Great Summer Reads Countdown with @lovingthebook
Day 22 – The Gentleman Physician by @SallyBWT
“Sally Britton is sixth generation Texan, received her BA in English from Brigham Young University, and reads voraciously. She started her writing journey at the tender age of fourteen on an electric typewriter, and she’s never looked back.
Sally lives in Arizona with her husband, four children, and their dog. She loves researching, hiking, and eating too much chocolate.”
“I didn’t really understand what love was.
I didn’t know what it meant, that I should’ve fought harder for it.”
Banished from home by her angry father, Julia Devon travels to Bath to fulfill her role as family spinster by assisting her cousin, Lady Macon, in caring for her dying husband.
Nathaniel Hastings’s life runs in a predictable pattern, until a routine visit to one of his ailing patients brings him face to face with Julia, the woman who broke his heart five years before in London.
Julia and Nathaniel find themselves unlikely allies as they work together to tend to the family’s needs, fend off Lady Macon’s scheming brother-in-law, and avoid confronting the pain of their shared past. But could this accidental meeting be their second chance at love?”
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“Father did not approve and never
would have. Nathaniel—Doctor Hastings—had dreams of becoming a physician. I
could not ask him to wait for me, putting an added burden upon him, and I never
could’ve convinced Father.”
“But Julia, if you loved him—”
“I didn’t really understand what love
was,” Julia said hastily. “I didn’t know what it meant, that I should’ve fought
harder for it.”