This week, I am welcoming back one of my favourite authors, whose writing I have been following almost from the beginning. Author Dean Mayes doesn’t churn out books at a great rate of knots, but when a new title is announced, I just know it is going to be outstanding and will have been well worth the wait …
I would just like to take a moment to thank Dean for his continued support of Fiction Books, it is always a pleasure to receive his emails and know that I have a lovely new story to look forward to reading 🙂
‘THE ARTISAN HEART‘
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.
Dean lives in Adelaide, Australia with his partner Emily, and their two children Xavier and Lucy. An Intensive Care Nurse with over 15 years of clinical experience in adult, paediatric and neonatal medicine, he can often be found lying on a hospital gurney at 3 in the morning with a notebook in hand, madly scribbling ideas while on his break.
Following on from this early success, Dean has written with global recognition and critical acclaim, three novels in differing genres. However for this, ‘The Artisan Heart’, his fourth novel, Dean has returned to his romantic roots, where his journey began.
In 2009, following a chance encounter, Dean met, was signed up and is published by Central Avenue Publishing of Vancouver, Canada. He is represented by Michelle Halket.
Keep up with all Dean’s latest news on his website
Follow Dean on Twitter
Connect with Dean on Facebook
… is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … Your Hosts for ‘Mailbox Monday’
Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’
Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’
Martha of ‘Reviews By Martha’s Bookshelf’
This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… You never know where that next “must read” book will come from!