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Forever a Father (The Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach) Mass Market Paperback – February 20, 2018
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From the Author
I'm so happy to share mytwenty-fifth Harlequin book, Forever aFather, the launch book for The Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach trilogy. Inbook one, I introduce Daniel Delaney, the eldest brother, and Keela O'Mara, ayoung lady from Ireland who works for him. The more I got to know Daniel andKeela, the more I rooted for them and their happily-ever-after. If any coupledeserved it, they did, but both had been disillusioned by love and have theemotional scars to prove it.
As Keela's boss, Daniel is aware hewalks a fine line if he lets his attraction to his employee get out of hand.He's starting a new business, and he needs her expertise to keep things runningsmoothly. That should be all. Enter Keela's four-year-old daughter, Anna, andDaniel's eighty-five-year-old grandfather, Padraig, and things really getcomplicated. With the beautiful Sandpiper Beach as a backdrop, and a predictionfrom a fortune cookie, Daniel and Keela begin to tiptoe toward the L word, and in so doing, help eachother conquer their heartache.
Now settle in and meet the family:Padraig, Maureen (Mom), Sean (Dad) and brothers Daniel, Mark and Conor. TheDelaneys may run the third-best hotel in Sandpiper Beach, but where family,love and loyalty are concerned, they're hands-down number one.
And if you didn't know, I lovehearing from readers! Go to lynnemarshall.com, where you can sign up for anoccasional newsletter and keep up with all the latest info and contests.
Thanks for reading,
Text Copyright © 2018 by Lynne Marshall HARLEQUIN®SPECIALEDITION
From the Inside Flap
Keela had never seen her daughter smile so much.
Every time she watched "Doctor Dan"with Anna, Keela's heart warmed and her thoughts wandered to a secret andspecial place.
Suddenly, he got serious and turnedto Anna. "Maybe it's time you dropped the doctor part and just call me Dan?" Heglanced at Keela, as if to get her approval about letting Anna call him that.She nodded.
Hugging the stuffed otter Danielhad bought her at the aquarium, Anna grinned. "I'm going to name him Dan."
"Wow, you're naming a toy after me?I've finally arrived."
Anna hugged Daniel. The real one."Because I love you."
The room went momentarily silent.Stunned into silence was more like it. Keela could see Daniel struggling withhow to respond to such a spontaneous declaration. Where she wasn't ready to saythe word, her daughter fearlessly exclaimed it. Love! Clearly it rattled him--itrattled her, too--and he wasn't sure what to say or do.
After a pause, with a serious andkind expression on his face, Daniel reached for Anna's shoulder. "You knowwhat, Anna-bug, I love you, too."
THE DELANEYS OFSANDPIPER BEACH: A family business with room to grow...
Text Copyright © 2018 by Lynne Marshall HARLEQUIN®SPECIALEDITION
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After his life plans changed because of an unforeseen event, Dr. Daniel Delaney decided to return to his hometown and open a clinic for physical medicine. He is glad when new patients come to his practice located in the coastal town of Sandpiper Beach, California, and the physical therapist whom he hired is very capable. Keela O’Mara even puts up with his frequently cranky behavior, which Daniel knows is not deserved yet she never complains.
There are moments when painful memories haunt him, so the doctor tries to keep his focus on business and stay busy. One afternoon, the young daughter of Keela ends up spending some time with Daniel at work, and though he is not thrilled about the interruption in his plans, the lively four-year-old is easy to entertain. Now if he could just stop thinking about the girl’s mother whenever their paths cross, his days would be greatly improved.
Often, an individual has a difficult time moving on after being deeply affected by an agonizing incident. While Keela may not be ready to let a man back into her life just yet, she does get much pleasure from raising her daughter, Anna, and also now has steady work. Daniel is excited with how his new clinic is growing, but bad past recollections keep him from ever feeling truly happy. As facts are gradually disclosed about what occurred to these two before they met, I came to understand what caused many of their reactions to certain situations. What Daniel and Keela have experienced is very true-to-life, and Lynne Marshall takes them on a soul-searching journey filled with unexpected revelations.
I laughed when circumstances were lighthearted, and several moments when Anna is featured were especially cheerful. The conduct of this little girl had me smiling often, as the author made her charmingly convincing. There were also some serious events in the story, and I was touched by the sincerity portrayed by Daniel and Keela during any somber times. FOREVER A FATHER is exceedingly realistic, as every detail is believable. I quickly became caught up this couple’s quest to find lasting joy, and I thought their numerous emotional entanglements could actually happen to someone. There is another book about Daniel’s intriguing brother coming out next, and it sounds particularly interesting.
I voluntarily reviewed the book, and these comments are my honest opinion
Dr Daniel Delaney thought life was fabulous he had all that he wanted and then gone, just like that and it hurt, so he has decided that falling in love again is not going to happen and he has moved back home to Sandpiper Beach close to his family and started his own practice and all is going great but he needs to keep his mind on the job and not is Irish assistant Keela O’Mara and her daughter Anna.
Keela O’Mara came to America when she fell for American Ron they married had a daughter and then everything fell apart, so now Keela and Anna are living in Sandpiper Beach happily and Keela loves her job as a physical therapist in the new practice run by the gorgeous Dr Delaney, but like Daniel, Keela feels that Anna and her job are the most important things but sparks will fly and try to connect people.
This is a very moving story the emotions fly from the pages the characters are real and loveable the Delaney family are the best, Daniel and Keela are just perfect for each other and Anna what an adorable child she adds so much to the story. Seeing Daniel overcome his fears about being a father and falling in love again and Keela opening up again to a man this time a man who will love her as she deserves and Daniel being loved so much in return. This is the first in a series another bonus I am looking forward to Mark and Conor’s stories, thank you MS Marshall for a fabulous story.
This is a story that has believable characters dealing with very realistic situations. Many of us have been betrayed by people we loved and trusted. Feeling an attraction for an employer or co-worker happens often but acting on it is often discouraged by office policies and becoming involved with someone with children can be both frustrating and rewarding. So the reservations that Daniel and Keela each experience and the pain and sadness from their past relationships are very realistic and they make their possibility of a life together seem slim indeed! The bright spot in both their lives lies in the joy and happiness that four year old Anna eagerly shares with her Mommy and Dr. Dan.
Author Lynne Marshall has created a heartwarming story that is filled with the promise of romance, the possibility of a lasting love and the joy that comes from family. "Forever A Father" is the first book in her new series titled 'The Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach'. I look forward to reading more about Daniel and his two younger brothers.
I voluntarily reviewed this book and all comments are my honest opinion.