I liked this book, but I really wanted to love it. It’s about a girl who follows her dreams and moves to New York to become a physician (sound familiar?). The book has a little of everything - romance, scandal, medicine, New York, feminism, and family.
Parts of the book really are great and inspiring, and I do think it's worth the read (or listen - I use audible to pass the time on drives to Atlanta)
All in all, I would recommend it as a light summer read – especially if you are going into ob/gyn!
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Come back to this page and let me know what you think of A Kiss From Fitzgerald when you finish!
It's 1922 in the Manhattan of gin, jazz and prosperity. Women wear makeup and hitched hemlines - and enjoy a new freedom to vote and work. Not so for Evelyn Lockhart, who is forbidden from pursuing her passion to become one of the first female doctors. Chasing her dream will mean turning her back on her family: her competitive sister, Viola; her conservative parents; and the childhood best friend she is expected to marry, Charlie.
In a desperate attempt to support herself through Columbia University's medical school, Evie auditions for the infamous late-night Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway. But if she gets the part, what will it mean for her fledgling relationship with Upper East Side banker Thomas Whitman - a man Evie thinks she could fall in love with, if only she lived a life less scandalous?