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From the internationally best-selling author of The Gilded Hour comes Sara Donati's enthralling epic about two trailblazing female doctors in 19th-century New York.

Obstetrician Dr. Sophie Savard returns home to the achingly familiar rhythms of Manhattan in the early spring of 1884 to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. With the help of Dr. Anna Savard, her dearest friend, cousin, and fellow physician she plans to continue her work aiding the disadvantaged women society would rather forget. 

As Sophie sets out to construct a new life for herself, Anna's husband, Detective Sergeant Jack Mezzanotte calls on them both to consult on two new cases: the wife of a prominent banker has disappeared into thin air, and the corpse of a young woman is found with baffling wounds that suggest a killer is on the loose. In New York it seems that the advancement of women has brought out the worst in some men. Unable to ignore the plight of New York's less fortunate, these intrepid cousins draw on all resources to protect their patients. 

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©2019 Sara Donati (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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Inspired

I have never strived nor dreamed of being a writer, but novels such as these inspire so much more than I believe I can deliver. great plot, awesome twist & an even better outcome.

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  • syama2
  • 13-09-2019

Unanswered questions

Over all I'm sorry to say I was disappointed. Like most of you I couldn't wait for this book to get here. I wanted answers to questions like what happened to Tenino, would Anna ever tell Jack she loves him, was Elise & Dr Mcdreamy going to find love, what happened to Dr Booty Call, was something going to happen between Sophie & the new care taker, why was he & his nationality even introduced if their relationship wasn't going to go anywhere, etc etc... The book got wordy with long explanations that didn't need to be so drawn out. There were useless characters introduced or existing characters that weren't developed enough. I feel like Sara had to write this book & just wanted to get it over with. I liked Cassandra Campbell's narration better than Kate Redding. Cassandra's characters voices were more defined, the ascents were better & the women's voices were more feminine & gentle.

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  • Emily Sadler
  • 10-09-2019

Why change narrators?

Obviously just started because it was released today, BUT WHY would you change narrators in the middle of a series? Especially when that narrator hasn't listened to the pronunciation of the names in the previous book? Very annoying. I've gotten to know these characters through Cassandra Campbell's voice, and there's nothing wrong with Kate Reading per se, but it's jarring and I would really have preferred they kept Cassandra Campbell.

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  • Colleen
  • 30-09-2019

Narrator a huge disappointment

Why, why, why do they change narrators? The Gilded Hour was perfection, the story and the narrator. 31 hrs of Cassandra Campbell, who is my favorite narrator. Why would you take the sequel book, and give it a different narrator. I understand that Kate Reading is a popular narrator, but she has done a horrible job with the narration of this sequel. Her voice reflects no distinction between male and female characters, she doe not reflect the Italian accent of the Mezzanote family, the Irish accent of Oscar Maroney, the New Orleans/French accent of Sophie, all which are key in defining the characters. It has made listening to the sequel such a disappointment. I almost wanted to stop listening to the book, and read the hardcopy, so I could hear the voice of Cassandra Campbell in my head. You would never take a blockbuster movie, and replace all of the main characters in a sequel, so, why would you do it in an audiobook? Even though the content of the story was good, the audiobook was a huge disappointment.

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  • Casey
  • 23-09-2019

New performer is awful.

I loved The Gilded Hour but I’m not even though the first chapter of Where the Light Enters and I am so disappointed by the new narrator. When I pre-ordered the book and saw the change, I hoped it would be because this book was more from Sophie’s view than Anna’s or something like that. Where is Sophie’s accent? Where is Rosa’s accent? While the story is off to a good start, just be warned the tone and performance don’t seem to live up to the first audiobook.

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  • sharon
  • 29-09-2019

Change in narrator a disappointment

Like many other reviewers, I was disappointed in the change of narrators from Cassandra Campbell (Book One, The Gilded Hour) to Kate Reading for this book. It's a jolt, and hard to listen to after Campbell's execellent narration of book one. I've listened to and enjoyed other Kate Reading narrations, but in this one she seeems to have only one tone and her emphasis is misplaced and repetitive. It's grating and, in my opinion, detracts from the writing and the story.

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  • CasaDavis
  • 16-08-2020

A great addition to the series...

I throughly enjoyed this second addition to the series. Informative, good story line, and detailed character development. I feel the negative commentary about the narration is unwarranted. This book's focus is Sophie and she deserves her own 'voice'. The change in narrator allows for the expanding of her character and Kate does an excellent job. I eagerly await the next installment.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 31-05-2020

Big Mistake

Really am suffering through the narration. I might buy the hard copy and read it out loud my self. Difficult to follow the story and her narration is downright dismal. You guys should take this back and have Ms. Campbell narrate WTLE — trust me it would be a refreshing and worthwhile effort. Who made the decision to pick a different narrator?????? 🤦🏻‍♀️

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  • Robin Daniels
  • 22-04-2020

Second Book of Series

I listened to the first book of this series, Guilded Hour, and thoroughly enjoyed the story, the characters, history., and the narrator. For this, the second of the series, the narrator was changed. While the narrator was good, the first narrator was so much better for this particular story that I did not enjoy this book, Where the Light Enters, nearly as much. I have no knowledge as to why narrators are changed, but switching narrators in a series has never worked well , in my experience.

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  • slowreader
  • 17-11-2020

amazing storytelling

I happily lost myself in this book from chapter one, until the end. Thrilled to have strong, intelligent female characters.

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  • Love2Read
  • 11-09-2020

I agree with other reviewers.

I was looking forward to this second book in this series. The story was good but why in the world would you change narrators for a series? The characters were established with voice in the first book but now with a different narrator, they are all wrong. I wasn't able to distinguish between Anna and Sophie. By the end I could barely tell the difference between Anna, Sophie and Jack. This narrator might be good for a stand alone book but when you swith in the middle of a series it's just distracting.

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  • Mrs. J. L. Reed
  • 23-04-2020

Brilliant as always

I love this author. The characters in her books are like your friends. You care about them and what happens to them. Can’t wait for the next one in the series. Please can we have The Wilderness series here in the UK on audible.

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