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The Girl in His Shadow

By: Amelia Blake,Audrey Blake
Narrated by: Susan Lyons
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The story of one woman who believed in scientific medicine before the world believed in her

Rescued from a pandemic’s wreckage and raised by the eccentric surgeon Dr. Horace Croft, orphan Nora Beady cares little for Victorian conventions. While other young ladies busy themselves with needlework and watercolors, Nora perfects her sutures and anatomical illustrations.  

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. He never suspects Nora is more qualified than he is, and to protect herself she’ll have to play a new and uncomfortable role - a proper young lady. 

But pretense has limits. Confronted by suffering patients, Nora cannot hide her skill, 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 medical field forever, Nora faces an impossible choice: remain invisible and let the men around her take credit for her work, or let the world see her for what she is - even if it means being destroyed by her own legacy.

©2021 Audrey Blake, Amelia Blake (P)2021 Recorded Books

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Surprisingly Wonderful!

It had me spell-bound! Whether you love a good novel that you can't put down or are intrigued by historical fiction, this book has it all! I realize that this is a budding author duo, but it has the character development and vocabulary of a Dickens, the captivating storytelling and well researched history of a Brown, and the emotional relatability of a Bronte. I hope to see more from these two gifted writers.

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exceptional read !

I was wonderfully intrigued by story and the way it was presented. Loved the reader.

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Beautiful story!

This book was beautifully written, beautifully narrated, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. It is a bit slow at certain parts but once you get into the story, you can’t let go. So happy to have found out there is a sequel!

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Excellent

A very entertaining and historically accurate story. I love the mix of medical history and romance. Excellent reading by the narrator.

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wonderful!

It leaves me wanting to know what happened next. especially liked the genuine portrayal of how men treated women then.







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I enjoyed the narration as much as the story. The story about an orphan child due to the cholera epidemic and the surgeon who raised her with the help of the house keeper was both realistic and historical in content.

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Exceptional

Loved it. The coming of age of a young woman in the 18 hundreds.

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The story was uplifting.explores the trials of women to succeed in a man’s world in a realistic way.

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Best book in 5 years!

The story is incredible - great dialogue and details but fast moving and engaging. It's the best book I've read/listened to since Where the Crawdads Sing. Loved each character and it's read aloud so well. I was sad to have it end.

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Love !!!’

This was such a great story , I fell in love with the characters , and the authors grasp of medical knowledge is impressive! A great read !