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Emma Lewis has a lot on her plate. The single mother of two precocious twin boys, the last thing Emma needs is a man in her life, especially a doctor. So when the town's doctor goes on vacation and his handsome nephew takes over, Emma is shocked to not only find him standing in her bedroom, but accusing her of being a neglectful parent.

Clint Preston came to Westen for the year to fill in as the town doc while his uncle took a long-needed vacation. Clint also needed a sense of peace and calm to try to find his passion for medicine burned out by long shifts in an urban hospital's ER. Angered to find two boys in his clinic with broken wrists and no accompanying parent, he is determined to confront their mother. The feisty redhead he meets quickly dispels his belief that she's a neglectful mother, but he can see her situation is more critical than she wishes to face and finds himself volunteering to help care for her sons and the remodeling of her home.

As Emma and Clint forge a relationship, a menace from Emma's past threatens her and her sons. Clint and Emma join forces to prevent the loss of either boy and the love they've discovered in each other's arms.

Contains mature themes.

©2013 Suzanne Ferrell (P)2019 Tantor

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Neither acorn falls far from the tree...

I've owned this book in print for some time and always loved the story. I was pleased to find it in audio and immediately purchased it. This is a heartwarming story of mistaken first impressions, snap judgments, and the intricacies of the precocious reasonings of small children. It is also the heartbreaking story of dealing with Alzheimer's and the crushing responsibilities of being a single mother in a small town...a single mother with a particularly NASTY ex-husband. You'll cheer for Emma as she struggles to deal with everything on her plate. You'll also root for Clint once he gets his head out of his rear end. You'll also snicker at the antics of the twins. We're introduced to a number of secondary characters that will have their own stories down the road...each of them dealing with their own problems as best they can. All in all, this is an amazing story and you'll enjoy it immensely. It certainly doesn't disappoint

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Frustrating females

I’ve read a lot of Suzanne’s books and always enjoy the excited edge she brings to her storylines. This book was just a little flat in the excitement arena. Combine that with the ridiculously frustrating heroine and I almost wish I had skipped it. Her level of anger and angst was something I would expect of a teenager. She rightfully had anxiety, anger, and depression but the way she handled it didn’t feel sincere for someone of her age and love experience. Hero was beyond patient with her and I’m not convinced in a real life scenario that someone would think she was worth it. However the town, the people and the males in the story did help, and were very endearing. I’m curious to watch their lives develop so I will push on to the next story with bated breathe that it gets better.