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Forever a Father

(Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach #1)

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“Will you be my dad?”

Ask me anything but that.

Once upon a time, Dr. Daniel Delaney had it all. But he lost it in the blink of an eye, and he won’t let himself fall again—not even for his dedicated new assistant, Keela O’Mara, and her adorable, lonely little girl, Anna. Resisting a starry-eyed four-year-old is tough enough. Denying her perfect, loving single mom may be mo
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Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2018 by Harlequin Special Edition
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Susan
Good book about love, healing, and letting go of the past. Daniel returned to his hometown after his unborn baby died and his wife walked out on him. Now he buries his grief in work as he sets up his new practice, and has decided that falling in love again is not in the cards for him. Even the thought of it brings back the pain of his losses.

Keela is a lovely Irish lass who came to America to marry the father of her daughter. But the man she married wasn't what she thought he was and his betraya
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Amelia
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach miniseries begins with a story about two people who felt betrayed in their previous relationships. Now Dr. Daniel Delaney and Keela O’Mara are very wary of becoming involved with anyone else, and this has them holding back when they come in contact, though there are so many aspects that draw them closer whenever they are together. As the lives of Daniel and Keela keep interconnecting on a professional level, they wonder if seeing each other outside of work is wort ...more
Nas Dean
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
FOREVER A FATHER by author Lynne Marshall is a March 2018 release by Harlequin Special Edition series.

Dr. Daniel Delaney’s heart was in a shut-down mode after the pre-mature birth and death of his daughter and the subsequent leaving of his wife. So when his new assistant, Keela O’Mara asked him to babysit her four year old daughter, he was overwhelmed and out of his depth. How could he look after a baby girl? But then the little girl and her mum broke down all his walls and restraints.

He doesn’t
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Dyan
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this first book in the new Sand Piper series. I enjoyed meeting Dr. Dan, Keela, and Anna. I went into it expecting a normal happily ever after from a Special Edition book and was quite surprised by the ending, really did not expect it... I look forward to reading more Sand Piper books and hope to learn more about Dan and Keelas story.
Connie Saunders
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dr. Daniel Delaney has returned to Sandpiper Beach, California a much different man than when he left. His hopes of a life with his wife and child were suddenly taken away and now all he wants is to get a physical medicine practice established in his hometown. When Daniel hires physical therapist Keela O'Mara he discovers that she is extremely capable as a therapist and very adept with dealing with his sometimes volatile moods. Keela is a young divorced mother who has also been deeply hurt by he ...more
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Romance Is Ageless

Sometimes an event happens that changes your life, breaks the heart to a point of almost no return and takes your outlook on life along a different path. Betrayal and grief can destroy a life – if we let it. Trouble is no matter how strong we are or how determined to get on with the day to day living the memories just will not be silenced. They pop up at the worst possible moments to remind us of what might have been… if only. This is where Daniel is at the beginni
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Helen
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful, sweet and so very heart-warming story, a story that will open the reader up to past hurts and to a journey that brings two people and an adorable little girl together and so deservedly, make yourself comfortable to read this one because you are not going to want to put it down.

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 bac
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Phyllis
Feb 26, 2018 rated it liked it
My review is 3.5 Stars

Forever a Father by Lynne Marshall

I enjoy books with children in them, especially when the author gets their behavior consistent with their ages. Author Lynne Marshall created such a lovable character in Anna, the almost 5-year-old daughter of Keela.

The story was very much about Keela and Daniel (and Anna). While there were quite a few other characters in the book, the majority of the story revolved around just these two and their interactions. I was so glad that their rela
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Becky
Mar 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, contemporary
Forever a Father is a sweet romance about two people who are starting over...but who both have many issues in their past that are standing in their way. Daniel is still reeling from a failed marriage and the loss of a child, which adds an extra layer of angst to his attraction to his assistant, who has an adorable five-year-old daughter. The book is the first in The Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach series, and introduces us to a charming town and family that has two more single sons whose stories are ...more
Lynn Brooks
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Adorably sweet and heart-wrenching all in one! My heart was stolen by a four year old! 🙂 Such a great story! The hero and heroine have both had a hard time with love in the past and carry the scars on their heart each and every day to prove it. Daniel has suffered immeasurable loss and isn’t sure he can heal himself enough to be any good for Keela and Anna … but he sure wishes they could be his! The Delaney family is really down to earth and fun to spend time with, and I’m looking forward to mor ...more
Emma
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
(Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach #1)
“Will you be my dad?”
Ask me anything but that.
Once upon a time, Dr. Daniel Delaney had it all. But he lost it in the blink of an eye, and he won’t let himself fall again—not even for his dedicated new assistant, Keela O’Mara, and her adorable, lonely little girl, a four year old daughter. Resisting a starry-eyed four-year-old is tough enough. Denying her perfect, loving single mom may be more than Daniel can handle
This is Keela O’Mara and Dr. Daniel Delaney's st
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TashNz
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Forever a Father by Lynne Marshall is a Special Edition release for February 2018. Dr Daniel Delaney and Keela (love the name) have both had unhappy and tragic back stories and in addition to Keela's little girl, the three lean to love again.

Lynne Marshall has written a beautiful and emotional story which is solid and moving and delightful all at the same time. I love reading her stories because they take me away from day to day and the emotion is covered so well that I'm completely caught up i
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Jess Lawson
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Forever a Father by Lynne Marshall is a book in The Delaney's of Sandpiper Beach series. Dr. Delaney has been through a tragedy that keeps him from wanting to find love. This makes him want to keep people at an arms length. Somehow his pt assistant Keela is starting to seep under his skin. He doesn't know exactly what is about her and her little girl but they make him want things he didn't think he would ever want again.

This story is a sweet romance and good read.
Janie Evans
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Forever a Father (The Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach) by Lynne Marshall brings us to a series that was just a great read. This story gives us Dr. Daniel Delaney who has lived to a tragedy in his past and closes himself off to life other than work. His new assistant Keela O'Mara and her little girl Anna find a way to break the ice around the bubble he put around himself. SO GOOD.
Dottie
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Marshall has taken Daniel Delaney a Dr. of physical medicine Dr. and Keela O'Mara a Pt and put them working together. Daniel is trying to build his practice and make a living after the death of his child and a wife who walked out. Keela has an almost 5 year old and is trying to make a living to raise her daughter. Sounds like a normal situation in the medical field except working together both find feelings they thought were buried bubble to the surface. Daniel doesn't want to be near Keela' ...more
Vickie Raynor
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
A heartwarming and healing love story that I was immediately absorbed in, right down to the cute little girl. I sense a series coming and would definitely welcome it, as this author never disappoints. Definitely recommend. Book gifted to me.
Bonnie
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Forever A Father a Delaneys Of Sandpiper Beach series by Lynne Marshall. Dr. Daniel Delaney past history, his wife lost a baby at childbirth. Daniel had delivered the baby at home. Then his wife said she didn't love him and left him. Lots of hurt to get over. Keela O'Mara past history, her husband brought her over from Ireland to marry her. Then after their little girl, Anna was born he had an affair and they got a divorce. He blames it all on Keela. He is remarried and still blames Keela when a ...more
Kate Vale
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemp-romance
One of the Delaney Brother's stories, in which Daniel Delaney's new physical medicine practice is going great guns. He's determined to make it a success and doesn't have time for anything else, in particular, not a romance. Not after the loss of the woman he loved and the baby she gave birth to too early for the child to survive. But now on the scene is Dr. Dan's PT, Keela O'Mara, whom his granddad thinks is the woman for Dan.

She thinks so, too, but she's still dealing with a nasty ex-husband, w
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Judyrudy
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Forever a Father is the first book in Lynne Marshall’s new trilogy, The Delaney’s of Sandpiper Beach. I absolutely loved this book. I am partial to reading medical romances and I couldn’t wait to read about Dr. Daniel Delaney. Add in a doctor who has gone through a tragedy along with a nurse with a small child and her own issues and this book was perfect for me.

I absolutely felt Daniel’s pain and how he couldn’t let his past go. We often times don’t see this side to a physician. When a patient
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Cheryl Steckling
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
FOREVER A FATHER by Lynne Marshall
Book 1 of 3 in the Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach Series
Dr. Daniel Delaney had a wife, baby but lost it all and built up walls so he thought no one could break them down.
Then comes along his new assistant, Keela O’Mara and she has a little daughter, Anna, and will she be able to bust down those walls?
Anna is an adorable little 4 yr old who needs a reliable father in her life. She starts to work on him but little steps and finally asks the question of “Will you be
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Dj
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Once upon a time, Dr. Daniel Delaney had it all. The girl, a baby girl on the way, but he lost it in the blink of an eye when his girl had a miscarriage and he delivered baby Emma. He won’ let himself fall again—not even for his dedicated new (physical therapy assistant), Keela O’Mara, and her adorable, lonely little girl, Anna. Resisting a starry -eyed four-year-old is tough enough. Denying her perfect, loving single mom may be more than Daniel can handle. She has her own baggage, an ex-husband ...more
Amanda
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it

What a wonderful story! Daniel and Keela are passionate protagonists who are likable and full of life. I enjoyed the witty banter, the refreshing dialogue and the well-written prose! In summary, Forever a Father by Lynne Marshall is a great start of what surely will be a well-loved miniseries!

Recommended
4 Stars
Lori Weller
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Forever a Father is the first book in the new series by Lynne Marshall. It is entertaining, emotional and full of twists and turns. No books of Lynne's has fallen short of what I expected them to be. I look forward to the next two books in the series. I received a copy of the book from the author but the viewpoint is my own.
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USA Today Bestselling author, Lynne Marshall, used to worry she had a serious problem with daydreaming. Then she discovered she was supposed to write the stories in her head. A late bloomer, Lynne came to fiction writing after her children were nearly grown. Now she battles the empty nest by writing stories which always include a romance, sometimes medicine, a dose of mirth, or both, but always st ...more

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