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Returning to Me

Elaine Ritter is a physical therapist who’s perfected the art of pretending all is well, even when it isn’t. Two years ago her life changed in an instant when the person she relied on the most, her older sister, died suddenly. That was the day she transformed from fun-loving aunt to insecure mother of her two-year-old nephew. Since then, Elaine’s built a life that is orderly and predictable with her son at the epicenter.

When Elaine meets flirtatious photojournalist, Brent, she begins to wonder if she can be the mother her son needs and also the independent woman she misses. With his charm chipping away at her exterior, she lets her guard down a little, but keeps the traumatic details from her childhood a secret. Being more open, she finds her tentative friendship with play-date partner and fellow single parent, Nate, also deepening.

Elaine is caught between both men when a ghost from her past resurfaces asking about her sister. With her carefully constructed life falling to pieces, she questions the futility of being vulnerable when the walls she’s created are looking very comfortable. Protecting her family is more important than ever, but is it worth her own chance at happiness?

Letters From My Mother

After three difficult years, Emilie Hunt is finally starting over in a city that doesn’t haunt her with memories of the past. She has worked tremendously hard to become a stronger version of herself and to return to the career she loves, taking care of others as a registered nurse. Her one rule is that she’ll never set foot in an emergency department again.

Well versed in heartbreak, cardiothoracic surgeon Colin Abernan is wheeling from his father’s unexpected death when he starts a new position in Boston. Transitioning to a new city is nothing new for Colin, but adjusting to his new reduced work hours is. Suddenly he has too much time to think about everything he’s lost and his coworker who accidentally maced him in the Commons.

Weaving through the heart pounding medical drama which is their day to day existence with codes, heart attacks, OR disasters, a new mother receiving a heart transplant, and inappropriate patients behaving badly, Emilie and Colin learn that if they can overcome the fear stemming from their own personal losses, they might find solace and even happiness in each other.

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As her daughter starts the next chapter in her life, she realizes it is time to start hers. A story of mother-daughter relationships, new beginnings, and evaluating what you will take with you when everything changes.

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