A sweet, touching novel about secret desires and second chances, set in the intriguing world of sleep medicine.
Dr Cameron Lewis has been running from his past for a long time, so when a career opportunity opens up in his hometown of Brisbane, he takes it as a sign to move home and pick up the pieces of his life. But his vow to never have a child remains steadfast — it’s the one thing he can’t compromise on.
Nurse Stacey Carter has always craved a family of her own, and, following a bitter divorce and the death of her mother, she finally decides to make her dreams come true. She doesn’t need a man to help, but she can’t help thinking that the new doctor in the Sleep Medicine ward might be the ideal alternative...
Always the straightest arrow in a creative family, I left my imagination in the hands of the very skilled authors I grew up reading. After completing a degree in psychology, I moved to beautiful Brisbane, QLD Australia, where I focused on a career as a Sleep Scientist. Two children later, I turned my hand to writing my first romance and was more surprised than anyone to discover I had a very active imagination! Now, I split my time between writing, working as a scientist & mothering my two young children.
I have read A Life Worth Living courtesy of the author pre-publication as her reader. A Life Worth Living is a top book in its genre. Congratulations Amanda on your first publication. I found Cameron a wonderful, endearing hero, the type of man who would make it into every girl's dreams. And since I don't want to give anything away, I'll just say Stacey is someone we all have a little bit of in our hearts.
Posted on Les Romantiques - Le forum du site Reviewed by Fabiola Review Copy from the Publisher
A life worth living is the first book from Amanda Canham. It’s a standalone although her second book, A heart worth mending, takes place in the same hospital. Her new heroes didn’t appear in A life worth living.
I must say that this novel was a very, very good draw. I was interested in the plot and I was not disappointed with the story. The author’s writing is fluent and I read her book in one go because the story was very interesting. Moreover, Amanda Canham succeeded in getting me interested in the past of the hero, Cameron. A past that she reveals late in the novel. For all that, I wasn’t frustrated by the lack of information because the author was also working on the evolution of the feelings between our heroes.
Stacey Carter is divorced and she suffered a lot with her ex-husband’s betrayal. I won’t tell more here and let you discover in which horrible way this man behaved. It’s not about domestic abuse, don’t worry. Consequently to this betrayal, Stacey decided to handle her own life. When she meets Cameron, she is at a turning point of her life and she’s about to realize her dream. She feels immediately a strong attraction for him and decides to avoid him. Cameron is the one who runs after her at the beginning although he doesn’t want a relationship with her. I loved that Stacey and Cameron can’t stay away from each other. However, there are not a lot of hot scenes because the heroes turn around each other for a long time. They are also not well described but that’s not a problem for me. As for our hero’s refusal to get involved, when we know why at last, we understand his point of view and we have such pain for him that we can only forgive his behavior. It’s rare that I find the hero’s behavior so understandable. Stacey and Cameron were also very nice characters.
The secondary characters are not very important in the book. And the setting is well exploited: the story takes place in the Respiratory Infantile Department and the author uses some medical words. Fortunately, they are not very hard to understand.
To conclude, I loved the novel. I loved the way the author wrote her story, the way the relationship evolved between our heroes. And I absolutely loved the last chapter before the epilogue. And yes, I read it before starting the reading of the book. LOL
In short, I recommend the book, especially if you are not afraid of medical field in romance novels.
Do you like medical romance? Then why don't you check out this author. This was the first one of Amanda Canham's books I've read. I really liked it and will be reading more of her books, that's for sure.