The characters were interesting and not just run of the mill, and I found the plot to be well paced and intriguing. However, I thought the character development was pretty on point; you definitely felt like you were right there with Raney and Bo and the medical stuff was really interesting to read. I will definitelyl want to read more by this author. But when a Jane hurtles through the doors of Beacon Hospital with tubes keeping her alive, Charlotte's stoic resolve begins to fail her and she becomes obsessed with unraveling the mystery of her patient's identity to solve what is looking more and more like an attempted murder. Maybe you think you do too. Then there are the surprises.
The organized masterpiece of conception, birth, and maturation is really only two steps forward before three steps back, at least in the physical world. When you place your order through Biblio, the seller will ship it directly to you. Secondly, the characters, I didn't like most of them, Raney especially. Gemini, the latest book from best-selling author Carol Cassella Across the Puget Sound in a rural hospital on the Olympic Peninsula an unidentified patient lies unconscious, the victim of a hit and run. Not your ordinary mystery, this is an unusual plot and a great, thought-provoking read. For some reason, unknown even to herself, Charlotte becomes increasingly invested in what will happen to Jane. The police have no leads.
Filled with intricate medical detail and set in the breathtaking Pacific Northwest, Gemini is a vivid novel of moral complexity and emotional depth from the bestselling author of Oxygen and Healer. Her job is to battle death--to monitor erratic heartbeats, worry over low oxygen levels, defend against infection and demise. She is becoming a master of medical drama for me. This book was pretty good but it was depressing how the characters kept missing out on each other in their lives. Whatever they find on the other side will still be there waiting. Gemini is about twins and this book is about genetics and twins in a very different way.
This was such a good story. It is not because of the ending exactly, but I can not understand how anyone who has read this book can actually like how the author did this! Much of the conclusion felt realistic to me, things work out, but not in a magical, fairytale everything ends well type of a way, which is always refreshing. Each with their own story yet intertwined throughout the book. The female characters are multidimensional and believable. The last 50 pages were worth it and tied everything together.
Filled with stunning medical detail and set against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest, Gemini is a vivid novel of moral complexity and emotional depth that will resonate with fans of Sue Miller and Jodi Picoult. Why will no one claim her? Having inherited neurofibromatosis, as a child he was subject to seizures and later developed benign brain tumors—yes, more than one. Charlotte was Raney's doctor so she had to deal with all of the things that came with that and, of course, that means medical terminology that I don't know very well, but through the context of the book I could figure out enough to not have to look it up online. Everything becomes more complicated when it is discovered that the patient has a young son and there is some question as to who is biological father is. Then it turns out that he might have a son, the doctor cares more than he does.
She'd come to the elegant penthouse to meet Oliver Rain, the richest and possibly the most dangerous man in the Pacific Northwest. The main plot follows Charlotte Reese as she tends to the medical needs of her unidentified critical care patient, and how she grapples with an inexplicable inability to maintain a professional reserve. The writing is beautiful and a smooth blend of scientific fact, philosophy, religious speculation, discussion of ethical issues, and an exploration of love in its many forms. Even though there was a lot of medical information here, it is also a story about love and faith. Much of the conclusion felt realistic to me, things work out, but not in a magical, fairytale everything ends well type of a way, which is always refreshing.
This is a riveting, suspenseful story, full of vivid characters and stirring reflections on medical and genetic issues…Cassella is a gifted writer, gorgeously animating her landscapes and the forces of nature, underlining her theme that even medicine cannot save her characters from mortality. This book is a snooze fest and I cannot force myself to finish it -- I would rather ride in my car in silence. I enjoyed it a lot and I learned a lot from reading it. The descriptions of the landscape and poverty were well written but that wasn't enough to keep me interested and had it not been for a long haul flight, I probably would have given up. She is non-responsive and close to death.
I wanted to like this but I really struggled - not for a lack of meaty and interesting medical and plot twists and turns, but just because I felt a bit bored with it. But the closer they get to the truth, the more their relationship is put to the test. Now someone wants her to remember it all - even the darkest nightmare the Stokes family ever faced: the murder of their first daughter. Booklist Nature, in all its astounding wisdom, has graced the planet, specifically human beings, with millions of options when it comes to heritable genetic conditions. Charlotte Reese who becomes personally and emotionally involved in her patient. I could see her lying there, this Jane Doe , the heart of the book Gemini.