Review: Where the Light Enters
Title: Where the Light Enters
Series: Gilded Hour #2
Author: Sara Donati
Release Date: September 10, 2019
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: Obstetrician Dr. Sophie Savard returns home to the achingly familiar rhythms of Manhattan in the early spring of 1884 to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. With the help of Dr. Anna Savard, her dearest friend, cousin, and fellow physician, she plans to continue her work aiding the disadvantaged women society would rather forget. As Sophie sets out to construct a new life for herself, Anna's husband, Detective-Sergeant Jack Mezzanotte calls on them both to consult on two new cases: the wife of a prominent banker has disappeared into thin air, and the corpse of a young woman is found with baffling wounds that suggest a killer is on the loose. In New York it seems that the advancement of women has brought out the worst in some men. Unable to ignore the plight of New York's less fortunate, these intrepid cousins draw on all resources to protect their patients.
My Review: This book is a fantastic example of historical fiction. Donati brings 1884 New York to life. She brings you in to the setting, the political atmosphere and the feel of the time period. The story was beautifully written and well plotted. I enjoyed all of the intertwining story lines. Although this is book two in a series it can easily be read as a stand alone. Don’t be intimidated by the size, 661 pages, the story reads quickly and is hard to put down!
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*