The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

The Queen of Hearts

A debut novel that pulses with humor and empathy and explores the heart's capacity for forgiveness...Zadie Anson and Emma Colley have been best friends since their early twenties, when they first began navigating serious romantic relationships amid the intensity of medical school. Now they're happily married wives and mothers with successful careers--Zadie as a pediatric cardiologist and Emma as a trauma surgeon. Their lives in Charlotte, North C...

Details The Queen of Hearts

TitleThe Queen of Hearts
Release DateFeb 13th, 2018
GenreFiction, Adult, Adult Fiction

Reviews The Queen of Hearts

  • Melissa
    Let my curious blues land on a cover as gorgeous as this beauty queen and I’m instantly charmed. I know, sounds silly and superficial, right? They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but what do they know anyway? It just so happens, things worked in my favor this time—The Queen of Hearts is more than just a pretty face—the storyline itself is actually quite lovely, despite the twisted lies and jealousy at the heart of it all.Som...
  • Lane
    I am perpetually in awe of people who can write. In this book Dr. Martin shows us the crazy world of medical training, weaving medicine, motherhood, and friendship through these beautifully written pages. I did not want to put this book down and was literally sad when it ended. I cannot wait to see what comes next from this unbelievably talented author!
  • Esil
    How could I resist a book with such a gorgeous cover? Unfortunately, for me the cover probably ended up being my favourite part of The Queen of Hearts.I used to be drawn to medical dramas. In high school, I watched my fair share of episodes of General Hospital. In later years, I was an avid watcher of ER and more recently I binge watched of few seasons of Greys Anatomy. And these melodramatic hospital based shows are what I was reminded of as I r...
  • Lara Lillibridge
    I absolutely loved Kimmery Martin's tone of voice. I was sucked in right from the beginning by her unexpected and endearing prose. "Meanwhile, as a toddler, I’d aspired to be bulldozer, a career plan that received the enthusiastic support of my older brother…Unfortunately, it soon became evident I did not have what it took to be an actual bulldozer, what with being human and all.""…I have to be poured out of bed each morning like human syru...
  • *The Angry Reader*
    ***ARC received for an honest review***I took a gamble, and it paid off. This is a debut novel so when I agreed to read the ARC I had no idea what lay ahead. But I read the blurb four times and stared at that gorgeous cover while my internal debate raged. And finally I thought "what the heck. If I hate it it'll be just another in my slew of hateful reviews." It turns out I needn't have worried. First things first - Kimmery Martin is brilliant. Tr...
  • Abby
    This book has the medical drama, excitement, and steamy work romance of Gray’s Anatomy, and the female bonds, motherhood struggles, secrets, heartbreak, and wit of Big Little Lies tied up in one delectable package. I LOVED it, and I couldn’t get enough of it.I think that this book is BETTER than Gray’s Anatomy. I could practically hear the EKG monitors beeping in the background as I read the hospital scenes. Dr. X reminds me of Gray’s Ana...
  • Elizabeth
    This book is a beautifully written, compelling read that is full of delicious treats: laugh-out-loud humor; an equally riveting view of the home front as from the hospital; and an unflinching yet tender acknowledgment of doctors as flawed human beings who struggle to reconcile their biggest mistakes and regrets with a professional pedestal that demands perfection. Undoubtably, Martin's insider perspective of the medical profession is one of the c...
  • Kim
    This was a wonderful book about the power and strength of friendship. Zadie and Emma meet in medical school, and through the years their friendship grows. Secrecy and self-doubt are wound throughout the timeline, and in the end, will their long, tangled rich friendship be enough to overcome the terrible truth of past events? I love the style of the story as it unfolds; present day and past are a fabulous way to tell this story. Emma's cool calm i...
  • Linda
    Release date: February 13, 20184.5 stars!I LOVED this book!The Queen of Hearts is a book about doctors, written by a doctor. It was so good! The two main characters, Emma and Zadie, have been best friends since medical school. But something happens in their third year of school that gets buried and then resurfaces years later when one of the doctors they trained with all those years ago joins the medical staff at the hospital they both work at no...
  • Kristi Elizabeth
    Read all my reviews at: https://brainfartsandbooks.wordpress.comAnyone else out there who is a total medical junkie? I mean the kind where you geek out when someone says myocardial infarction and you tell them you know exactly what that is (okay, so it’s medical talk for a heart attack. I’m sure you knew that though). But seriously, give me two of my favorite things-biology and fiction-and I’m a happy girl. So this story…yes, it’s a lov...