This summer I've been hooked on Diana Gabaldon. I'm on the 4th in a series of 5 books. Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and now Drums of Autumn. Her books are thick and meaty, taking days to read, not just a couple hours. Cyberkitten, the main character is a physician and the setting is in Scotland. Right up your ally!
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. -Abraham Joshua Heschel, theology professor (1907-1972)