What would you do?

The Doctor and the Diva by Adrienne MacDonald is a fascinating love triangle, and the story of three people tormented by their passions. 

It is set in Boston at the beginning of the 20th century, and features Erika von Kessler, a beautiful talented amateur opera singer who longs for a career in Europe. Her husband, Peter a good-looking wealthy merchant obsessed with having a child. Dr. Ravel is an upcoming obstetric specialist who is called in to help the couple conceive. 
 
As Ravel finds himself drawn to the young couple, he is enraptured by Erika’s beauty and talent. He is even drawn closer as Peter befriends him. Ravel compromises his ethics to help the couple conceive.
 
The three are ultimately drawn into a complex love triangle when Erika finally gives birth to a son. Erika struggles to be satisfied with motherhood, but she cannot abandon her dream of singing in Italy. She finally leaves her family behind to seek her destiny.
 
The Doctor and Diva is a passionate love story, but it but also deals with the kind of real choices that tear families apart today. What makes it even more compelling is that it is based on the author’s own family history. I was surprised at how advanced fertility treatments were for the time. This is a fascinating tale of passion, sacrifice, and destiny. I could not put it down. 
 
 
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