Neonatologist Dr. Martin Connaughton is renowned for his devotion to his tiny patients. And he's also well-known for his irritation with hospital politics.
He finds himself–not for the first time–in conflict with the chief of surgery, who recommends an operation for Martin's newest patient. Martin disagrees–and refuses to back down, no matter how much prestige the operation might bring the hospital.
Catherine Prentice–a single mother who works for the hospital's public relations department–has to get him to change his mind. Her job depends on it....
Especially eminent neurosurgeons who are too busy to attend to their patients. Like Dr. Phillip Barry, who wasn't available the night Jenny, the daughter of Zoe's best friend, was brought to the E.R.
So Zoe marches into Phillip's office. She hasn't spoken to him since they played together as children-she was the daughter of his parents' housekeeper. But the man she confronts isn't the unfeeling, egocentric individual she thought she'd find. He's a single father and a dedicated physician who can't hide the pain he feels at the tragedy of that night.
As Zoe's feelings for Phillip grow, she learns that doctors don't have all the answers. Not even where their own children are concerned.
Award-winning journalist Edie Robinson has come home to help out. But she's back for only a month. Much as she loves her family, that's all she can take of small-town life and her elderly mother's constant complaints: "Why can't you be like your married sister? Why did you buy the single-ply toilet paper? When are you going to settle down? No wonder you're forty and still don't have a husband."
When Edie meets the new school principal, Peter Darling, she's determined to fight the instant attraction she feels. After all, her stay in Little Hills, Missouri, is only temporary, while Peter and his four young daughters are happy with their new home.
But love has a way of changing perspectives. Now Edie's beginning to see her home, her family—and her future—through new eyes.
Suffice it to say, Daisy's childhood had been less than idyllic. It hadn't been easy growing up the daughter of the great Frank Truman—a respected and prolific painter who was not what he'd appeared. Even fifteen years after his death, Daisy is still trying to deal with her mixed feelings, not helped one bit by the arrival of a persistent biographer.
Nicholas Wynne wants to write the definitive account of the artist's life, not stir up old ghosts for Truman's daughter. He'd certainly never intended to fall in love. So what's he going to do with his newfound revelations about Daisy's secret and traumatic past?
Where the blood runs black as oil…
14 Choice Cuts from Alberta’s best crime and genre writers, playing in their own back yard.
Canadian crime at it's best!
Featuring new fiction from:
Jayne Barnard (The Evil Eye Of Africa)
Robert Bose (nEvermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre)
Susan Calder (Deadly Fall)
Dwayne E. Clayden (Crisis Point)
Therese Greenwood (Dead In The Water)
Axel Howerton (Hot Sinatra)
Janice MacDonald (Randy Craig mystery series)
Randy McCharles (The Necromancer Candle)
Brent Nichols (War Of The Necromancer series)
Al Onia (Javenny)
R. Overwater (Tall Tales Of The Weird West)
Sharon Wildwind (Some Welcome Home)
S.G. Wong (Die On Your Feet)
and Kevin P. Thornton (World Enough And Crime)
Now, a widow, Sarah's back in Port Hamilton. And Matt's divorced...
Can the two best friends get past their polar opposite approaches to medicine and Matt's interfering teenage daughter to find love--fifteen years late?