I was given this book by the Author & UnderratedReads for a review.

This book revolves around the time where a woman was not welcome to have a profession other than being a housemaid. Men were dominating and made decisions for them, and if one decided to beat the social norm, such as Pearl, they choose to make her life unbearable, in hopes to push her into just giving up. Even women were jealous of Pearl’s success for doing something different.

Pearl is a physician in the nineteenth-century society. It is at the time and age where women doctors are not taken seriously, and African Americans are not treated with the same right as others. Treating them as a patient is unacceptable and hiring them as an assistant is profound upon and bad for business. Continue Reading…