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The Courage to Try Again

What do you do when your dreams for tomorrow happen today? John Forster's plans to eventually be a father hit high gear when he's granted custody of his little girl. Although he does his best, it's soon clear she needs help adjusting to this small Australian town. Fortunately, there's one person with the right skills to assist - Katie Henning. Too b

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Mass Market Paperback, Harlequin Superromance #1808 Larger Print, 368 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Harlequin Superromance (first published January 1st 2012)
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Susan
Very good, very emotional book. John brings his daughter back to Australia after her mother dies. He hadn't expected to be thrown into fatherhood and feels like he's in over his head. Katie is the perfect person to help, but they have to overcome their past first. Seven years earlier they had had a disagreement over her treatment options when she had cancer. He walked away in hopes of it forcing her to see things his way. Since then neither one has been able to move on. Now Katie is trying to ...more
Nicola Marsh
Reading To Be a Family was like sitting down with old friends and having a cuppa on a winter's day: pure comfort.

Joan Kilby writes great realistic characters with solid conflicts they work through to reach their HEA.

I loved how she wove Balinese traditions throughout the book (Tuti was adorable!)

John the hero was a lovely combination of alpha male exterior yet pure beta on the inside.

Katie the heroine had many issues to work through and the resolution was oh-so-satisfying.

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Jess
I wish I had known this was a breast cancer book before reading it, but overall, I thought that it dealt with serious issues in a plausible way. Tuti was a pretty adorable child though she might have veered a little bit into plot moppet status. A good second chance love story.
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Feb 20, 2013 Latte rated it did not like it
I really did not care for the characters - two immature people that barely grow up at the end of the book.
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Joan Kilby is the award-winning author of thirty contemporary romance novels. Originally from Canada, Joan studied to be a marine biologist and worked for many years in the field of environmental biology. In mid-life she returned to her first love--writing--and never looked back. These days Joan lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three children. She loves to cook and grows her own ...more
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