Wow. I really loved this book. It has so much going for it. There’s the working mom aspect that I related so well with. There’s cultural differences and diverse characters that brought really interesting topics to light. There’s medical drama. And there is important commentary on women’s health.
I loved it.
Dr. Maya Rao is our main character. She’s a GYN for a local hospital, a child of Indian immigrants, a mother and wife, and she’s trying to live up to everyone’s expectations. When she has an incident with a patient, she ends up quitting and taking a position at a specialty clinic that caters to the rich women in the area. She soon learns that this position is less about practicing safe women’s health and more about doing what the “client” wants, even if it’s not medically recommended.
There’s so much to unpack in this story, and I really just highly recommend it. There’s the storyline of Maya trying to get acclimated to her new position. There’s her family and how she balances them and cares for their needs. There are two patients that we follow throughout the story as Maya works with them, and they were fantastic characters. Then there’s the friendship between Maya and her new employer. It all blends together to create a story I couldn’t put down!
There are some trigger warnings that I feel are important to share for this one. They could be spoilers, so skip if you don’t want to know…
Traumatic childbirth, child death during childbirth, mention of infertility
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So now that I’ve read and absolutely loved this book, what’s next for me? I’m off to get ahold of Madi Sinha’s first book, The White Coat Diaries, or Love and Other Contagious Diseases! Let me know if you’ve read this one, I’d love to hear what you thought!
Behind the wholesome veneer of a wellness clinic lies a dangerous secret in this compelling women’s fiction novel from the author of The White Coat Diaries.
Dr. Maya Rao is a gynecologist trying to balance a busy life. With three young children, a career, and a happy marriage, she should be grateful–on paper, she has it all. But after a disastrous encounter with a patient, Maya is forced to walk away from the city hospital where she’s spent her entire career.
A new opportunity arises when Maya enrolls her daughter at an exclusive private school and crosses paths with Amelia DeGilles. Amelia is the owner and entrepreneur behind Eunoia Women’s Health, a concierge wellness clinic that specializes in house calls for its clientele of wealthy women for whom no vitamin infusion or healing crystal is too expensive. All Eunoia needs is a gynecologist to join its ranks.
Amid visits to her clients’ homes to educate and empower, and occasionally to remove crystals from bodily orifices, Maya comes to idolize the beautiful, successful Amelia. But Amelia’s life isn’t as perfect as it seems, and when Amelia’s teenaged daughter is struck with a mysterious ailment, Maya must race to uncover the reason before it’s too late. In the process, she risks losing what’s most important to her and bringing to light a secret of her own that she’s been desperately trying to keep hidden.
Just the Facts:
At Least You Have Your Health by Madi Sinha
Genre: General Fiction
Publisher: Berkley Books
Pub Date: April 5, 2022
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.