Set in London, New York, and San Francisco from the late 19th century through the first decades of the 20th, Domina is the inspiring saga of one woman's personal and professional triumph against the prejudices of her time.
Beautiful and courageous, Samantha Hargrave dares to dream that she will become one of the first female doctors - and surgeons - in America. Born in the slums of London and possessing a special gift for healing, Samantha struggles to enter the all-male medical profession. When her ambition encounters hostile rejection in England, she sails to America, where she meets an eccentric doctor who takes her on as an apprentice. But at the high-profile Astor Ball in New York, Samantha is introduced to the second of the three men who will change her life forever - and love just might interfere with her ambition.
Acclaimed novelist Barbara Wood reveals her remarkable talent by capturing Samantha's indomitable spirit, making Domina a literary triumph.
"Wood creates genuine, engaging characters whose stories are fascinating." (Library Journal)
"It is rare and pleasurable to find a novel that expresses the glories and disgraces of the medical profession from a woman's perspective." (Booklist)
"Wood crafts vivid sketches of women who triumph over destiny." (Publishers Weekly)
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