The Woman at the Front
When Eleanor Atherton graduates from medical school near the top of her class in 1917, she dreams of going overseas to help the wounded, but her ambition is thwarted at every ...more
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The intense misogynistic environment females in general were treated with at the time was crazy and contradictory, but especially towards female doctors. It ...more
This was a really good book. The challenges she faces becoming a doctor are unheard of now. The book gives you an understanding of what woman went through doing something that only men thought they could do. I don't think this is a spoiler but you may want to stop reading because I don't know. The man who loved her but didn't get her was unnecessary to the st ...more
Eleanor has dreamed of following in her father's footsteps, becoming a doctor and one day taking over the family practice. If only it were that simple. She lives in a time where women are meant to be a wife, a mother and nothing more. She is determined to break out of that role expectation and when presented with a chance to prove herself, she jumps at it.
She finds herself in the battlefields in France, ready to help bring home a pilot/old family friend wh ...more
“I liked it,” she told him softly. “Not because men were hurt, but because I was useful—I helped, I made a difference. They needed me.” Her eyes met Fraser’s, and he saw the flame burning there, the sense of purpose and determination, the realization that she was alive amid the carnage, had come thr ...more
This story kept me engrossed in wondering what would happen next. From coming into a war zone as a civillian, to helping near the front lines, leading in dire circumstances, and a bit of romance made this a book hard to put down.
As a women in a mostly male dominated field, this book was truly inspiring. How many you ...more
Not only impeccably researched, but delivered in a narrative style that was invoked from familial ties.
This incredible World War I legacy epic is ideal for historical fiction readers, as well as those new to the genre.
After hearing the originated story in her author’s note, as well as her deliciously sounding backlist, I couldn’t support the story more! I cannot wait to bring this to Bookstore’s across the country this fall.
Galley borrowed from the publishe ...more
I spent a great deal of this book frustrated. Not with the book itself but with the time. Even in 2021 women are often seen as not able to handle something simply because they are women. So I can only imagine ho ...more
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I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway and I am so glad I did. It is a keeper!
When Eleanor Atherton graduates from medical school near the top of her class in 1917, she dreams of going overseas to help the wounded, but her ambition is thwarted at every turn. Eleanor's parents insist she must give up medicine, marry a respectable man, and assume her proper place. While women might serve as ambulance drivers or nurses at the front, they cannot be physicians—that work is too dangerous ...more