Book Review — “Across a Broken Shore” by Amy Trueblood

“Across a Broken Shore” is historical fiction set in San Francisco in the early 1930’s during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. You will meet Willa, who’s torn between a guilty promise made to her family and her true dreams for a fulfilling life. Willa is set to enter the convent and realize her parents’ dreams, but she longs for a different life. In a chance encounter she meets Dr. Katherine Winston, who opens her eyes and her heart to the possibility of a career in medicine. This book touches on so many topics in such a masterful way — the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge and the men who risked their lives to build it — the prejudices and road blocks females faced in the early 1930’s, especially those wanting to be physicians — family responsibilities and limitations — the Great Depression and “Hoovervilles” where the less fortunate congregated — first love — and friendship. “Across a Broken Shore” is a touching novel filled with great characters and a piece of history that is sometimes overlooked. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Historical Fiction and strong female characters. Disclaimer — I received this book for free from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks Net Galley!! Release date: 11/5/19 #netgalley

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