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As part of a virtual blog tour, Lily's Reviews is hosting a giveaway of an electronic version of Martha H. Fitzgerald's A Courtship of Two Doctors.

The Courtship of Two Doctors: A 1930s Love Story of Letters, Hope & Healing
Edited by Martha Holoubek Fitzgerald

Adapted from The Holoubek-Baker Letters, 1937-1939: An Annotated Collection


From a private collection of nearly 800 courtship letters, the daughter of two remarkable physicians has crafted a timeless valentine to long-lasting love and the healing profession.

Senior medical students from New Orleans and Omaha meet in 1937 and begin a two-year correspondence across 1,100 miles. They set their sights on a return to Mayo Clinic, the medical mecca where they found each other and danced to the haunting “Harbor Lights.” Grave illness and career setbacks shake their confidence, but the two decide to face an uncertain future together, trusting in each other and the relationship they built letter by letter.

The Courtship of Two Doctors recreates the medical era before antibiotics, when health workers were at risk of serious infection, and vividly illustrates the 1930s social barriers challenging two-career marriages.

CONTEST INFORMATION:

This contest will run through Monday, August 27.

The winner will be picked at random from posted comments and will be contacted shortly thereafter about receipt of an eBook.

Please provide your first name and initial of last name along with an e-mail address at which you can be contacted at.

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Over the six months since Joe, Matt's longtime lover, had left Matt and started seeing Marnie, Matt has missed more than a few shifts at the hospital, has drunk too much, and has gone through too many men. Matt also does not much care that he is on the razor thin edge of losing everything.

Things change, however, the night Matt meets Aaron. Aaron possesses good looks and has more than the average share of intelligence. While Aaron does not seem interested in being picked up, he doesn't turn away either - even when he sees Matt at his worst.

The more time Matt spends with Aaron, the more he comes out of his slump and starts looking beyond what he had with Joe. Due to a slip, however, Matt starts being suspicious of what he has with Aaron. Will the happiness stay or will they break apart?

For me, the story can - in part - be summarized by an observation Matt has early on in the story: "It's not the breaking up that kills you, it's the aftermath." For him, that most certainly is true. Having said that, Life After Joe is also a story about finding a way out of the aftermath and slowly finding a path away from it. This holds true for both Matt and Aaron.

What I also liked about the story is that it's not presented as all hearts and flowers and that the characters work at it. The work is through pitfalls, misunderstandings, miscommunication and "dealing with" things - both together and apart.

To learn more about the author, please visit her website.

Life After Joe can be purchased at the following places:
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Barnes and Noble
Carina Press
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