Review Category: The Surgeon's Wife


Gee-Ruth

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Personally, this book has taught me that nothing is ever what it seems and that there is more to life than a successful career and loads of money. The characters in the book are well defined and each and everyone plays a major role in developing this story. A Surgeon’s wife is one of the most tragic stories I have ever read. In the beginning of the story, there was a lot of medical jargon and
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Brypitre

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org “The Surgeon’s Wife” by William H. Coles is a literacy drama with romance and medical elements that create originality and keeps the story addicting to read. It is a story most people can relate to. Not wanting to put the book down, since it is so interesting, and wants the reader to continue flipping the pages. The author Coles did an awesome job telling this tale as if it this really happened in the real world.
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Nerea

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org There were some beautiful lessons featured in the story. Such as, multiple surgeries can have adverse effects to the patient that could lead to death. Don’t trust people who say they’d never do a particular errand or task, because people change as time changes. I also learned that some people live in an unhappy marriage life, they feel neglected and ignored by their mates and they wonder whether there is TRUE love. Honesty and freeness of
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Hasnaa111

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Bored with the romance novel clichés and searching for something new then you are on the right place. The Surgeon’s wife, a romance novel written by William H. Coles, will bring you a whole new world, a world that you will never want to leave. To be honest, once I read Coles name on a novel, I read it immediately. He is a talented creative writer. His novels are always with universal messages, for they usually
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fernsmom

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I’m not going to give away the ending as there were twists and surprises, but just know that it was not at all that I would have expected. The author brought the characters to life from page 1 and to me no matter if it may not be as happy of a book in places as I would like I am not going to give it anything less than a 4 out of 4 stars. The
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asere_maryanne

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org One great aspect of this book is that it manages to keep the reader in suspense, I read on expecting some things to happen but I was shocked when things turned out differently from what I expected. The story has a blend of different and interesting characters, some who are quite relatable. The conversations also helped in the character development. I loved the two teen characters (Helen and Mellissa) in their carefree spirits; I could never
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Jennifer Kloss

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org The story revolves around Mike, Clayton and Catherine. The novel has many other important characters. Unique characters is one of the best thing in this book. It invoke many strong feelings and emotions in the reader. My favourite character in the book is Catherine. The way she feels about love is so mesmerizing and amazing. My favourite part of this book is where Catherine and Rosie talks about their love life. The way the author writes
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oge123

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Coles showed a mastery in his writing. The way he presented the twisted mind of Clayton, made me laugh. Many great themes were put forward in the story. Family wealth played a role in shaping the characters in the story. Clayton came from a family of affluence. His arrogance came partly from knowing he was the son of somebody and his experience in surgery. His wealth also spoke for him even when he was not there.
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Manaka

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org What I liked about the book is how the author brought out the story of love, marriage and materialism. Many people choose spouses for their children, sometimes the only factor they consider is their own material gain. Gabe, Catherine’ s father did his best to ensure that Catherine got married to Clayton, all he wanted was to improve his economic status at the expense of her daughter’s happiness. I would rate the book 4 out of
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StelKel1592

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org The medical intrigue is especially deftly handled. Coles has an excellent touch for giving us an insider’s view of hospital politics and of the controversies around surgical procedures for obese patients, without bogging us down in details that would be difficult for non-specialists to follow. The portrait of a world where surgeons’ egos, hospital finances, and the well-being and safety of patients jostle for primacy is well-crafted indeed, creating a gripping backdrop for the personal dramas.
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Mee_maw

The Surgeon's Wife Review from OnlineBookClub.org It is an exhilarating medical drama with all the earmarks of a true story even though the author makes no such claims. What at first appears to be an ordinary love story will inspire introspection into your own love life. Without being too obvious the author emphasizes the urgency of finding true love and keeping it. Mike and Catherine suffer many tragedies together but we can all agree that never finding each other would have been the
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be45ne

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Narrated in three parts, the surgeon’s wife by William H Coles is a thirty-seven chapter fictional novel which portrays a bittersweet relationship between two surgeons Mike Boudreaux and Clayton Otherson. I gladly rate the book 4 out of 4 stars and commend the writer for an excellent piece written. I recommend this amazing book to readers who have an interest in medical stories, pure romance and to all readers who like exploring the various genres of
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ultraboss

The Surgeon's Wife Review from OnlineBookClub.org Reading the blurb and seeing that the book was written by a former doctor made me think the book was mainly about doctoring and made me expect nothing more than descriptions of the occurrences inside the hospital, mainly the theater where the operations were carried out but in the book we were treated with chapters of big decision makings, a little bit of action and romance which reminded me of the saying; Never judge a book by
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Ijeoma Kikelomo

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I was especially impressed by the amount of research that has obviously gone into writing this book. The wealth of knowledge and really technical information on the gastric bypass and the administrative organization of hospitals. I found it quite informative to know of various committees and the check and balance strategies set up to closely monitor surgeons for any excesses. I actually realised the many more things that take place in hospitals, other than the care
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iphee

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I am glad I chose this piece as my first read in the Online Book Club. I really enjoyed the book. It had the mixture of everything I look forward to in a book. There was humor, suspense, excitement, not too intense, romance, the low points and high points. I initially thought the book was slow paced, however, I discovered that the pace was just right for the storyline. I must commend the author for his
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Mumanyi

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I liked the buildup of the storyline, the more I read it the more I was attracted and entertained by the novel, this made it easier to concentrate and enjoy the novel. The characters are well developed all-round, especially the main characters, he (the author) breathed life into the characters making them seem real and alive, this strengthened the relationship between the story and me. The plot is well choreographed to accommodate a lot of issues
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Mr Adonis

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Though this book is not all action, it does show violence and upheaval. The ideas are dark and confusing as is much of humanity. However, the author had a way of treating this darkness in such a way that it did not leave anybody feeling depressed. I like this book because its plot is deep with developed characters. I also love how medicine was entwined with the rest of the story. The fact that the author
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ShailaSheshadri

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I like William Cole’s books. He is a great award-winning author who writes realistically. He has a flair for word flow. He chooses apt words, sentences, and conversations for his story. He has a unique and appealing character development style. His way of describing the ambiance is fantastic. The Surgeon’s Wife is loaded with suitable emotions, reactions, and consequences. It has an in-depth plot and many fascinating scenes. I believe this book is surely a treat
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tendwa

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org This book has a good flow; the story moves from one event to the next in an organized manner. Characters are well formed; when you look at any of the main characters – Mike, Clayton and Catherine – there is consistency in their behaviour. If you look at someone like Mike, he was depicted as a reasonable person; he remained reasonable thought this book. Clayton was portrayed as a stubborn individual; he remained stubborn in the
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sandra113

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I genuinely enjoyed reading this book, right from the beginning to the end. William’s writing was very clear and simple which amazed me. The story was not only emotional but also catchy. I could not afford to take a break for any reason, not even sipping water. The urge to know what happened next consumed me continually as I carefully navigated through the book. The ending was never predictable. This was the most impressive thing about
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Clarion Review by Delia Stanley

The Surgeon's Wife This dramatic New Orleans story plays on themes of loss and love. William H. Coles’s unpredictable novel The Surgeon’s Wife focuses on the romantic relationships and family dynamics of two surgeons. Mike Boudreaux is a surgeon living in New Orleans. His medical mentor, Clayton, is delving into the world of weight loss surgery. With its loose guidelines and unpredictable surgical outcomes, Clayton’s practice becomes a point of contention for Mike, who, as head of the Operating Room Committee, is forced
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adventurouspotato

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Reading the synopsis of the novel makes it seem as if the plot is completely predictable. This is certainly not the case. Although I could pick up a couple of common tropes and clichés while reading, the way that Coles went about them was in unexpected and mysterious ways. The funeral scene in particular was the most unexpected for me, and I was truly shocked to see how it played out. Coles’ matter-of-fact writing style paired
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Gylian

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org The characters in the book have different behaviors which make the book more interesting to read, from one character’s story to the other. The characters like Michael and Catherine demonstrate how far true love can reach and it can still exist despite the obstacles it faces. Michael is a compassionate character who knows how to treat a woman. The character of Melissa who is as stubborn as a mule describes a girl trying to fight and
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mz_ejay

The Surgeon's Wife Review from OnlineBookClub.org William Coles crafts an authentic, engrossing novel that was such an interesting blend of almost everything, from romance to danger to suspense, to complex medical happenings… it is really hard to just sum up or categorize it easily not just a romance or a medical drama, this book has its dark and disturbing moments, but also its wonderful and that is what made it so good. I hate books that are super predictable, and this one isn’t
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LMeads

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I liked that the book highlights and illustrates the egos of doctors as well as their professionalism. The author shows all of the tensions of a hospital that needs to make money and at the same time monitor their physicians and staff. In this story, mistakes are tolerated by colleagues and excuses are made. Dr. Mike Bordreaux is a part of this system and his loyalty to his mentor is very strong. How he works this
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SMwathi

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Characters are well developed and the reader will be attached to them from beginning to the end of the novel .Questions about choices made by characters will keep the reader engaged to the end. For instance, when Mike falls in love with Layton’s wife, who is his best friend, a mentor and his teacher, the reader starts to question his action and why the author brought him as immoral despite having positive qualities at the beginning.
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Booklorer

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org To conclude, let me stress the very title of the book and reformulate the sentence from the beginning: this book is not only about a complicated relationship between two distinguished doctors whose lives are tightly interwoven but also about the dreams, feelings and actions with far-reaching consequences of the surgeon’s wife. I believe that many readers who prefer dramatic plots would enjoy this book`s striking characters and the forward momentum of the story. The book pushes
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bboy p

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org This book has a captivating storyline, I really enjoyed this book and recommend it for a mature reader looking for a realistic medical related novel. This book gave me no room for boredom, it has 182 pages with every chapter going straight to the point therefore making the book easily understandable. The description of situations in this book is another excellent feature. The author included the characters’ thought on certain aspects in the book. This will
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Anarchel

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I rate this novel 4 out of 4. This novel is one of the best I have read in a long time, although it is not without flaws. What I enjoyed the most while reading The Surgeon’s Wife was Coles’ style of writing. The author was not very wordy and was able to describe scenes effectively without saying too much. I enjoyed this because it allowed my imagination to fill in details and make informed guesses
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tanyas33

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Something that I additionally loved about this book was the beautiful imagery found throughout it. The author’s descriptions of life, very real world problems, as well as descriptions of the scenery of New Orleans and the emotions and feelings of the characters, was absolutely wonderful to read about, and the author painted a beautiful picture in my head as I was reading this book, which made me love it even more. To me, a book is
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Zaza Zu

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org The theme of the book, which has already been told so many times, would be one of many if there aren’t so many layers with the very serious topics that distinguish this story from the others. One of these topics which frequently appear in the book, and again in several variants and with different effects, is the lack of parental understanding and support. On the other hand, we have a moral dilemma whether to stand aside
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Sibhone1

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org enjoyed how the author’s story relates very much to reality making it relatable. I liked how every characters life is expounded on without straying from the main subject. This allows me as a reader to know each character in depth and also follow up on the reasons for their actions. There was also the element of surprise in the story making it more captivating. I found the ending tantalizing and loved how this story was brought
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iphee

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I am glad I chose this piece as my first read in the Online Book Club. I really enjoyed the book. It had the mixture of everything I look forward to in a book. There was humor, suspense, excitement, not too intense, romance, the low points and high points. I initially thought the book was slow paced, however, I discovered that the pace was just right for the storyline. I must commend the author for his
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aolusegun20

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org One thing or the other makes people behave or do things the way they do. They are not to be blamed because, that’s how our nature is fashioned. All humans have the free will to choose the manner and ways he or she wishes to behave. William H. Coles carefully explains all these issues in his book The Surgeon’s Wife. I really like how Mr. Coles carefully manages to fully elaborate the story as well as
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Monday Michael

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org In this book, William H. Coles was sensitive to keep the suspense going. He never loosed touch of the essence of the stories. He added little humour to the story, but still in a more mature way. He was very descriptive with the scenes and plots to the extent that the reader feels involved in the action. All the characters added up so well that even to the last page, you still remember every character .
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Iviss

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org What I liked most about the book is that all the characters are so profound and they reflect human nature.This is definitely not a simple book, even though you can read it in one sitting. It was so exciting to me to read about the development of these characters and the changes they experience. Some of them managed to get back on the track, like Catherine’s daughter, Melissa, while some of them failed to do so,
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oziboagu1

The Surgeon's Wife Review from OnlineBookClub.org The Surgeon’s Wife has many attractions to commend it. First is its entertainment value. Even though it is not a thriller, the book is very interesting. Once you start reading it, you will hardly want to put it down. It has a great plot and flowing narrative which truly justifys the author’s selection as a Shortlist Finalist in the William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. Secondly, the book is very educative. Displaying a thorough knowledge
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TheTrueNyree

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org I loved the entire book, it had action, and romance. Just when the reader thinks they may know the personality of a character, the book will show another side of them, having the reader reevaluating previous conceptions made based on some of the unexpected decisions the characters will make. Some scenes came out of nowhere when introducing new characters, so the reader will think at first, and then the author nicely ties it all into the
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danopsy

The Surgeon's Wife Review from OnlineBookClub.org Reading this book will treat the unanswered questions. Will Mike deviate from his ethics to save his mentor and friend? Will Clayton lose his license? Can Mike find true love? Are surgeons capable of love? Will Clayton have a chance at redemption? Will Clayton’s family survive the storm? The Surgeon’s Wife is a book with a good story line and detailed characters. Even though the book is only 182 pages it never lacked any details. The book
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centfie

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org The Surgeon’s Wife is one of those gripping tales that are hard to put down. I think many readers will be compelled to read it from the beginning to the end. The story is moving and entertaining. The author explores themes of tragedy, dilemma, broken families, work, social class, gender, suicide, ethical issues in medical practice, and love among others. I was remarkably moved by the shattered lives of the characters and the way some managed
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Storm+

The Surgeon's Wife Review from OnlineBookClub.org There were a lot of things that I really liked about Coles’ writing style. Although this novel was a lot shorter than one might have expected, its language was succinct instead of entirely lacking. The author provides the reader with the details needed to further the plot and no more, ensuring that the novel has little to no unnecessary scenes. Also, the characters were excellently written. Even minor characters were interesting and detailed, providing really engaging and
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anwidmer

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org This story was surprisingly not at all what I thought it would be. I expected a thin plot with a racy affair and a predictable antagonist. This was not at all the case. The plot was deep and the characters well-developed. There are many characters in this book, all with their own stories being told simultaneously. While one would think that sounds confusing, this author expertly weaves the characters stories together leaving no rock unturned. I
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Bukari

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Mike Boudreaux is a respected New Orleans surgeon and is also the chief of surgery. Clayton Otherson is his friend and mentor. Clayton Otherson is one of the surgeons who help in the delivery of quality healthcare to his clients. Otherson performs life-threating operations on obese patients. He is the kind of surgeon who does not accept criticisms from his colleague surgeons. Therefore the chief of surgery together with the other members called Otherson to advise
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kislany

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org The Surgeon’s Wife by William H. Coles is a dramatic tale of two surgeons caught up in a maelstrom of friendship, deceit and grave mistakes. I picked up this book because I love medical mysteries and thrillers. For a while, I even had flashbacks of reading one of Robin Cook’s older books involving malpractice, the death of patients, and a deadly mystery surrounding the hospital. Yet, The Surgeon’s Wife is more a dark drama involving a
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kandscreeley

The Surgeon's Wife 4/4 Review from OnlineBookClub.org Human nature has always been fascinating to me. What makes people do the things that they do? This is the type of issue that William H. Coles explores in his book The Surgeon’s Wife. Though this book is not full of action, it does have violence and turmoil. The themes are dark and confusing as is much of humanity. Yet, the author treats this darkness in a way that doesn’t have you walking away depressed. (I
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Read 40 reviews of The Surgeon’s Wife

The Surgeon's Wife read 40 reviews from Indie Book Reviews – “The Surgeon’s Wife” by William H. Coles a literary drama with romantic and medical elements and one of the most original and most addicting novels (novellas) I’ve read in a long time! I was completely interested from the very beginning pages where Coles wastes no time thrusting us into the world of high-stakes world of surgery and introducing us to the main characters including Mike and Clayton whose tumultuous relationship will shape
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D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

The Surgeon's Wife Set against the backdrop of New Orleans society and its medical community, The Surgeon’s Wife is the story of two physicians: one an aging aristocrat and surgeon, Clayton Otherson, who begins to injure patients as his skills and mental abilities decline; the other younger partner Mike Boudreaux, who is placed in the bad position of having to point out these errors and discipline his own mentor. One doesn’t expect romance to further complicate a professional relationship already standing on shaky
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Ann Neville

The Surgeon's Wife The book follows Clayton Otherson, a senior surgeon, as he makes life-threatening mistakes during Bariatric surgery in a New Orleans’ hospital. Mike Boudreaux, the chief of surgery, must discipline Otherson, his partner, colleague, mentor and friend. Even though Mike knows he must take action, he feels conflicted because he owes his education and his career success to Otherson. But when a patient dies from post-operative complications, there is no option but suspension. Otherson turns angry and vindictive, especially when his
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Viga Boland

The Surgeon's Wife 5/5 In William H. Coles’ novel, The Surgeon’s Wife, Catherine is the lovely but neglected and unappreciated wife of the lauded Dr. Otherson. When Dr. Otherson, a specialist in bariatric surgery, comes under fire for both his procedural competence, and his true motivation for performing surgery on patients only mildly obese, his world and his marriage to Catherine start to fall apart. Unfortunately for her, she finds solace and love in the arms of Michael, once Otherson’s student, but now
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Janelle Alex, Ph.D.

The Surgeon's Wife 5/5 A refreshing read, The Surgeon’s Wife takes readers on a fictional journey that will keep them intrigued from the beginning. William H. Coles’ dramatic tale is based around the lives of two prominent surgeons and one woman. The issues that arise in The Surgeon’s Wife start off with one of the main characters, Clayton Otherson, making a major mistake during surgery. His former student and the current chair of the OR committee, Mike Boudreaux, tries to protect his mentor,
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Deborah Lloyd

The Surgeon's Wife The charming city of New Orleans as well as a varied cast of interesting characters are the main components of this intriguing novel. Mike Boudreaux has been the Chief of Surgery for four years, and he is faced with the challenging task of dealing with his favored professor and mentor, Clayton Otherson. Dr. Otherson is performing many unnecessary and dangerous surgeries for obese people, and his declining abilities have resulted in physical damage in several cases. How the hospital staff
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Jane Finch for Readers’ Favorite

The Surgeon's Wife by William H Coles delves into the life of elite and respected surgeons at a well-respected hospital in New Orleans. Mike Boudreaux is the chief of surgery and dedicated to his work, often to the detriment of his social life. Mike is put in a difficult position when another prominent surgeon, Clayton Otherson, comes under scrutiny for mistakes during surgery. Mike is conflicted by loyalty to Clayton and his desire to do what is right. He also harbours concerns about
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Diane Woodman

The Surgeon's Wife The Surgeon’s Wife is split into three parts. Vivid illustrations on the book cover and also preceding the text for each part perfectly complement this engaging story. The book is told from multiple viewpoints which provides valuable insight into the feelings, perceptions, and motives of each of the pertinent characters in the story, and how they are affected by the circumstances in which they find themselves. Mike Boudreaux is the chief of surgery at a prominent hospital in New Orleans,
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