The Pregnant Virgin

The Pregnant Virgin

by Anne Eames

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459213395
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 06/20/2011
Series: The Baby Bank , #1283
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,219,579
File size: 495 KB

About the Author

Valerie Parv didn't have your usual introduction to romance writing. While admitting to always having been a romantic who enjoyed reading romance novels, she didn't actually try to write one until she was well-established as an author of nonfiction and a newspaper columnist in Australia.

It was a book on plumbing that finally turned the tide, after she had some 18 nonfiction books published under her own name. "Researching a book about plumbing was so unsatisfying that I decided it was time to try writing something I loved", she confesses.

She says she is glad she didn't know how competitive and demanding it was going to be, otherwise I might not have been so confident. Luckily for romance readers, she wrote the kind of story she wanted to read, and that was almost 50 novels ago. Since then she has been a fan favorite with books under the Harlequin, Mills & Boon, and Silhouette imprints.

Valerie is happily married to Paul, her husband of nearly 30 years and says they are as romantic toward each other as they were at the beginning. As a former crocodile-hunter-turned-cartoonist who has illustrated some of Valerie's nonfiction books, "Paul is perfect hero material", she says. After many years of living in Sydney, they recently moved to Australia's capital city, Canberra, where they are surrounded by over half a million trees, making it the most beautiful city in the country.

"I wanted the best of both worlds", says Valerie. "I love the cultural and intellectual stimulation of living in a city, but I also want the beauty and tranquillity of the country where I can imagine my love stories and bring them to life on paper".

Canberra has a thriving writing community and Valerie is already well-known there, having lectured on romance writing at the University of Canberra and given workshops at the Canberra Writers' Center.

With no children of her own, Valerie is happy to play surrogate mother to her two rent-a-kids, Amelia and Nicholas, and to her agent's delightful two-year-old twins, Kate and Eliza. "There I go again with the best of both worlds", she says. "I get all the fun of having children without any of the hard bits, a bit like the babies in my books!"

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The Pregnant Virgin 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very sweet romance! A must buy! Adorable characters!
Spayne731 More than 1 year ago
I liked the ideal of this story and I liked that when you read the title you think "right like that would happen" but once you actually get into the story, you understand why it would be titled that so it was very nice. A bit short if you ask me but all in all, a very cute and nice story with a very nice ending.
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Best-selling author Anne Eames delivers another of her patented delightful romances with her latest literary offspring, 'The Pregnant Virgin.' Eames introduces her readers to a charming new couple in the form of prospective parents, the headstrong Ali Celeste and her handsome doctor-beau, Brad Darling. Already a doting aunt, Ali knew she was ready to have a little one of her own, and in her work at Detroit's Midtown Hospital's Fertility Clinic she knew how easy it would be to accomplish her goal of becoming pregnant, even though there was no one special in her life. No one, that is, until Brad Darling enters the picture. Brad Darling is struggling to get by during his tenure of medical residency and has no plans or time for love or a family. Financially strapped, he visits the sperm bank at the hospital where he works to become a donor. Little did he know he would meet the angel of his dreams in the celestial Ali Celeste. Sparks flew. But when, after only a few dates and one sensuous encounter, the virginal Ali announces she is pregnant with his child, love definetly takes a u-turn for Dr. Darling. Will he come to his senses in time to make a life and future with Ali and their soon-to-be-born son? This first book in Silhouette's new 'The Baby Bank' series, Eames' charming story sets the tone for what promises to be a funfilled, love-enhanced series. Filled with romance and humor, Eames' 'The Pregnant Virgin' is a wonderful read. Bring on the Babies!