Practice Makes Perfectby Kathryn Shay
“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
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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay knows teenagers and puts that knowledge into creating a contemporary romance series about successful women who were once troubled teenagers.
“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. When their relationship turns personal, Ian decides he wants Paige in his bed, and his future. But 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." 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
If you like books with reunited childhood friends, troubled teens and finding a soulmate, you might also like A PLACE TO BELONG an AGAINST THE ODDS.
Meet the Author
A NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Kathryn Shay has been a lifelong writer and teacher. She has written dozens of self-published original romance titles, print books with the Berkley Publishing Group and Harlequin Enterprises and mainstream women’s fiction with Bold Strokes Books. She has won five RT Book Reviews awards, four Golden Quills, four Holt Medallions, the Bookseller’s Best Award, Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year and several “Starred Reviews.” Her novels have been serialized in COSMOPOLITAN magazine and featured in USA TODAY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and PEOPLE magazine. There are over five million copies of her books in print, along with hundreds of thousands downloaded online. Reviewers have call her work “emotional and heart-wrenching.”
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Whether she is writing about teachers, firefighters or doctors, Kathryn Shay never fails to deliver. The length of this book allows the reader to truly see the development of trust grow between the two protagonists who are doctors and who share much. A beautiful love story once again!
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. 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. 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. Harriet Klausner