The Doctor's Wife

The Doctor s Wife Young teacher Amelia Anton leaves Germany in on an immigrant ship bound for Texas After the death at sea of the child she is hired to tutor her employer abandons her Amelia quickly accepts the m

  • Title: The Doctor's Wife
  • Author: Myra Hargrave McIlvain
  • ISBN: 9781633631694
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback
  • Young teacher Amelia Anton leaves Germany in 1845 on an immigrant ship bound for Texas After the death at sea of the child she is hired to tutor, her employer abandons her Amelia quickly accepts the marriage proposal of the much respected physician, Joseph Stein, only to discover that he is not the husband she expected.

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    1. I really enjoyed this book along with the Stein house too. It kept guessing about some of the people. I thought it represents true life and life problems. I'm sure the problems in that era were same as many problems we have today. Good representation of health issues in that era of time. Good job Myra.

    2. Read in one day, the author tried a bit too hard to include cultural and historical info in this work of fiction. Much did not ring true but Amelia's story was enjoyable, none the less.

    3. In the novel, “The Doctor’s Wife” by Myra Hargrave McIlvain, Amelia Anton is a nanny for a prosperous German entrepreneur and his wife and son. They embark on the long trip to Texas where German immigrants have been promised some land and the hope of building a new life. On the sea journey, the little boy is taken ill and passes away. His mother is also ill and after arriving in America succumbs to her fever. The father sells Amelia’s services to a hotel as a chambermaid. The doctor who [...]

    4. German immigrant to Texas in 1845 marries well respected doctor and finds life isn't what she thought it would be. A good look at how a town developed and life in early statehood of our state. Followup book will be Stein House, continuing the story begun here.

    5. I won The Doctor's Wife by Myra Hargrave McIlvain through GoodReads .Really good book. Very fast moving and heartfelt.

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