A Father's Dying Wish . . .
After Dr. Hannah Shaw’s four-year-old daughter is released from the hospital following a serious bout of pneumonia, graduating from her medical residency is anticlimactic. When a deathbed letter arrives from a father she’s never met—or wanted to meet—offering a free, two-week vacation on Polaris Island, Hannah is skeptical, but decides the timing couldn’t be more perfect. What better way to relax and recharge before staring her new job as a family practitioner in St. Louis?
Marine biologist, Luke Baldwin, provides whale watching tours to subsidize his research on the island, keeping his distance from the tourists after tragically losing his girlfriend a year ago. Yet the moment he sees Hannah and Bree, he finds he can’t stay away. In no time at all, the little girl, and her stunning mother wiggle their way into his heart.
Hannah feels instantly at home in the small town and enjoys every aspect of life on the island. Bree even loves fishing! One medical catastrophe after another has her reimagining her future as a physician on the island. Until the truth about her father and her need to protect Bree from heartbreak bring reality crashing in.
With her trust shattered into tiny pieces, Hannah isn’t sure which way to turn. Will she allow Luke to guide her on the path to everlasting love?
About the Author
Like many of my characters in North Pole, I was also born and raised in a small town near Fairbanks. Although most of you probably think that’s at the end of God’s earth, I wouldn’t live anywhere else. Romance doesn’t happen in our town as reliably and adorably as it does in my fictional series, but still a wonderful place.
Most of my time is spent writing and raising two fabulous kids (does anyone ever say they’re raising totally average children?), but I also love cooking, needlework and old movies (got to survive the long, dark winters here somehow!). My wonderful husband and my beautiful husky Apache take up the rest of my day. I love reading romance and women’s fiction of all kinds, and will throw a good mystery in once in a while just because I can.