look me in the eye; seemed like she was embarrassed to be doing the exam and rushed out as quickly as she could.

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  2. He spent the whole visit looking at the computer. Plus, he didn’t acknowledge the weight I’d lost, just said eat less & exercise more.😒

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  3. I think I finally found a doctor who can answer my questions and offer solutions and provide the information I have been seeking for some time.

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  4. Lol… I am a Registered Nurse of 30 years and work a very busy cardiac and renal unit. I see Doctors every day! Some are wonderful and some need a personality change. All are human.

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  5. Well, an appt with the Dr to get results of an x-ray. I asked her if the Dr would be joining us??
    Seriously…she looked 14 yrs old !!

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  6. Last year on my annual check up, my doctor suggested taking 2000 of vitamin D a day, due to low D in my blood. I took it for 9 months and got Bell’s Palsy. Fortunately, it was a mild case and I was 100% better in 3 weeks. I will never take a D supplement again. I’ll stick with going out in the sun for a short time and drinking milk.

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  7. My last visit with my dr was for me, my daughter and two of my granddaughters to all get our flu shots. We made it a family outing 😂. Thanks for a great giveaway offer!!


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