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The Artisan Heart
The Artisan Heart

The Artisan Heart

FICTION

384 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Mobipocket, EPUB, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.99 (US $15.99) (CA $20.99)

Publication Date: September 2018

ISBN 9781771681421

Rights: WOR

Central Avenue Publishing (Sep 2018)

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Overview

A moving romance set in the mountainside of southern Australia

Hayden Luschcombe is a brilliant paediatrician living in Adelaide with his wife Bernadette, an ambitious event planner. His life consists of soul-wrenching days at the hospital and tedious evenings attending the lavish parties organized by Bernadette. When an act of betrayal coincides with a traumatic confrontation, Hayden flees Adelaide, his life in ruins. His destination is Walhalla, nestled in Australia's southern mountains, where he finds his childhood home falling apart. With nothing to return to, he stays, and begins to pick up the pieces of his life by fixing up the house his parents left behind. A chance encounter with a precocious and deaf young girl introduces Hayden to Isabelle Sampi, a struggling artisan baker. While single-handedly raising her daughter, and trying to resurrect a bakery, Isabelle has no time for matters of the heart. Yet the presence of the handsome doctor challenges her resolve. Likewise, Hayden, protective of his own fractured heart, finds something in Isabelle that awakens dormant feelings of his own. As their attraction grows, and the past threatens their chance at happiness, both Hayden and Isabelle will have to confront long-buried truths if they are ever to embrace a future.

Reviews

"Dean Mayes clearly cares deeply about his characters, and his dedication to them shines through. I highly recommend this tale." —Long and Short Reviews (Gifts of the Peramangk)

"...a great read that was fascinating medically and had great character development..." —Manhattan Book Review (The Recipient)

Author Biography

The author of three novels and an Intensive Care Nurse, Dean Mayes returns to his romantic roots with a heartwarming story about starting over and rediscovering love, set in the former gold mining town of Walhalla, Australia, where he spent much of his own childhood.