By Katie Fforde
By Paula Heelan
Like Beth McCrae’s bestselling Outback Midwife, those real-life tales come from Australian midwives operating within the outback, the place they percentage their reviews of that the majority general yet spectacular occasion, the delivery of a child.
Sweet, humorous and occasionally unhappy, those tales percentage what it's to be an Australian midwife in distant parts the place assets are constrained. A relocating and celebratory selection of stories that brings you shut to the drama and sweetness of birth.
Each of the 13 midwives during this ebook paintings in severe destinations with few assets, yet armed with simply braveness and ability, they often store lives and start infants in tough situations —on an airstrip, a farm animals station, a dinghy (knee-deep in water with a cautious eye out for the neighborhood croc), a troop-carrier or within the face of a cyclone. those tales are a tribute to either the ability of the midwives and the braveness of the moms. For those girls, midwifery is not only a role - it’s a dedicated and passionate lifestyle.
By Fern Michaels
Together with her mom and dad long past, her dual sister, Kitty, approximately to be married, and no trace of Mr. correct at the horizon, Josie Dupre is lonesome. fortunately, she has her booming New Orleans catering enterprise, and her fluffy white puppy, Rosie, to maintain her corporation. Then, with the entire subtlety of Bourbon highway at Mardi Gras, a jumbo-sized Boxer destroys Josie's flowering windowboxes, and within the procedure, overtly captures petite Rosie's timeless devotion. Now that Rosie and the aptly named Zip are an merchandise, Josie unearths herself an unwilling chaperone - and doing her most sensible to prevent Zip's proprietor, the irritatingly attractive Paul Brouillette. somebody can see that the rich, horny Paul is little greater than a love 'em and depart 'em Cajun playboy. he is concerned with l'amour, yet Josie has no goal of falling for him. nonetheless, ever due to the fact Paul got here into her lifestyles, unusual issues were occurring. She hears tune that won't there. Then she smells her mother's favourite cologne in an empty room. might be her mom's attempting to ship her a message. anything approximately discovering love the place you least count on it . . . And hearing your middle.
By Robyn Carr
3 friends--Nikki Burgess, who simply regained custody of her kids; Dixie McPherson, who's trying to find real love; and Carlisle Bartlett, who harbors a depressing secret--get a moment likelihood at lifestyles and love after they sign up for a brand new airline in Las Vegas, taking of venture on their desires. unique.
By Natasha Synessios
By Nicola Griffith
By Nancy Thayer
The intrepid ladies of the new Flash membership are again for the vacations, soothing jingled nerves and under pressure consumers of their unique spa and celebrating the thrill of the season. In her witty and delightfully wisecracking prose, Nancy Thayer tells a heartwarming story jam-packed with enjoyable, secrets and techniques, romance–and an abundant dose of fine cheer.
When the recent Flash buddies assemble on the spa to trim the Christmas tree, they proportion steaming mugs of sizzling chocolate, a couple of laughs, and a vow to make this vacation one to recollect. And it is–but no longer within the joyful, ho-ho-ho manner they anticipated. as an alternative, Christmas brings relations conflicts, family injuries, airplane delays–and that’s simply the beginning.
After a dangerous vacation season, the ladies make resolutions that they intend to maintain . . . in an ideal international. yet life–and their neighbors and relatives–cause issues. Shirley lends monetary aid to her boyfriend’s schemes, which infuriates Alice, whose personal son commits an act she’s uncertain she will be able to settle for. Marilyn travels to Scotland and falls in love, yet her octogenarian mom wishes her at domestic. And while Polly and Faye locate themselves pitted opposed to one another by means of a more youthful lady, an they conquer this conflict to make a brand new, entrepreneurial dream come precise? Then genuine catastrophe moves, bringing new demanding situations and striking revelations.
Just as each month of the yr throws new difficulties at us all, so too does the top of the 12 months supply us the opportunity to reunite and placed those difficulties
into their right point of view. And whilst the new Flash 5 social gathering for the vacations, we must always count on not anything below the unforeseen.
By Susan Wiggs
A proficient yet afflicted doctor, Blue Calhoun runs a thriving scientific perform from his Nob Hill mansion in San Francisco whereas elevating his son by myself after an unthinkable tragedy. Then in the future a feminine fugitive with a gunshot wound looks in Blue's surgical procedure. even if she holds a pistol aimed toward his center, the desperation in her eyes awakens Blue's compassion. Reluctantly he's attracted to her fragile good looks, her nerves of metal and the secret surrounding her circumstances.Isabel Fish-Wooten has spent so much of her existence at the run, yet every thing adjustments whilst she forces a stranger to avoid wasting her lifestyles. but her rescue comes with an unforeseen fee. As Isabel recovers from her wounds, she unearths herself touched through this notable guy and yearns to arrive out to him and his rebellious son.From danger-filled again alleys to the glittering ballrooms of excessive society, Isabel and Blue confront the violence and corruption that threatens their newfound ardour. Theirs is an unforgettable quest to find a unprecedented and targeted love, and the dear reward of a moment likelihood at happiness.
By Rosalind Noonan
The instant Abby Fitzgerald sees infantrymen method her entrance door, she understands her husband is useless. John Stanton, who gave up his profession as a celeb NFL operating again to serve after September 11, has been killed in Iraq. all at once Abby's kitchen is overflowing with casseroles introduced via the military other halves' membership to which she hasn't ever fairly belonged. And her in-laws manage a lavish funeral at Arlington nationwide Cemetery, regardless of Abby's misgivings. John had grown to hate the warfare although he enjoyed his kingdom, and Abby cannot reconcile the complicated guy she knew with the model being portrayed by way of self-serving politicians, army, and the media.Shell-shocked, Abby strives to deal with her personal heartache whereas comforting John's family, together with his mom Sharice, his staunchly anti-war sister Madison, and his sour more youthful brother Noah. yet amidst her loss is a transforming into conviction that the reality approximately John's loss of life is much from over. Gripping, considerate, and emotionally robust, "One September Morning" is a narrative of loyalty and betrayal, of a shattered family's trip towards therapeutic, and of the braveness it takes to confront the reality not only approximately our enemies, yet approximately these we like most sensible.
By Shirley Rousseau Murphy
The gorgeous, serene village of Molena aspect, California is the kind of position the place humans visit escape from the harsher realities of life––which is what attracted vintage movie megastar Patty Rose to shop for the village hotel, and calm down to take pleasure in her golden years. yet because the city gathers to rejoice and honor the attractive, getting older actress with a pageant of her previous motion pictures, Patty is brutally murdered––to the horror and surprise of this peaceable burg. a steady tortoiseshell cat, package, has been having fun with a retreat to the animal–loving actress's resort, the place she's spending time along with her tom cat pals Dulcie, and the slick tomcat sleuth, Joe gray. yet her leisure is minimize brief while she hears the gunshots that finish Patty's lifestyles, and sees her lifeless physique sprawled at the inn's entrance steps. She glimpses the killer racing into the parking storage, and shortly follows his path. Joe and Dulcie needs to now persist with the na?ve Kit's path, and hold her from moving into severe difficulty. To complicate concerns, Joe discovers that Dulcie has been hiding a runaway child––one of the fortunate people that those distinctive cats decide to speak to––who has now been abducted, most probably through an identical guy who killed their recognized pal. in any case, the little girl's abduction leads them to Patty's killer, and the pussycat neighbors are all united––but all of them needs to mourn a departed pal as they stand beside the newly laid grave of Patty Rose.