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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (826 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adrienne McDonnell Narrator: Orlagh Cassid Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A breathtaking novel of romantic obsession, longing, and one woman’s choice between motherhood and her operatic calling

It is 1903. Dr. Ravell is a young Harvard-educated obstetrician with a growing reputation for helping couples conceive. He has treated women from all walks of Boston society, but when Ravell meets Erika—an opera singer whose beauty is surpassed only by her spellbinding voice—he knows their doctor-patient relationship will be like none he has ever had.

After struggling for years to become pregnant, Erika believes there is no hope. Her mind is made up: she will leave her prominent Bostonian husband to pursue her career in Italy, a plan both unconventional and risky. But becoming Ravell’s patient will change her life in ways she never could have imagined.

Lush and stunningly realized, The Doctor and the Diva moves from snowy Boston to the jungles of Trinidad to the gilded balconies of Florence. This magnificent debut is a tale of passionate love affairs, dangerous decisions, and a woman’s irreconcilable desires as she is forced to choose between the child she has always longed for and the opera career she cannot live without. Inspired by the author’s family history, the novel is sensual, sexy, and heart-stopping in its bittersweet beauty.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melissa | 2/20/2014

    " This book is brilliantly written. The prose is fluid; the characters are believable and human. I felt like I traveled all over the world with these characters, and my heart fell up and down as theirs did. I'm sad it's over! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Susan Lane | 2/5/2014

    " Ehhh! Hard to stick with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eden | 2/3/2014

    " I enjoyed the detailed descriptions of the multiple locales featured in the book. The historical representation of early obstetric beliefs and interventions was interesting and the characters were well-developed. At times it felt like the author tried to fit a little too much into a single novel, which is why I didn't give it four stars, but given that this was Adrienne McDonnell's first novel it was an excellent freshman effort. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Marci | 2/3/2014

    " Did not finish. So slow and the storyline was not of my liking. "

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