About the Book
Book: A Lady in Attendance
Author: Rachel Fordham
Release date: June 1, 2021
Five years in a New York state reformatory have left a blemish on Hazel’s real name. So when she takes a job as Doctor Gilbert Watts’s lady in attendance in 1898, she does so under an alias. In the presence of her quiet and pious employer, Hazel finds more than an income. She finds a friend and a hope that if she can set her tarnished past in order, she might have a future after all.
As Gilbert becomes accustomed to the pleasant chatter of his new dental assistant, he can’t help but sense something secretive about her. Perhaps there is more to this woman than meets the eye. Can the questions that loom between them ever be answered? Or will the deeds of days gone by forever rob the future of its possibilities?
Rachel Fordham pens a tender tale of a soft-spoken man, a hardened woman, and the friends that stand by them as they work toward a common purpose–to expunge the record of someone society deemed beyond saving–and perhaps find love along the way.
What he knew was that her feet would be sore for some time, and proper care would help them heal. “Let me get some water, and I’ll wash them before bandaging them.” He left, only to return a moment later with a bowl of clean water.
“I think they hurt worse now than they did last night. But maybe I didn’t notice because I was in such a hurry and so tired.”
Again, questions were on the tip of his tongue, but rather than ask them, he simply took her small foot and gently washed the blisters. He was not a new dentist, unaccustomed to blood and suffering—so why then was the sight of her pain and the feel of her skin causing his heart to beat so wildly? Her body was rigid, but with each dip of the rag she seemed to relax, trusting his touch. He dared a glance up at her. Their eyes met and held each other. She touched his cheek briefly, sending a wave of energy racing through him.
“Thank you,” she said, taking back her hand.
He bobbed his head in acknowledgment and stole his gaze away from her. Inwardly, he chided himself for not having the perfect words to say.
MISSED PAST EXCERPTS, GO HERE:
Excerpt One: http://montanamade.weebly.com/tell-tale-book-reviews/celebrate-lit-epic-book-launch-a-lady-in-attendance-by-rachel-fordham-excerpt
Excerpt Two: https://tabithabouldinauthor.home.blog/2021/05/13/a-lady-in-attendance-excerpt/
Excerpt Three: https://blossomsandblessings.blogspot.com/2021/05/a-lady-in-attendance-by-rachel-fordham.html
Excerpt Four: https://www.wishfulendings.com/2021/05/read-excerpt-from-this-christian.html
Excerpt Five: https://www.artistwriterandstudentohmy.com/posts/a-lady-in-attendance-book-excerpt/
Excerpt Six: https://storiesbygina.wordpress.com/2021/05/14/a-lady-in-attendance-epic-book-launch/
Excerpt Seven: https://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2021/05/11/a-lady-in-attendance-epic-book-launch/
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rachel Fordham is the author of The Hope of Azure Springs, Yours Truly, Thomas,
and A Life Once Dreamed. Fans expect stories with heart, and she delivers, diving
deep into the human experience and tugging at reader emotions. She loves
connecting with people, traveling to new places, and daydreaming about future
projects that will have sigh-worthy endings and memorable characters. She is a busy
mom, raising both biological and foster children (a cause she feels passionate
about). She lives with her husband and children on an island in the state of