Big Library Read: The Girl in His Shadow

Big Library Read: The Girl in His Shadow

Read The Girl in His Shadow by Audrey Blake for the Big Library Read via Libby with no holds or waitlists during July 13-27, 2022.

What’s the Big Library Read?

Big Library Read (BLR), facilitated by OverDrive, is a reading program that connects readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time without any waitlists or holds.

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About The Girl in His Shadow

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 ingenious 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.

About the author, Ashley Blake

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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