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After losing her high-powered job, Olivia Scott finds herself back home in Colorado. She never imagined she'd be taking care of kids, let alone being the nanny to longtime crush Dr. Connor Mitchell's adorable twin girls. But what began as a favor to the handsome widower is growing into something more. Connor's confused by his growing feelings for his best friend's little sister. She's become a beautiful woman with a caring soul, but he can't risk his—or his ...
After losing her high-powered job, Olivia Scott finds herself back home in Colorado. She never imagined she'd be taking care of kids, let alone being the nanny to longtime crush Dr. Connor Mitchell's adorable twin girls. But what began as a favor to the handsome widower is growing into something more. Connor's confused by his growing feelings for his best friend's little sister. She's become a beautiful woman with a caring soul, but he can't risk his—or his girls'—heart. Olivia's planning to head back to her city life. Unless this small-town doctor can convince her to stay forever.
Village Green: Offering love, faith and a place to call home in Colorado
Posted April 20, 2014
“Claiming the Doctor's Heart” by Renee Ryan is the first book of her 'Village Green' series and such a wonderful start to a new series. For those who have followed reading Renee Ryan historical Love Inspired books will enjoy a pleasant surprise in this book, for I loved the surprise. No, I won't ruin the surprise for those who have read her historical books will see exactly what I am talking about.
Although this is set in the current time period unlike Ms. Ryan's other books, this is a wonderful book that should be read by all who enjoy Ms. Ryan's books in general. This book is full of humor in the form of a cute but slightly out of control puppy, two matchmakers, over-protective brothers, and well life in general. Yes there is humor but there is also heart ache and self doubt which caused this reader to shed a few tears while reading.
Olivia Scott is a woman who is home again for a few different reasons, trying to figure out what to do next, or at least how to make her dream finally come true. When Olivia hears that her brother's best friend is in need of a nanny for the summer she offers her services which helps both her and the good doctor. While she is working with the kids she shows her gentle, giving and tender heart to everyone. She looks for ways to help everyone out while still planning for her future.
Dr. Conner Mitchell is a man who is just about at his wits end juggling a successful medical practice, two kids and everything in between. He is also still dealing with the loss of his wife on top of everything, but he made a decision to stick to his priorities, which frankly really raised my respect for this character.
I loved the flaws that both Connor and Olivia have for these just made them just that much more likable. Frankly all the characters were so well developed that they each just seemed to be so life like that I can't wait for the next book so that I can revisit with some new friends. And I wonder if the next couple hasn't already been shown a little in this book, if not the next book then the book after for there is something really interesting happening between two of the characters.
The story of hometown girl returning home with basically her tail between her legs for her own reasons, finds herself in being around an old teenage crush who married another, to end up with their own happy ending, may be a story-line that is used in a lot of books. With that said this book with its well used story-line was not boring or predictable at all for the issues that each must deal with are both well used and something that was new to this reader anyway. I had a hard time putting the book down when I had to and look forward to picking up again for I wanted to see how it was all going to play out.
I really hope that all who read this book enjoy it as much as I have.
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