"Great contemporary romance"
With one year to go in her residency, Dr. Delaney Poole
visits Harp Cove, Maine for the first time because she
wants to practice medicine there. The town with its winter
population of five thousand seems perfect to Delaney. So
she prays that the National Health Service agrees to allow
her to pay off her medical debt to them by assigning her
there for three years following completion of her
residency. Perhaps it is her elation over the town, but
Delaney shares an intimacy with Sailboat Jack.
One year later, Delaney and her infant Emily return so
that the former can set up her medical practice. However,
she is stunned when Jack Shepard of Sailboat Jack fame
enters her office due to an accident he just suffered. She
is shocked to learn he is not from Cape Cod, but a local
who happens to be her landlord as well as her baby's
father. Unable to cope, Delaney begins a series of
fabrications that soon prove the adage 'oh what a web we
weave when we first deceive' especially when love further
obfuscates the situation.
Any novel that can include a reference to the Silver
Surfer has to be admired even if MAYBE BABY requires reader
acceptance on why Delaney escalates her house of lies.
Once taking that leap, readers will find the humorous story
line quite genial even with its serious undertone that
rural America needs doctors. The lead couple is an
alluring duo in spite of the mendacious Delaney's growing
fears of discovery. Elaine Fox furnishes the audience a
lively contemporary romance.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 16, 2001