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Convenient, mistress, whore (B.E.) Cant expression of standard meaning, favorable to one’s comfort.

Malcolm Forrester a physician from Edinburgh, and Elspeth MacLeod, a healer from the Isle of Skye, were both educated in European universities, but only men are permitted to practice medicine in the Scotland of 1705. The two collide in Torrport, a small town near Edinburgh,
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Kindle Edition, 642 pages
Published November 17th 2017 by Published Independently
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Jane
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Medical mystery hard to put down. 1705 Scotland. Plot told in two alternating voices--a young doctor, Malcolm, and a village healer, Elspeth. Malcolm and fellow doctors are trying a blind experiment to see if inoculating subjects with smallpox scabs would bring on the disease, as part of search for a cure. Obstacles are put in their way in the form of reactionary doctors fomenting violence. Also, a young woman, Julianne, who is staying with Elspeth, with her bastard child, may have been ...more
Karen R Sword
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating tale made more interesting by the telling in two voices, alternating by chapter. The story was interesting and exciting. It held my interest and I often had a hard time putting it down.
Catherine Milmine
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Won this book on Goodreads. Really enjoyed this story, the historical parts and characters were excellent. Did not want it to end. Highly recommend this book.
Lisa Peterson
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Try to keep up! A story worth the time.

First, know that at the end of the kindle edition there is a list of characters with their connection to one another and to the story! This would have been helpful in the front of the book but, oh well. The many “Macs” began to run together for me.
An interesting read with concern to historical and political accuracy set in the early 18th century. Adding Tsar Peter was an interesting touch. The story was told from both a male and female perspective which
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