'The Doctor's Christmas Dilemma': An Uplifting Inspirational Romance by Danielle Thorne
About 'The Doctor's Christmas Dilemma'
Home for the holidays… Or home for good? Once upon a time, Ben Cooper left his hometown to follow his dreams of becoming a big-city doctor. Now he’s back to run his father’s clinic and spend Christmas with his daughter, not to fall for McKenzie Price, the woman who broke his heart. But when McKenzie steps in to help Ben reconnect with his little girl, and old sparks begin to ignite, will Ben give up city life for a second chance at love?
From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.
A heartfelt story of family, faith, and personal growth . . .
Surgeon Ben Cooper has returned to his hometown to fill in for his father at his medical office after his father's heart surgery. His mind is on his own career goals, but he serves his father's patients as best as he can. He faces challenges bonding with the town's residents who are reluctant to work with a physician other than the elder Dr. Cooper.
McKenzie Price, Ben's childhood best friend, is the supervisor, baker, and waitress extraordinaire at the Southern Fried Kudzu diner. It's been a long time since Mac and Ben have seen each other. Some life events have occurred that contributed to barriers being built between these once close friends.
Ben's six-year-old daughter from his first marriage, Megan, is friends with Mac's niece, Bailey, so Ben and Mac are thrown together in various social situations and they slowly become reacquainted. As the story progresses, both of them relax. They discover how much they regret the loss of their close bond when their friendship ended awkwardly many years ago.
Lifetime dreams, faith, readjusting priorities, and forgiveness are just a few of the themes that shine in this sweet story. The book is completely clean in language and content.
I received a copy of this book from the author through Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours. All of my opinions and thoughts shared here are solely my own.
It’s pie season!
While I love a good apple pie, one of my favorites growing up was my mother’s Derby Pie. It’s a chocolate nut pastry created in Kentucky in 1954 and passed on from generation to generation. This dessert tastes like a toasty chocolate chip cookie with the texture of pecan pie. It’s simple to make and an impressive dessert that is to die for when eaten warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.
1 cup of sugar
½ cup of flour
2 beaten eggs
1 stick of melted butter
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup of pecans
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Mix all ingredients and pour into an uncooked pie shell. Bake at 325 degrees for one hour.
About Danielle Thorne
Danielle Thorne writes happily-ever-afters set in the South for Harlequin Love Inspired. A graduate of BYU-Idaho, she also writes stories about Regency ladies, pirates, and not-so-distressed damsels from her home south of Atlanta. Free time is filled with documentaries, too much yard work, and not enough travel. When not writing wholesome romances, Danielle hangs out with friends or chases cats. She enjoys the outdoors and serving in her church and community. Danielle's been married to the same fellow for thirty years, and has four sons, four bonus daughters, and twin grandbabies.
Website:http://www.daniellethorne.com Blog:https://thebalancedwriter.blogspot.com/ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDanielleThorne Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/authordaniellethorne/ Twitter:https://twitter.com/DanielleThorne
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