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The Girl in His Shadow
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THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER!"An exquisitely detailed journey through the harrowing field of medicine in mid-19th century London."—Tracey Enerson Wood, USA Today bestselling author of The Engineer's Wife...
THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER!"An exquisitely detailed journey through the harrowing field of medicine in mid-19th century London."—Tracey Enerson Wood, USA Today bestselling author of The Engineer's Wife...
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  • THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

    "An exquisitely detailed journey through the harrowing field of medicine in mid-19th century London."—Tracey Enerson Wood, USA Today bestselling author of The Engineer's Wife and The War Nurse

    An unforgettable historical fiction novel about one woman who believed in scientific medicine before the world believed in her.

    London, 1845: Raised by the eccentric surgeon Dr. Horace Croft after losing her parents to a deadly pandemic, the orphan Nora Beady knows little about conventional life. While other young ladies were raised to busy themselves with needlework and watercolors, Nora was trained to perfect her suturing and anatomical illustrations of dissections.

    Women face dire consequences if caught practicing medicine, but in Croft's private clinic Nora is his most trusted—and secret—assistant. That is until the new surgical resident Dr. Daniel Gibson arrives. Dr. Gibson has no idea that Horace's bright and quiet young ward is a surgeon more qualified and ingenuitive than even himself. In order to protect Dr. Croft and his practice from scandal and collapse Nora must learn to play a new and uncomfortable role—that of a proper young lady.

    But pretense has its limits. Nora cannot turn away and ignore the suffering of patients, even if it means giving Gibson the power to ruin everything she's worked for. And when she makes a discovery that could change the field forever, Nora faces an impossible choice. Remain invisible and let the men around her take credit for her work, or step into the light—even if it means being destroyed by her own legacy.

    Fans of The Other Einstein and The Paris Library will relish this riveting and empowering story about one woman's fight to follow her dreams and build a life—and legacy—beyond what is expected of her.

    Praise for The Girl in His Shadow:

    "A suspenseful story of a courageous young woman determined to become a surgeon in repressive Victorian England. Fluidly written, impeccably researched, The Girl in His Shadow is a memorable literary gift to be read, reread, and treasured."—Gloria Goldreich, author of The Paris Children

    Other Bestselling Historical Fiction from Sourcebooks Landmark:

    The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

    The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

    Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

About the Author-

  • AUDREY BLAKE has a split personality— because she is the creative alter ego of Regina Sirois and Jaima Fixsen, two authors who met online in a survivor style writing contest. They live 1500 miles apart, but both are prairie girls: Jaima hails from Alberta, Canada, and Regina from the wheatfields of Kansas. Both are addicted to history, words, and stories of redoubtable women, and agree that their friendship, better and longer lasting than any other prize, is proof that good things happen in this random, crazy universe. 

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  • Library Journal

    May 1, 2021

    The girl of the title is Nora Beady, ward of Dr. Horace Croft, a brilliant and eccentric London surgeon. Nora is intelligent, independent, and possessed of a natural talent for medicine and medical illustration. Dr. Croft has trained her to work as his assistant, but her role must be kept secret; although the book's setting, the mid-19th-century medical field, is in the process of evolving, it still has no role for women, except as nurses. If word were to get out about exactly what Nora did in his private clinic, Dr. Croft could face criminal charges and lose his medical credentials. When surgical resident Daniel Gibson arrives, Nora's role in Dr. Croft's practice is threatened, and she is forced to decide whether to stay in the background or claim her rightful place. Jaima Fixson and Regina Sirois, writing under the name "Audrey Blake," have created a compelling story, set in a gritty, sometimes brutal 1840s London that is mostly white. Drawing on deep research, their description of medical practices and procedures is harrowing. VERDICT With its strong woman protagonist and authentic period detail, this is the best kind of historical fiction, transporting readers to a place and time peopled with memorable characters. Readers who enjoy medical drama will gravitate to this book.--Carolyn M. Mulac, Chicago

    Copyright 2021 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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    April 30, 2021
    When Nora Beady is orphaned by a cholera outbreak, Dr. Horace Croft takes her in at the insistence of his trusted housekeeper, Mrs. Phipps. Dr. Croft's home-based clinic and work at St. Bartholomew's Hospital keep him busy as he raises Nora among enough cadavers and medicine to train her as a skilled assistant. Dr. Daniel Gibson soon joins the household as a trained doctor lacking surgical experience, and discovers Nora is not only highly skilled but eager to learn more and earn a place in a medical field that so far has barred women. Dr. Gibson introduces Nora to his colleague Dr. Harry Trimble, who instantly finds a connection with Nora; this ultimately sets up a clash with Dr. Silas Vickery, Croft's rival in both reputation and popularity. Nora must decide if she can step into the light and claim her place in medicine or allow the customs of mid-nineteenth-century London to stifle her potential. Eye-opening and revealing of the mindset of the time period, the book's relationships and drama of discovery shape the pacing and tone. Blake is a pseudonym for authors Jaima Fixsen and Regina Sirois.

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