bev: I’m reading Sawbones next–supposed to be pretty gritty.
Amy: *goes to look up Sawbones*
Jan130: Sawbones, huh? ‘Outlander meets post-Civil War unrest’ claims the blurb. I’m officially intrigued.
Maryse: I didn’t know we planned a BR this weekend? Did we? *gasp*!!
bev: *gasp* Maryse, you forgot our br. And you promised me. Tsk. Tsk.
Maryse: OMG WHAT bev? TELL ME!!!! GAH!!!!!! *thud*
bev: Remember? You wanted to read something outside your norm?
I said, hmm.
You said, but maybe gritty
I nodded my head.
You thought, maybe a western
I said, oh, with a doctor?
Hmm, you said. A lady doctor?
Yes, I said.
What are you thinking, bev?
Sawbones, I answered
That’s it! You were excited.
I pumped my fist.
You and your sister high fived.
I like doctors, Jean said.
She raised the roof.
Tessa stuck out her tongue did devil horns.
Maryse: LOL BEV!!!!!!! I am cracking up so hard. I high-fived over a western? I suggested maybe I wanted a western?? How many martinis did I steal that night? *snort* *sneaks away to look up Sawbones*
bev: I’m enjoying this one. The historical details are interesting, but can be hard to read the historical attitudes towards certain segments of the population. I do think her for shadowing can be too heavy, though in one instance it tipped me off I was still shocked at the magnitude of the incident. I’ll definitely read the next book, well if it keeps up, I’m only 70% in.
About book #1:
Outlander meets post-Civil War unrest in this fast-paced historical debut.
When Dr. Catherine Bennett is wrongfully accused of murder, she knows her fate likely lies with a noose unless she can disappear. Fleeing with a bounty on her head, she escapes with her maid to the uncharted territories of Colorado to build a new life with a new name. Although the story of the murderess in New York is common gossip, Catherine’s false identity serves her well as she fills in as a temporary army doctor. But in a land unknown, so large and yet so small, a female doctor can only hide for so long.