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To Bloom or Not to Bloom…

January is normally the heart of winter where I live. A time when the snow falls and when temperatures dip well below freezing. When I’m have to break the ice on my horses’ water buckets. And when, despite my heavy coat and gloves, I shiver…and shiver some more. But this year is different. Sure we’ve had a few cold days, but the temperatures are much warmer than usual.

Tulip tree with its buds

So much warmer that my crocuses are peeking some greenery above the soil, and my tulip tree has buds. Not just small buds, but big ones. Buds that are normally the precursors of flowers.

I’m kind of wondering what the rest of January and February are going to bring. Will we have the normal deep freeze of winter? Or is this a sign of things to come? I’m really hoping my tulip tree decides to hold on a little longer and keeps those blooms hidden!

What about you? If you’re in the northern hemisphere, are your temperatures warmer or cooler than normal? Anyone else out there with some confused plants? And/or confused  people?

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Summer Of Love – Medical romances on sale!


Who’s up for some Summer Loving? The good folks at Harlequin Australia (where it is currently summer) have discounted a bunch of books – including 12 medical romances – for your holiday reading pleasure. Some are 99c, some are $1.99 – bargain or what?

The details of the books are below as well as a link to the page where you can check out ALL the books included in the sale with their associated buylinks!

Doctors In Flight – Meredith Webber

Breaking The Playboy’s Rules & A mother To Make A Family – Emily Forbes

Outback Bride & Single Dad, Outback Wife – Amy Andrews

Career Girl In The Country – Fiona Lowe

Her Holiday Miracle & His Bride In Paradise – Joanna Neil

Falling For Her Mediterranean Boss – Anne Fraser

Italian Surgeon To The Stars – Melanie Milburne

Mediterranean Resuce – Laura MacDonald

Breaking All The Rules – Sue MacKay

Click HERE for the link!

What a way to kick off 2020! So go check it out and get clicking 🙂


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New Year, New Decade!

Wow, is it really 2020? I remember as a kid thinking how far into the future it would be when the new millennium arrived, and how old I’d be! Now it seems that in the blink of an eye, twenty more years have passed. I can hardly believe it.

This past decade brought some events that were painful and difficult for me, and I sometimes still struggle to deal with the deep emotions involved in the losses and stress. There’s something about a new year that brings hope for new beginnings and new things, doesn’t it? And a new decade even more so, which I’m feeling excited about. I’m more than happy to put the 2010s in the rear-view mirror and move forward into a happier place. 🙂

We were lucky enough to ring in the new year with friends in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Here I am wearing fun 2020 glasses, then a sparkly hat by the outdoor fire pit (with much snow behind me!) Two fun parties at a friend’s home that celebrated the new year and birthdays — we had a great time.


Then there was the skiing! Ten inches of snow dumped in two days, and it was just wonderful to ski on the beautiful mountains in such great conditions. Jackson Hole is known to be a challenging mountain, so I insisted on staying on the green and blue runs and not dive onto the black diamonds this year. Due to my broken wrist of a couple years ago, I had barely skied for three years and wanted to get my ski legs back, which I’m happy to say I did. Looking forward to skiing one more time this year with my kiddos in Colorado!



Then it was time to come home and get busy on all the New Year resolutions and goals. Yay! Goodbye Tetons! Until next time…


What did you do to ring in the New Year, and how are you feeling about starting a new decade? Anything you are ready to change, or accomplish, in 2020? xoxo

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How to help Australia fight the bushfires

I was going to write a blog today about resolutions or what 2020 has in store and I wanted to wish everyone a fabulous new year, but all that is kind of lost in the horror of watching the bushfire tragedy unfold for our Australian cousins.

If you have somehow missed the news about the bushfires burning all across Australia then you will find it horrifying to learn about the millions of animals that have perished, the thousands of homes burnt and the human lives lost so far in this fire season.

Temperatures have been cooling over the last few days and that has given the fire fighters a tiny chance to catch their breath, but with no forecast of rain and temperatures due to soar in the next few days things are looking grim.

We have a wonderful family of writers and readers here at Love Is The Best Medicine, many of us live in Australia and/or have family and friends affected by these devastating events. Our hearts are aching for you all and we are sending thoughts and prayers for a quick resolution.

Those of us miles away are watching and feeling helpless. We want to do something to ease your pain. Know we are with you and feel for you.

If you want to show your support by making a donation, below are a list of links to organisations:

New South Wales Rural Fire Service

Queensland Fire and Rescue

South Australia Fire Service

Victoria Country Fire Authority

Salvation Army Disaster Appeal

Australian Red Cross

Port Macquarie Koala Hospital

WIRES NSW Wildlife Rescue

We stand with you in your time of need. As we say in NZ Kia Kaha … Stay strong. XXXX


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New Release January 2020

Happy New Year! I’m pleased to share with you the first new release post of the year and the new decade!


The Nurse’s Twin Surprise by Sue McKay

Will this new beginning…

…lead to her forever family?

ER nurse Molly O’Keefe is starting over! But she isn’t ready to let sexy Dr. Nathan Lupton into her life. Still reeling from her painful past, Molly isn’t sure she can trust her feelings—especially as Nathan wants a family she may not be able to give him. But then their irresistible temptation spills over—and results in a double baby surprise that could bond them together forever!



The Midwife’s Secret Child (The Midwives of Lighthouse Bay) by Fiona McArthur

Torn apart by circumstance…

Reunited by their child…

When doctor Raimondo Salvanelli was forced to walk out of her life, midwife Faith Fetherstone was heartbroken and, unknowingly, pregnant! Her letter to tell him went unanswered, so she dedicated herself to being the best mom she could be. Now Raimondo has returned, having finally discovered he’s a dad! He so wants to be part of their lives, but can he convince Faith to trust him with their daughter’s heart—and her own?

The Midwives of Lighthouse Bay trilogy

Book 1 – A Month to Marry the Midwife
Book 2 – Healed by the Midwife’s Kiss
Book 3 – The Midwife’s Secret Child




 Rescued by the Single Dad Doc by Marion Lennox

“So you’re rescuing me?

Like you’ve rescued three kids and a dog already?”

Life has taught Dr. Rachel Tilding the hard way that she can’t afford to let her guard down—ever! Except her new boss, Dr. Tom Lavery, hasn’t read the memo. He’s known for sheltering all manner of waifs and strays, and Rachel feels uncomfortably like Tom’s latest project! She should be pushing back, but somehow Tom and his boys are starting to heal her wounded heart…



Firefighter’s Unexpected Fling (First Response) by Susan Carlisle

When the best-laid plans…

…go up in smoke!

In this First Response story, with his impending promotion, hotshot fire captain Ross Lawson has no time for romance. Until stunning paramedic Sally Davis starts work at his station… Even if she wasn’t his best friend’s recently divorced sister, a workplace romance is out of the question. But their blazing attraction burns bright and deep and soon becomes one fire Ross might not want to put out!

The First Response Duet

Book 1 – Firefighter’s Unexpected Fling
Book 2 – Pregnant with the Paramedic’s Baby




 Pregnant with the Paramedic’s Baby (First Response) by Amy Ruttan

One-night passion—

To pregnancy bombshell!

In this First Response story, paramedic Kody Davis has kept his heart on ice since losing his wife. He’s careful not to let anyone in, save for his daughter, but he can’t ignore his attraction to his guarded but gorgeous new colleague, Dr. Sandra Fraser. So when one stormy night awakens a dormant passion in them both, they agree it will be one time only—until an unexpected pregnancy changes everything…

The First Response Duet

Book 1 – Firefighter’s Unexpected Fling
Book 2 – Pregnant with the Paramedic’s Baby




A Weekend with Her Fake Fiancé by Traci Douglass

Could her temporary fiancé…

…become her husband for life?

To secure the job of her dreams, midwife Carmen Sanchez needs a fiancé, and fast! Paramedic Zac Taylor should be the last man she asks—there’s nothing fake about the attraction between them! Yet while lone wolf Zac might not be interested in forever, he pulls out all the stops to play fiancé of the year—and their make-believe engagement starts to feel all too real…


We hope you have a fabulous 2020! Happy New Years and Happy Reading!


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We’re taking a break for Christmas!

We’re taking a break from blogging over Christmas and the New Year, but we’ll be back again with the New Releases for January.


We’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU, to everyone who’s contributed to the blog this year – and in particular our wonderful commentators and readers, who always make blogging fun.  We’re enormously grateful to everyone who takes the time to visit us.

And last but by no means least, on behalf of all the Medical Romance Authors – Happy Holidays!  We wish you all the joys of Christmas, and a peaceful, healthy and happy New Year.

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Making a list and checking it twice…

By Susan Carlisle


Santa and I share one habit- we make a list. Actually I make more than one list. I make lists for everything. Writing this blog is on a list. My office is downstairs. If I don’t want to make more than one trip up then I have to make a list of what I need to bring from upstairs down.

Thankfully you won’t find a Christmas list showing here. I have all that one done. Tomorrow my family will be having their Christmas together so I had to get that list done sooner than most. I do have a list for food to prepare and also what I will fix for a few of us on Christmas morning.


One of these is for my office work. Yes, I have edits and writing to do – on not one but two books. Along with a few projects that need to be done. I never mark something off the list until it is completely done. I’m always adding to my list. On this one a ring is covered, the other two I have to do. The chair seats are covered. Part of the HQ outfit is cut out. Blog done!

I also have a list for items that have to be picked up in town. I have already started a list for what I’ll need on a trip in the spring.

These are just a few of the lists I’m working off of right now. Because of the holidays I’m playing catch-up. The best part is marking through the things done and the feeling of accomplishment that comes with it.

Also on my list is to share I have a Christmas book out right now. I will also have a book out in January.

Before I go I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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