Practice Makes Perfect [NOOK Book]

Overview

Veteran teacher Kathryn Shay knows teenagers and puts that knowledge into creating a series about successful women who were once troubled teens.

“Author Kathryn Shay has a gift for boldly presenting challenging life situations that offer no easy solutions. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT once again exhibits Shay's deep compassion for her flawed, yet marvelously portrayed characters....
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Practice Makes Perfect

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Overview

Veteran teacher Kathryn Shay knows teenagers and puts that knowledge into creating a series about successful women who were once troubled teens.

“Author Kathryn Shay has a gift for boldly presenting challenging life situations that offer no easy solutions. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT once again exhibits Shay's deep compassion for her flawed, yet marvelously portrayed characters. A sympathetic, heart-warming tale that presents families, adoptions, and love with beauty and sparkle.” Word Weaving

Paige Kendrick was one of the first residents of Serenity House, a home for troubled teens in the Southern Tier of New York. Pregnant, orphaned, and in charge of her younger sister, Paige was terrified about her future. After giving up her child for adoption, she not only cares for her sister, but becomes a well-respected pediatrician in an upscale practice. Her life is fine until she meets pushy and full-of-himself Ian Chandler, an OB/GYN, who’s starting an inner city clinic. He wants Paige to work with him, deal with teen moms like the one she used to be, and devote her professional time to his project. But when their relationship turns personal, and Ian wants Paige in his bed, and his future, she balks at the commitment. Ian won’t stop, though, until he convinces her they were meant to be together.

"Shay’s novel is a sheer joy for readers looking for a contemporary story with honest-to-goodness issues. Paige comes from a troubled place, and has serious trust issues. Ian has had a much more stable life, but he too finds himself in a lonely place - working through the grief that continues to linger one year after the death of his adoptive parents." The Romance Reader

"Kathryn Shay pens a poignant winner with PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT, Paige Kendrick’s journey from emotionally scarred teenager to an accomplished woman who learns to love, laugh and enjoy life." RT Book Reviews
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Word Weaving
"Author Kathryn Shay has a gift for boldly presenting challenging life situations that offer no easy solutions. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT one again exhibits Shay's deep compassion for her flawed, yet marvelously portrayed characters. A sympathetic, heart-warming tale that presents families, adoptions, and love with beauty and sparkle."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013377271
  • Publisher: Kathryn Shay
  • Publication date: 9/15/2011
  • Series: Serenity House , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 317,819
  • File size: 724 KB

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    interesting contemporary romance

    In 1987 in the newly opened Serenity House for Troubled Girls in Hyde Point, New York, pregnant Paige Kendrick and her sister Jade learn their parents died in a motorcycle accident. Paige immediately goes into labor giving birth to a healthy girl. Paige rejects the baby, refusing to even see or touch the newborn. <P>Fifteen years later Obstetrician Dr. Ian Chandler asks Paige, a pediatrician, to join his new center for unwed mothers and children without any money. At first she refuses as she hates any reminder of where she comes from, but he manipulates Paige into finally joining. As they work close together, they fall in love, but she feels betrayed when he fills out the right to know (RTK) application to locate the infant she gave up years ago. <P>Readers who take pleasure in an interesting contemporary romance starring a scarred lead protagonist will want to read Kathryn Shay¿s latest novel, PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. The story line focuses on the concept that the child becomes the adult as Paige takes plenty of teenage baggage with her into her present life even though she overcomes much to become a doctor. Though her reaction to Ian¿s kind gesture of the RTK application that he never forwarded seems overkill some fans will see even that as a defense mechanism of a hurting soul worth reading about. <P>Harriet Klausner

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