Book Clubs

The Unlocked Path has become a favorite with book clubs. A perfect choice for March - Women's History Month, or September - Women in Medicine Month, or any month when you're looking for insightful discussions around women's and family history, as well as women's health and society issues - then and now.

I’d love to join your group for an online Author Chat. Or, if my travels take me to your area, an in-person meeting would be awesome. Who knows? Maybe I’ll bring the wine.

Book Synopsis

Meet a “New Woman” of the 20th century: educated, career-minded, independent Eliza Pearson Edwards. In 1897 Philadelphia, after witnessing her aunt's suicide, Eliza rejects her mother’s wishes for a society debut, and at a time when five percent of doctors are female, she enters a woman’s medical college. With the support of a circle of women and driven by a determination to conquer curriculum demands, battle sexism, and overcome doubts, Eliza charts her new life path. Combining science and sympathy, she triumphs to heal others and herself.

Excerpts - Read More: Sneak Peeks and Scene Teasers

What They're Saying - Successful Author Chats, In-Person and over Zoom

"Our group typically has wonderful book discussions and this one topped them all…  The discussion was so rich having your perspective to guide us.  And the questions you posed at the end of the book were very thought provoking." - P. Martin, Mashpee MA

"What an enjoyable discussion about The Unlocked Path. learning about you as a woman & the writer/now turned successful author." - P. Nisenholtz, Naperville IL

"Thank you again for coming to our HYC book club and sharing your writing journey and the background and inspiration for The Unlocked Path.   We thoroughly enjoyed the discussion and will await your sequel with anticipation."  - N. Dube, Hyannis MA

"I am getting so many compliments from the club members about how awesome it was to have you there. Thank you! One member doesn’t usually read the book but just comes to the meetings. She said she was motivated to read it because you were going to be there. And raved about how much she enjoyed it and enjoyed reading. That made me feel so good." - P. Herm, Collegeville PA


Interested in having me join your group? Pop over to my Events page to check my calendar availability. Then fill out the form below including a potential date. I’ll be in touch to confirm. Thank you for your interest in The Unlocked Path.

Downloadable Book Club Kit with discussion questions, recipes and more.

Book Club in a Box. Ask me about the option to order copies directly from me for your group. Minimum order of (10) books at $27.50 per book (payment by check or Venmo only, U.S. addresses only). Shipment includes:

  • Autographed paperback copy of The Unlocked Path, inscriptions can be personalized
  • Bookmark with each book
  • Printed book club kit for hostess
  • Special, surprise goodies
  • Fulfillment and shipping of (10) copies and other contents to one address

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