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The Reluctant Doctor

By Paula Roberts

Valerie Brant had followed in her father’s footsteps.

Becoming a doctor hadn’t been her dream, but it was expected of her. Practicing with her father at the Central Surgery in Woodhampton simply meant waking up and taking herself off to another part of the house. Often, Valerie spent her time looking out at the gardens her late mother had loved.

Following her mother’s death, Valerie’s father took on more work to help himself through the grief. But Valerie could see this was taking its toll on his health. Eager to help ease the load, she insisted on taking on other doctors…

Richard Grant, a surgeon at the hospital, was the perfect man for the job, especially as Alan Scott, the other doctor at the surgery seemed to be overwhelmed with his own personal problems.

With little desire to socialise, Valerie is consumed with keeping the practice running while keeping the load off her father. But heartache awaits and the effect of it throws Valerie even deeper into the grief she was trying hard to rise above. Meeting Kevin Harley, a surgeon at the hospital, was the only source of life she had … his support was all she needed … but was there more she could offer in return?

A former nurse, Paula Roberts used her extensive experience in hospitals in her medical romance novels. During her life, she penned several successful books including Part-Time Nurse, Case Nurse and Love in Ward Two.

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