Color of RockA Novel$24.95Author: Sandra Cavallo MillerFormat: Cloth
Published Date: 2019
"Part Gray’s Anatomy, part modern western romance, Miller’s enjoyable story marries unexpected diagnoses with the promise of a happily-ever-after and will please fans of Jojo Moyes." —Publishers Weekly
A young physician, Dr. Abby Wilmore, attempts to escape her past by starting over at the Grand Canyon Clinic. Silently battling her own health issues, Abby struggles with adjusting to the demands of this unique rural location. She encounters everything from squirrel bites to suicides to an office plagued by strong personalities. While tending to unprepared tourists, underserved locals, and her own mental trials, Abby finds herself entangled in an unexpected romance and trapped amidst a danger even more treacherous than the foreboding desert landscape.
Sandra Cavallo Miller’s debut novel transports readers to the beautiful depths of Arizona and weaves an adventurous and heartwarming tale of the courage and strength it takes to overcome personal demons and to find love.
Sandra Cavallo Miller is an author, poet, and retired academic family physician. Her writings and poems have been published in JAMA’s A Piece of My Mind, Pulse: Voices From the Heart of Medicine, Under the Sun, and American Journal of Kidney Diseases. The Color of Rock is her debut novel. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Miller has created a page turner with real and endearing characters. You will vicariously hike in the Grand Canyon and witness some of its secrets. You’ll even learn a little medicine as you watch a delightful romance unfold.Therese Zink, MD, MPH, family physician and writer
Like the spectacular setting it is based in, The Color of Rock is a uniquely sculpted, fascinating novel. Well-written and original, the storyline chronicles the struggles of a young physician living and working remotely in Grand Canyon National Park. Interspersed with clever twists and turns, The Color of Rock is a fun and unpredictable read, the doctor’s life proving similar to a journey into the Canyon itself: a balance of fear and challenge with pleasure and pain, sometimes on the edge and all in a backdrop of shocking beauty. Tom Myers, co-author of award-winning Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon
Part Grey’s Anatomy, part modern western romance, Miller’s enjoyable story marries unexpected diagnoses with the promise of a happily-ever-after and will please fans of Jojo Moyes. Publishers Weekly
Part romance, part women's fiction, and a touch of mystery thriller. This is a perfect fall read, that will keep you turning the pages until you finish it. I actually finished it in one reading, just because it was that quick of a story. The characters are charming and you'll be rooting for everyone involved for a perfectly happy ending. It's chicklit with heart.Bless Their Hearts Mom blog
Seattle Book Review
As a former family physician, Miller is able to write what she knows in such a way that readers will feel at home not just with the descriptions but also with the characters. Abby’s experiences providing rural medicine offer readers glimpses into the reasoning behind the decisions people make (and fail to make) about their health and into how being a doctor is about more than just diagnosis and prescriptions.
The Color of Rock is a brilliant novella, a mix of local color and subtle literary merit.