Tuesday, June 28, 2022



Kitty Winthrop lived her whole life believing that her grandmother was dead.  Then she discovers that she is actually alive and well and living in New York City.  Her grandmother is a very rich leader of New York City’s high society.  Kitty decides to plunge into that lifestyle even though her mother disapproves.  Kitty loves her new world of fancy ball gowns and jewelry, while attending lavish parties until all hours of the morning.  But the lifestyle takes its toll on Kitty and it leaves her feeling very unfulfilled.  So she decides to leave the high society life to pursue a career in nursing at Bellevue Hospital.  She meets Dr. Samuel Hayden who falls in love with her.  Then tragedy strikes when the Pandemic Flu of 1918 happens and lives are lost and those that do survive were changed forever.

Wow, another well written story by this author.  I enjoyed it and the characters were well developed and felt like I’ve known them all my life.  I really like the romance that happened between Kitty and Samuel. The astronomical amount of patients and so many lost lives was overwhelming for them.  It’s so difficult to work in the medical field and not be able to save everyone.  I thoroughly enjoyed this addition to the Hearts of Gold Series.  It intertwined with current events and reminds us that history truly does repeat itself.  This story was very heartwarming and inspirational, an absolute must read.  

Thank you Renee Yancy for such a wonderful addition to the Hearts of Gold Series. This story was very well written and I found it to be a rapid and unputdownable read. I enjoyed it very much and I highly recommend it.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Renee Yancy
Publisher:  Vinspire Publishing 
Publication Date: June 28, 2022 
Pages: 345 
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When artistic, middle-class Kitty Winthrop discovers the grandmother she always believed dead is actually the uber-wealthy leader of New York City high society, Kitty jumps at the chance to make her debut into that world despite her mother’s disapproval. After dancing lessons and etiquette classes, she enters the high society life as the granddaughter of a New York City blueblood, wearing the gorgeous Worth ball gowns she used to design for her portfolio. But she soon discovers all that glitters isn’t gold, and ball gowns, jewels, and fancy parties don’t feed the soul.

As America enters World War I, Kitty makes the choice to forego the life of wealth and luxury promised by her grandmother and pursue a nursing career at Bellevue Hospital. She catches the eye of Dr. Samuel Hayden, a young physician in charge of the medical wards who falls hard for her.

As Kitty and Samuel fall in love, the Pandemic Flu of 1918 strikes New York City and the world. Soon the student nurses are working sixteen-hour shifts, people in the prime of life are dying, and the city morgues are overflowing with the dead. Through this incredibly stressful time, Kitty realizes she want to pursue medicine, but Samuel won’t hear of it. As the flu epidemic reaches its lethal peak, hearts are tested, lives are lost, and no one knows who will survive to see if love can overcome all obstacles.


Renee Yancy is a long time history and archaeology nut who has been living vicariously through historical fiction since she was a young girl. Now she writes the kind of books she loves to read—stories filled with historical and archaeological detail on every aspect of living in a different time period, interwoven with strong characters and a tale full of pathos and conflict. She wants to take you on a journey into the past so fascinating that you can’t put the story down.
When she’s not writing, Renee Facetimes with her twin grandbabies, and lives in Kentucky with her husband and two mutts. She enjoys reading, antiquing, and collecting pottery.

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