Saturday, May 7, 2016

Author Lynne Marshall's superlative storytelling skills are in full-force in the beautifully poignant contemporary romance, "A Mother for His Adopted Son"--Lynne's warm, personal writing style blends perfectly with her experience in the medical profession

The family he's always wanted… 


Notoriously cool, calm and always in control, single dad Dr. Sam Marcus is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His adorable adopted son, Dani, has cancer, and Andrea Rimmer is the only woman who can help! 


As Andrea treats his son, Sam sees the warmth and compassion behind her independent exterior. Can he prove to Andrea that she's the only mummy for Dani, and that together their family is a perfect fit?

MY REVIEW:  Author Lynne Marshall's superlative storytelling skills are in full-force in the beautifully poignant contemporary romance, "A Mother for His Adopted Son". Dr. Sam Marcus is a devoted pediatrician--the emotional distress from his own early childhood gave him added empathy for the suffering of young children. On a medical mission to the Philippines, he connected with a small orphan boy, Danilo, known as "Dani". Never expecting to become a single father, Sam nonetheless knew that Dani was meant to be his son, and he proceeded with the adoption. Not long after Dani came home to the States with Sam, a malignant tumor was discovered on one of Dani's eyes. Surgical removal of the eye was necessary--to be followed by fitting for a prosthetic eye. Andrea Rimmer, an artist and skilled prosthetic maker, assists her grandmother, a renowned maker of prosthetic applications, in the same hospital where Sam works and where Dani had his surgery. The initial meeting between Sam and Andrea does not go well--he is emotional over Dani's surgery, and she is offended by his gruff manner. However, a spark of awareness of each other flickers to life, and as Andrea works to create a replacement eye for Dani, the spark becomes a fiery attraction. While they come to care for each other, and they both adore Dani, issues from their own childhoods create tensions in their new-found relationship. Sam knows his career path is to continue his work as a pediatrician and to answer the call of medical missions around the world when needed. Andrea is torn between her desire to find success as an artist and her love of helping her patients. Her own father, a physician in the same hospital where Sam, Andrea and her grandmother worked, was a very controlling man who insisted that Andrea take over her grandmother's practice when the time came for her to retire. Now, with Sam and Dani in her life, Andrea is pulled in yet another direction--is she the woman Sam cares for, or is she a convenient caregiver to his child? As they struggle to resolve the conflicts between them, a new crisis threatens to take away what they hold most dear. Can they find a loving compromise and join their hearts and their lives to reach out for a future filled with happiness? As always, Lynne Marshall's own professional background with more than twenty years as a registered nurse adds a world of meaning and understanding to her medical romances. Her way of explaining the medical elements of the story lines is done in such a way that the reader easily embraces the "medical speak" and the explanations of the conditions and procedures. My first encounter with Lynne Marshall's wonderful books was her "Mid-Coast Medical Trilogy", and since then, I have been a devoted fan and follower of her works.

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Lynne used to worry she had a serious problem with daydreaming, then she discovered she was supposed to write the stories in her head. A late bloomer, Lynne came to fiction writing after her children were nearly grown. Now she battles the empty nest by writing stories which always include a romance, sometimes medicine, a dose of mirth, or both, but always stories from her heart. She is a Southern California native, married for almost thirty years, has two adult children she is super proud of, is a dog lover, cat admirer, a power walker, and fellow traveler on this wild road called life!

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