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Paperback  ✓ Momenti d'amore PDF/EPUB á Una storia ricca di emozioni, una protagonista forte e affascinante, un libro che avvince fino alla fine Nel cuore di Samantha ci sono due grandi passioni la medicina e un uomo che scompare in circostanze drammatiche per dieci anni Lei vuole diventare medico in un epoca in cui a una donna concessa solo la vita di famiglia e vuole realizzare un sogno d a che sembra impossibile Lotter contro tutto e tutti I read this book to death when I was little I loved the portayal of a strong woman, reaching her goals and achieving her dreams Now that I found it again, I will see if I still love it as much I read it in dutch though and the cover was much nicer hahahahttp www.boekbeschrijvingen.nl wood I read this book to death when I was little I loved the portayal of a strong woman, reaching her goals and achieving her dreams Now that I found it again, I will see if I still love it as much I read it in dutch though and the cover was much nicer hahahahttp www.boekbeschrijvingen.nl wood 5 An Indomitable Spirit Stars for the story and 4.5 Stars for the narration Wow, simply wow If you re looking for something that will truly make you appreciate just how far women and medicine have come, then this incredible story of a female doctor surgeon pioneer, set in London New York, and San Francisco and commencing in the late 19th Century, will no doubt touch your heart and humble you A better argument for the existence of the FDA the US Food Drug Administration which regulates fo 5 An Indomitable Spirit Stars for the story and 4.5 Stars for the narration Wow, simply wow If you re looking for something that will truly make you appreciate just how far women and medicine have come, then this incredible story of a female doctor surgeon pioneer, set in London New York, and San Francisco and commencing in the late 19th Century, will no doubt touch your heart and humble you A better argument for the existence of the FDA the US Food Drug Administration which regulates food and drug labels couldn t possibly have ever been penned Moreover, the sheer ignorance and misunderstanding of the human anatomy and how it works, combined with the rigid morals of the day, culminated in the perfect storm where unfortunately many women suffered unnecessarily and even died Though this is a fictional story, there no doubt had to be many women and men like Samantha Hargrave the heroine in Domina , with iron wills and an indomitable spirits, who ultimately paved the way for the muchenlightened, better, and healthier world that we live in today I will keep the background of this story brief as it takes place over decades and expands over 20 hours of audio, so I could never do it justice in just a paragraph or two Suffice it to say, that Samantha Hargrave was born into a highly religious household in the late 19th century She lived in poverty in the London slums and was shunned by her father due to his own antiquated beliefs and she never got to know her mother as she had died in her childbirth As a result, Samantha is forced to venture out of her household for human comfort and she makes a number of friends along the way with people outside of her family who influence and ultimately steer and drive her curiosity for medicine It is this drive, including her need to help and heal others, that she ultimately cultivates and which culminates in her resilience even in the sight of the worst adversities and outright discrimination to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor and a surgeon A dream which ends up taking her from London to New York and then ultimately to San Francisco Adding further talent to this already jam packed novel is the talented narration of Marion Castle Ms Castle delivers consistent voices for the dozens of characters throughout the 20 hours of this book Moreover, Ms Castle produces personality appropriate voices that personify each character s main personality traits I also enjoyed Ms Castle s timing and delivery which maximized the impact of this dramatic story.Every once in a while I like to read or listen to something completely different A story that will expand my wings and broaden my understanding of the world or something that I have yet to experience Domina did that and so muchFor those of you who are familiar with my reviews, you know that I primarily review romances Well I went into this story knowing that it was historical fiction not romance but I was further gratified to find that in the end this story also contains a blush of romance For the romance enthusiasts, be patient and enjoy the historical aspects of this epic tale I do caution you that you will also have to wade through, as is sometimes the case even with pure romances, much heartbreak and sadness before you finally find the romance, but be patient and sit back and enjoy this inspirational tale and in the end you will also be gratified by a touching romance.Source Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review A fascinating read I learned of the frustrating dilemma society had in the 1800s It was considered immoral for a women to learn about human s bodies thus female doctors were shunned and discouraged , yet modesty kept many women from seeking proper medical help as they would not allow a male doctor to see their bodies I did find Dr Hargrave s gain in status going from having to trick her way into medical school to owning a prosperous, forward thinking hospital in less than a lifetime a bit A fascinating read I learned of the frustrating dilemma society had in the 1800s It was considered immoral for a women to learn about human s bodies thus female doctors were shunned and discouraged , yet modesty kept many women from seeking proper medical help as they would not allow a male doctor to see their bodies I did find Dr Hargrave s gain in status going from having to trick her way into medical school to owning a prosperous, forward thinking hospital in less than a lifetime a bit of a stretch And, I thought her romance took away from the story not that she had a romance but its intensity was a bit over the top Overall, though, the book made me think of the hurdles women have had to overcome to make it possible for women now to enter whichever field of work she wants to I really enjoyed this historical move fictionalizing what it would have been like to be a female doctor in the late 1800s A bit of a soap opera, but super entertaining. As most books lately it took me forever, but it was worth it I really enjoyed this story how it told Samantha s odd but incredible story that it must be based in truth I love historical fiction, and this one did not disappoint.And Mark was just so fine I should useformal language to describe his character, but he was just so fine Realistic, yet interesting enough that I just wanted to seeof him from the beginning.Also, I have no knowledge in subjects as biology or medicine, so As most books lately it took me forever, but it was worth it I really enjoyed this story how it told Samantha s odd but incredible story that it must be based in truth I love historical fiction, and this one did not disappoint.And Mark was just so fine I should useformal language to describe his character, but he was just so fine Realistic, yet interesting enough that I just wanted to seeof him from the beginning.Also, I have no knowledge in subjects as biology or medicine, so I was so shocked of all the things this book discussed Like, they actually thought women had a period because of some illness This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The first time I read this book, which was countless years ago, I absolutely loved it and put it on my Best of all time list Make no mistake this is a very good and engrossing book and Barbara Wood is an amazing writer However, after hundreds of books read, I am muchcynical these days, and consequently, I found a few things this go around that were a bit disappointing I found that I never really got to know the heroine Samantha although the entire book is about her She seemed just The first time I read this book, which was countless years ago, I absolutely loved it and put it on my Best of all time list Make no mistake this is a very good and engrossing book and Barbara Wood is an amazing writer However, after hundreds of books read, I am muchcynical these days, and consequently, I found a few things this go around that were a bit disappointing I found that I never really got to know the heroine Samantha although the entire book is about her She seemed just a bit unrealistic to me Maybe just a little too perfect I think since the book focuses on her, that her personality should have been a bitdefined And her relationship with Mark Rawlins supposedly the love of her life was a bit superficial to me There was just so much you are supposed to assume You really can t follow along in their romance At least not smoothly You have to sort of make jumps and leaps I got the impression that romance is not Ms Wood s best suit But since the book is about so muchand most of the storyline surrounding the romance is still very interesting, you don t really mind the lack of attention to the details regarding the romance The thing that really bothered me was the three year jump ahead from New York to San Francisco She leaves NY pregnant on one page and then the next she is putting flowers on the grave of her one year old daughter who died from some disease You never get to know the baby so therefore really can t feel the pain that seems superficially portrayed It makes you wonder why her pregnancy and child s death was even a part of the story It seems to me that making Jenny her natural daughter would have madesense And then there was her reunion with Mark I mean what a letdown I just think that could have been done so much better And Mark s wife was just beyond unrealistic especially in her acceptance of the situation And I thought the courtroom drama, which to me was actually the best part of the book, should have beenin depth However, these are the minor complaints that I really didn t notice on my first read But this book is still an excellent read I truly enjoyed it and consider it a real keeper and one I will definitely read again The topic of this novel fascinated me It is about a woman determined to become a doctor during the last half of the 1800s It was incredible the barriers she had to break through and the prejudice she had to face to reach for her goal It really made me appreciate the freedom I have as a woman today I didn t have any idea how ignorant people used to be about the workings of the human body, particularly the female body, and the weird things they used to do and think to cure ailments, etc There The topic of this novel fascinated me It is about a woman determined to become a doctor during the last half of the 1800s It was incredible the barriers she had to break through and the prejudice she had to face to reach for her goal It really made me appreciate the freedom I have as a woman today I didn t have any idea how ignorant people used to be about the workings of the human body, particularly the female body, and the weird things they used to do and think to cure ailments, etc There are a couple of scenes in this book that would be better left out, but the rest of it including the subject matter and character development I enjoyed very, very much Born in London s slums, Samantha Hargrave is determined to become a physician What stands in her way The entire medical establishment Samantha lives in Victorian London, and women are not permitted to enter medical schools.First apprenticing herself to a pharmacist and then to two different physicians, Samantha eventually finds her way into a medical school and receives her certification She moves from London to New York, and from there to San Francisco where she establishes a hospital fo Born in London s slums, Samantha Hargrave is determined to become a physician What stands in her way The entire medical establishment Samantha lives in Victorian London, and women are not permitted to enter medical schools.First apprenticing herself to a pharmacist and then to two different physicians, Samantha eventually finds her way into a medical school and receives her certification She moves from London to New York, and from there to San Francisco where she establishes a hospital for women, and takes on the patent medicine industry as the quack treatments kill so many of her patients.Barbara Wood has clearly done a great deal of research into the period, and woven her facts into a fascinating novel I cannot recommend this book highly enough Ok, two things I started reading this book wanting to like it but assuming I wouldn t Maybe I m just an immature American man, but it was too slow and boring for me Second,I need to be fair and say I only read the prologue, which usually isn t very fair But the thing is, having already read the summary blurbs and a few of the most positive reviews on Goodreads, I realized that the prologue told the entire story in microcosm With a few additional sentences to properly introduce and conclude Ok, two things I started reading this book wanting to like it but assuming I wouldn t Maybe I m just an immature American man, but it was too slow and boring for me Second,I need to be fair and say I only read the prologue, which usually isn t very fair But the thing is, having already read the summary blurbs and a few of the most positive reviews on Goodreads, I realized that the prologue told the entire story in microcosm With a few additional sentences to properly introduce and conclude out, it could have been a passable, if uninspired, short story So why spend hours reading an additional 400 pages just to arrive at the same conclusion

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