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The Queen of HeartsThe Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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THE QUEEN OF HEARTS by KIMMERY MARTIN is an intriguing, thought-provoking, and richly written medical drama that explores the relationship between two medical doctors with themes of friendship, betrayal and the act of forgiveness. Some of us found it quite heavy on the medical aspect and the drama within the storyline and this ultimately affected what coulee we ended up in.

KIMMERY MARTIN delivers a well-written, interesting and a compelling story here with some comedic relief interspersed within to lighten the mood of the tension and drama to this story.  We all absolutely loved cute and adorable Delaney and wanted a bit more of her involved in the storyline.  She was the most adorable and witty character of this story with the most cutest lines ever!  She had us laughing out loud with some of her witty banter with sayings like, “Hi, beloved dear!”, “I’m sorry, darling honey. I’m sorry!” or “Mommy? Are we still in love?”.

This was a Traveling Sisters Group Read, and this book had so many different reactions from all of us.  With a few of the sisters leaving the coulee around the halfway mark of reading this or before, a few of us that stuck with it to the end but maybe wished that they would have left the coulee, and a couple of us that quite enjoyed this story, including myself.

So with the high amount of medical jargon and procedures weaved into the storyline this is where it separated us as readers.  A few of us thought it was quite interesting and were intrigued while the rest were bored and uninterested.

To sum it all up it was a steady-paced, heartfelt, interesting, and a medically rich story that was quite entertaining and enjoyable for me to read.  Would recommend if you are looking for something different and highly recommend if you love those very popular medical TV dramas.

Published:  February 13, 2018 by Berkley

Thank you so much to Edelweiss, Berkley & Kimmery Martin for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review!


Lindsay’s Review

3 stars

This was an entertaining medical suspense drama revolving around best friends and fellow doctors, Emma and Zadie.  I enjoyed it for the most part, but found the medical detail to be quite heavy and overpowering.  It had a Grey’s Anatomy feel to it which I enjoyed (I used to love watching that show!)

I really liked Emma and Zadie’s friendship.   They had a bond strong enough to last decades – through medical school, marriage, children, busy careers – they still managed to find time to dedicate to their friendship.   I felt in “awe” of them at several points being able to juggle life the way they did.

As much as I enjoyed the friendship part of this story, I had a hard time with the extreme medical detail.  I felt it went overboard to the point that I skimmed a lot of it and it took away from the story.

This was a Traveling Sister Read and we had varying opinions.  As always, it was a pleasure to discuss with my “sisters” along the way.


2 thoughts on “The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin @kimmerym  @BerkleyPub #BookReview #travelingsistersread

  1. Ann Marie says:

    I’m really glad to hear that you enjoyed this one. I love medical dramas but I’ve seen a few lukewarm reviews for this one so I’ve been holding out. Your review gives me hope.

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    1. There were so many mixed feelings towards this book Ann Marie so I totally understand you wanting to hold out on reading it. There was a group of eight of us reading this one and only three of us ended up enjoying it! I’m really happy that I enjoyed it too! 😊

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