A Lady In Attendance written by Rachel Fordham is one of those books you will want to add to the top of your “to be read” list! First of all, let’s talk how I have never read a book about a dentist and a helper. Not something you hear about in history. But this book made me want to learn more.
Hazel is fresh out of reformatory, searching for a job. She finds one as a lady in attendance assisting a dentist. The way Rachel writes about the clients made me chuckle. And I loved the way she wrote Gilbert. The strong quiet type. You really see the characters develop in this story and it draws the reader in even more.
And what good book would not be complete without a little mystery. I can’t say more on that for I don’t want to spoil the book. This one kept throwing surprises at and I loved it. You got to love a good book you can’t figure out.
One of the themes of the story was forgiveness. I love how Rachel portrayed some of the characters who struggled with this. I may have shed a tear or two as well. What a powerful lesson in this book and written in such a beautiful way. I wish I could go more in depth about it but I can’t give away spoilers so you will just have to read for yourself.
This book made me laugh, cry, and sigh. I was so sad to have it end but happy to have read it. I love everything Rachel has written so far and look forward to reading more of her books!
*I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. All reviews are my own.*