The Doctor Rocks the Boat

Robin Hathaway


The Doctor Rocks the Boat

The Doctor Rocks the Boat

  • Title: The Doctor Rocks the Boat
  • Author: Robin Hathaway
  • ISBN: 9780312349936
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Hardcover



Like so many of Dr Feni s adventures, trouble starts with a harmless idea From his train window, the good doctor sees a single shell gliding on the surface of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, an image that stirs up fond memories of his rowing days Rowing had been the perfect antidote to the hectic rush of medical school, and he wonders why he ever gave it up HLike so many of Dr Feni s adventures, trouble starts with a harmless idea From his train window, the good doctor sees a single shell gliding on the surface of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, an image that stirs up fond memories of his rowing days Rowing had been the perfect antidote to the hectic rush of medical school, and he wonders why he ever gave it up He could also use some exercise, as Jennifer, his significant other, broadly hints So with renewed dedication, he goes knocking on the office door at Boathouse Row to reenroll as a member of the Windsor Club.Charlie Ashburn, whom Dr Feni knows from medical school, is running the club, and they catch up on lost time Charlie s son, Chuck, is a great rower and is currently training for the big regatta Talking about Chuck makes Charlie swell with pride, but it makes Feni a little uneasy Charlie was an incredibly talented rower himself but had to give it up because of a serious heart condition.Dr Feni doesn t enjoy his membership for very long before he finds himself drawn into an Ashburn family problem Charlie s wife comes to his office in secret and begs him to talk to Charlie about getting their son checked out by a doctor To Dr Feni s surprise, Charlie has been refusing to face the possibility that Chuck might have inherited the same heart defect he has The doctor agrees to help, and his well intentioned efforts put his own life at risk.In this fifth Feni episode, Robin Hathaway captures Philadelphia s exciting rowing scene and proves once again that when this doctor is in, it s great fun for all.


Recent Comments "The Doctor Rocks the Boat"

This is the fifth in the Dr. Fenimore series, but was the first for me. The author did a great job of giving background on the characters without overdoing it for those who had read the previous books.In this book, Dr. Andrew Fenimore decides to rejoin his rowing club from college. One of his college friends, Charlie Ashburn, sponsors him. Charlie was an excellent rower who had to quit rowing competitively during college when it was discovered that he had a serious heart condition.Now, Charlie's [...]

This is part of the series featuring Doctor Fenimore. Fenimore is a cardiologist in Philadelphia, and one day passing the Schuylkill River, he sees a rower out and remembers how he found rowing to be a great destressor when he was an intern. He decides to take it up again. When he goes to Windsor Club boathouse to rejoin, he finds his old classmate Charlie Ashburn there. Charlie has to quit rowing years ago because of a heart defect, but now is son is vying to compete at Henley and Charlie is hi [...]

#5 in the Dr. Andrew Fenimore series. The elderly author has been ill and this 2006 entry likely marks the end of this enjoyable series. For some reason, as I read these books I visualize (the white-haired, mustachioed)Dick Van Dyke as the doctor.Dr. Andrew Fenimore runs into fraternity brother, Charlie Ashburn, who had to give rowing due to a heart condition. Now son Chuck is rowing and Charlie's wife asks Fenimore about the possibility of Chuck's having the same condition as Charlie. The regat [...]

This is the last book in the Series unfortunately. It is a really great series with lots of excellent twists and a real down to earth attitude. I really like all of the characters - all with very recognizable traits and very relatable. Nice medical details without being too overwhelming. I wish there were more

I read this more for the rowing descriptions than for the mystery. It was superficial in its rowing expertise, but the mystery was good enough to warrant a quick read. There were many opened threads that could be used in future publications.

Enjoyed the rowing theme in this one, number 5. Read this one first and will read the rest of the series. Familiar Philly landmarks - Boathouse row, etc.

A trifle. The rowing part was my hook. Story and characters were too thin.


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