Combine late hours working at the hospital with an irresistible, handsome, charming and persistent doctor, friendships and disasters and you end up with the stunning debut, The Queen of Hearts,  by Kimmery Martin.

Zadie and Emma are best friends, from medical school to the present, currently living in North Carolina and both practicing doctors.  But as close as they were and are, there are still deep secrets they haven’t shared with each other, and when an old colleague moves to town, it conjures up the past memories, and they are forced to reveal some painful truths from their youth.

Kimmery Martin shows us how relationships evolve and grow overtime, so much so that when lives become intertwined, lifelong friendship can prevail and even the worst betrayal can be forgiven.


For those who love a good triangle in a medical setting, and for those who enjoy television shows like ER, Grey’s Anatomy or Chicago Med, The Queen of Hearts: A Novel is a wonderful story you will definitely love.

The Queen of Hearts is now available for purchase. For more information on the author, visit her website at



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Kimmery Martin is an emergency medicine doctor, born and raised in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. A lifelong literary nerd, she reviews books, interviews authors, and works extensively with the library foundation in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she resides with her husband and three young children. The Queen of Hearts is her first novel.



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