Girl meets boy, finds love, and her life is transformed forever, but not in the way anyone expects.
Maggie Johnson is a twenty-seven-year old fledgling medical doctor struggling to get through her internship at 'Our Lady of the Golden Arches, ' a busy charity hospital in Spanish Harlem; Bobby is a twelve-year-old ward of the state suffering from incurable cancer. They meet in the ninth month of Maggie's internship, at a time when she is physically spent, emotionally drained, and uncertain if she wants to continue down the path her father-the renowned orthopedic surgeon and chief architect of her life-has laid out for her. Bobby's courage and verve are as much of a balm for the rash of Maggie's problems as her warmth and compassion are a balm for his; with Bobby in her life, the hours seem less long, the fatigue relents on occasion, and even the pressure from her father is easier to deal with. But when Bobby's state-appointed guardian is pressured, against Bobby's wishes, to change his code status to Do Not Resuscitate, Bobby's life and Maggie's new-found contentment-not to mention her career-hang in the balance.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Peter Hogenkamp is a practicing physician, public speaker, and author of medical fiction and thrillers living in Rutland, Vermont. He is the founder and editor of The Book Stops Here, a literary blog for readers and writers written by authors, agents, editors, publishers, and poets. Peter is the creator, producer, and host of Your Health Matters, a health information program, which airs on cable television, streams on YouTube and sounds off on podcast. Peter was a finalist for the prestigious 2019 Killer Nashville Claymore Award as well as the 2020 Vermont Writer’s Prize. When he isn’t writing or practicing medicine, he loves to hike, ski, and take photographs.