Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard

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If you love historical fiction, suspense and mystery, and you’re curious about what cosmetic surgery was like in the year 1907 (yes, they were doing it!), then you’re sure to enjoy The Beauty Doctor.  During this limited-time Kindle Countdown Deal, you can buy the eBook for only 99 cents! The Beauty Doctor has been recognized as a Fiction Finalist for the 2018 Eric Hoffer Book Award and 2017 AZ Literary Awards, and it was a Semi-Finalist for the 2019 Screencraft Cinematic Book Contest. It is a Medallion Honoree of the Book Readers Appreciation Group and a 5-star Readers’ Favorite pick. Positively reviewed by the Historical Novel Society, readers give it 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

In the spring of 1907, Abigail Platford finds herself unexpectedly adrift in New York City. Penniless and full of self-doubt, she has abandoned her dream of someday attending medical school and becoming a doctor like her late father. Instead, she takes a minor position in the office of Dr. Franklin Rome, hoping at least to maintain contact with the world of medicine that fascinates her. She soon learns that the handsome and sophisticated Dr. Rome is one of a rare new breed of so-called beauty doctors who chisel noses, pin back ears, trim eyelids and inject wrinkles with paraffin. At first skeptical, she begins to open her mind, and then her heart, to Dr. Rome. But when his business partnership with an eccentric collector of “human oddities” raises troubling questions, Abigail becomes ensnared in a web of treachery that challenges her most cherished beliefs about a doctor’s sacred duty and threatens to destroy all she loves.


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