FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2022
St. Martin Parish Library Offers Riveting USA Today Bestselling Novel for Worldwide Digital Book Club
“The Girl in His Shadow” ebook and audiobook now available for reading and discussion with global audience
Booklovers in St. Martin Parish can dive into a suspenseful USA Today bestselling novel during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From July 13-27, readers will join over a hundred thousand others around the globe in enjoying Audrey Blake’s historical fiction The Girl in His Shadow from their public library. Card holders with St. Martin Parish Library can borrow the ebook and audiobook for free without waiting on the Libby app or visiting https://bayouland.overdrive.com/. The program is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for popular ebooks, audiobooks and magazines and creator of the Libby app.
The Girl in His Shadow takes place in London in 1845. Raised by surgeon Dr. Horace Croft after losing her parents, Nora Beady knows little about conventional life and much about suturing and anatomical illustrations of dissections. Women face dire consequences if caught practicing medicine, but in Croft’s private clinic Nora is his most trusted—and secret—assistant… until the new surgical resident Dr. Daniel Gibson arrives. To protect Dr. Croft and his practice Nora must learn to play a new and uncomfortable role—that of a proper young lady. When she makes a discovery that could change the field forever, Nora faces an impossible choice. Remain invisible and let the men around her take credit for her work, or step into the light—even if it means being destroyed by her own legacy.
Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world with an ebook through public libraries. Readers can join an online discussion about the book at https://biglibraryread.com/join-the-discussion/.
The Girl in His Shadow can be read on all major computers and devices through Libby or libbyapp.com, without waitlists or holds. The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.
To join the discussion, learn about past Big Library Read titles and download Libby, visit biglibraryread.com. For more information on the St. Martin Parish Library, visit www.stmartinparishlibrary.org.