Thursday, 25 November 2021

Book Review: Dr Bennett's Babies by Fiona McArthur

 Dr Bennett's Babies
Fiona McArthur
Publisher: Self Published

Publication date: 30th September 2021 
Series: Healing hands - Doctors by Specialty #2 
Genre: Romance
Pages: 195
Price: $5.99AUD (Amazon Kindle) 
Format read: eBook
Source: Courtesy of the author
About the book
Meet Marcus and Tilly in the battle of the birth suites. Can the past that haunts Marcus, the hospital's new obstetrician, be healed by everyone's favourite, midwife Tilly?
My review
Midwife Tilly has sworn off men after two failed romances, she needs a break. Even when her neighbour's good looking nephew comes to stay she tells herself she is definitely not interested. She's happy with a friendship status with Marcus.
When she learns Marcus is the new head obstetrician at the hospital and she doesn't agree with his new birthing policies their friendship status is sorely tested as they clash time and time again.
Dr Bennett's Babies is book #2 in Fiona McArthur's specialists series.  I've enjoyed all of Fiona's medical romance stories that I have read and this is no exception.
McArthur's females are always feisty and passionate about their work and her male characters are strong yet willing to listen and learn. They know what they want and are not afraid to wear their heart on their sleeve. Quite often they are just that tiny bit broken, as Marcus is in this story, and all they need is the support of a strong woman to help them move on from the past. 
There is lots of conflict between midwives and doctors and I can believe this would actually be true in any birthing hospital.
Fiona explores the theme of safe home births and water births with hospital support and backup.
As with all Fiona's midwife books there are a couple of birthing scenes and not all go smoothly. This may be a trigger for some readers. 
I loved the initial conflict between Tilly and Marcus with a light underlying sexual tension. Dr Bennett's Babies is an easy read. I thoroughly enjoyed it and read it in a few hours.
It seems I have read book #2 first but each book is a standalone story.
My rating 4 / 5  ⭐⭐⭐⭐
About the author
Fiona McArthur has worked as a midwife for thirty years. She is the clinical midwifery educator inner rural maternity unit and teaches emergency obstetric strategies while working with midwives and doctors from remote and isolated areas.

Fiona has written more than thirty romances, which have sold over two million copies in twelve languages. She has been a midwifery expert for Mother and Baby magazine and is the author of Aussie Midwives. She has also written the novels Red Sand Sunrise, The Homestead Girls and Heart of the Sky. She lives on a farm in northern New South Wales.

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