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James Herriot meets House in Penny Parkes' frothy and feel-good reads about Larkford's GP Practice. These heart-warming books will delight fans of Katie Fforde, Milly Johnson and Jill Mansell.
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Out of Practice, the first book in the series, introduces the successful GP Holly Graham who relocates to the village with her family as she looks for a more peaceful life. However, her 2-year-old twins are troublesome and her marriage is in tatters... Meanwhile, her new colleagues all have issues of their own - and Holly is distracted from her troubles at home by the delectable Dr Taffy Jones.
Elsie Townsend - a resident celebrity and feisty patient in her 80s - is Holly's favourite patient. She's full of advice and stories that Holly can heed when the Practice is suddenly put under the threat of imminent closure.
'A wonderful setting, characters you care about, a page-turning plot, laugh-out-loud funny. I loved it' Katie Fforde 'Delightfully warm' Jo Thomas Out of Practice is based around a large country medical practice, which proves to be a hotbed of rivalry, resentment and romance - and that's just the doctors. Think James Herriot meets House. Meet married mum of two and successful GP Holly Graham as she relocates her family to join the team at The Practice at Beckerford, hoping to find the peaceful life she craves, despite the chaos that comes with her two year old twins and the troublesome state of her marriage. It will certainly be a challenge to keep her private and professional lives separate in such a tight-knit community. Her colleagues have their own issues to contend with. The gorgeous Dr Dan Carter is struggling with to focus on work and the last thing he needs is any more stress; having his ambitious ex-girlfriend Dr Julia Channing working alongside him isn't really helping. Thankfully, the rather delectable Dr Taffy Jones is on hand to distract Holly from the escalating situation at home. Feisty octogenarian and resident celebrity, Elsie Townsend, is Holly's favourite patient and saving grace. Elsie's inspirational Life Lessons come at the perfect moment, as The Practice is suddenly under threat of imminent closure and Holly rediscovers her voice and her priorities just in time ...
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THE BRAND NEW BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF OUT OF PRACTICE Love and laughter with the residents of Larkford is exactly what the doctor ordered! Dr Alice Walker has become accomplished at presenting a facade to the world - to anyone watching, she is the epitome of style, composure and professionalism. But perhaps it was to be expected that the cracks might begin to show at some point. Thankfully Grace is on hand to offer both friendship and support when it's needed most. Meanwhile, Dr Holly Graham has her hands full both professionally and personally. Planning a wedding with Taffy Jones is challenging enough, even before some surprising news changes everything. At least beloved Larkford resident, Elsie, still has a few tricks left up her sleeve! Dr Dan Carter, on the other hand, has decided to throw himself into his career - the best antidote he's found to unrequited love. When tragedy strikes in the heart of Larkford, Dan makes it his mission to help the community. Praise for Penny Parkes `A wonderful setting, characters you care about, a page-turning plot, laugh-out-loud funny. I loved it' Katie Fforde 'Delightfully warm' Jo Thomas Penny Parkes' first novel, Out of Practice, won the RNA's ROMANTIC COMEDY OF THE YEAR AWARD in 2017.
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THE HILARIOUS AND HEARTFELT NEW NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF OUT OF PRACTICE! The Practice at Larkford has suddenly been thrust under the spotlight - and its nomination as a 'NHS Model Surgery' is causing the team major headaches. Dr Holly Graham should be basking in the glow of her new romance with fellow doctor, Taffy - but she is worried that the team is prioritising plaudits over patients, and her favourite resident, the irreverent and entertaining Elsie, is facing a difficult diagnosis. Add to that the chaos of family life and the strain is starting to show. Dr Dishy Dan Carter's obsession with work is masking unhappiness elsewhere - he can't persuade girlfriend Julia to settle down. It's only as Julia's mother comes to stay that he realizes what she has been hiding for so long. Alice Walker joins the team like a breath of fresh air and her assistance dog Coco quickly wins everyone round - which is just as well, because Coco and Alice will soon need some help of their own. Can they pull together and become the Dream Team that the NHS obviously thinks they are? Out of Practice won the Romantic Comedy of the Year category of the RNA Awards. 'This book has everything: warmth, humour, drama, laughter and a few tears. I wolfed it down' MILLY JOHNSON 'Perfect book for all. This book is simply wonderful and I read it in one sitting. With wonderful characters, a great story line and lots of laughs, I certainly will be recommending this to all my book friends' Netgalley reviewer Praise for Penny Parkes' novels: 'A wonderful setting, characters you care about, a page-turning plot,laugh-out-loud funny. I loved it' KATIE FFORDE 'A pure delight from start to finish' JULIE COHEN 'Delightfully warm' JO THOMAS 'This book was an absolute joy to read from beginning to end. It was so easy to start reading and lose complete track of time. A fantastic debut novel that leaves you wanting more from the Larkford bunch' rachalesreads 'This was a terrific debut ...I will definitely look forward to more books from this author' Rea's Book Reviews 'A great debut novel and a truly delightful read, both laugh-out-loud funny and very touching. A warm and uplifting story of village life, full of lively characters and more than a splash of romance, this is a great book to curl up with on a quiet afternoon - a real page-turner!' Curious Ginger Cat 'A promising debut novel ...I would love to see a return to Larkford, and The Practice, as the author definitely knows her medical writing' Rachel's Random Reads 'I was blown away by the captivating storyline of Out of Practice as well as the fabulous and well-rounded characters ...I will be eagerly awaiting another book by this wonderfully skilled author. I highly recommend Out of Practice for anyone who after a book with a few twists and turns, a story that sizzles with emotion, passion and driving need to love and be loved. A remarkable debut' Sparkly Word
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`A wonderful setting, characters you care about, a page-turning plot, laugh-out-loud funny. I loved it' KATIE FFORDEDr Alice Walker has become very accomplished at presenting a facade to the world - to anyone watching her, she is the epitome of style, composure and professionalism. But as Alice relaxes into life in Larkford and the challenges of training her assistance dog Coco grow ever more demanding, it was only to be expected that the empathetic colleague Grace might be the first to notice the facade was slipping. Meanwhile, Dr Holly Graham is struggling to get her head around the fact that after just one romantic night away in a beautiful woodland tree-house with Taffy, she now has some startling news. They decide to make the sensible decision to put their wedding plans on hold. Beloved Larkford resident, Elsie, still has a few tricks left up her sleeve. She's determined to witness the wedding she has been so instrumental in orchestrating and has secret plans under way for helping her beloved Holly and Taffy. In the midst of all this female bonding and chaos, Dr Dan Carter has completely lost his heart. Can he win over the woman he loves? When a young rider is kicked in the head by an out-of-control horse during a local show, Dan makes it his mission to raise funding and awareness throughout the county about the Air Ambulance and its vital role for rural areas.'Delightfully warm' Jo Thomas Penny Parkes' first novel, Out of Practice, won the RNA's ROMANTIC COMEDY OF THE YEAR AWARD in 2017.
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