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*Read Book Í A Baby for the Flying Doctor ó Outback Flying Doctor Phemie Grainger Prides Herself On Being Cool, Calm And Capable Until A Chance Encounter With Her Professional Idol, Renowned Emergency Doctor Gil Fitzwilliam, Throws Her Into Turmoil As A Carrier Of A Genetic Condition, Phemie S Always Known That She May Never Enjoy The Joys Of Love, Marriage And Children But As She Starts Falling For Gil S English Charm, The Sweetness Of His Kisses, Even The Sadness She Sees In His Eyes, Phemie Can T Help Wondering If, With Gil By Her Side, Her Dreams Of Holding Her Very Own Baby Might One Day Come True I have to say straight up I m not the target audience for this book I borrowed it from a friend to read for the 2012 Australian Women Writers Challenge, thinking it would be a quick read and might help bring me up to 50 by the end of the year Life got in the way, and I only finished it today January 2, 2013 It s not the first HMB Australian medical I ve read years ago, I enjoyed reading a couple by Marion Lennox set in Tasmania While this one isn t up to Lennox s standard, it does have an interesting aspect to recommend it SPOILER AHEAD The story like all good Harlequin Mills Boons HMBs centres around the hero and heroine, two doctors who specialise in Emergency Medicine They meet on a transcontinental train on the way to a conference where one, the English hero, Gil, will be the key note speaker The heroine, Euphemia, is a doctor with the Royal Flying Doctor Service RFDS who has escaped to live life in the Outback after devoting her childhood and young adulthood to helping care for a brother with Down s Syndrome As a teenager, Eupehmia or Phemie, as she s known had genetic testing and discovered herself to be a carrier of the translocation trisomy 21 chromosome the defective chromosome usually related to children being born with Down s p61 What makes this story stand out from other HMB romances is the conflict which threatens to prevent Gil and Phemie getting together happily It s not just the fact he is a career doctor from the other side of the world, although that is an issue More importantly, it s that Phemie doesn t want to risk having children she fears subjecting her child to the kind of life she led in the shadow of a sibling with Down s Having a heroine who doesn t want to fall pregnant is a risk for Clark, because, without careful handling, Phemie could seem unsympathetic By making Phemie protective of her unborn healthy child, Clark ensures Phemie retains the romance reader s sympathy But she also goes one step further and earns my admiration Phemie admits, much and all as she loves her brother, she s not sure she s up to the sacrifices required of a parent of someone with Down s Clark manages to resolve Phemie s conflict in a believable and yes, happy way How By hedging her bets arranging for an adoption and having Phemie fall pregnant with the hinted possibility of genetic testing in utero Phemie and Gil will become parents, possibly of a biologically healthy child or possibly only of an adopted child It s a happy ending, yes, but one that touches on what I d have thought would be a taboo subject for HMB novels the possibility of termination.So why haven t I given it stars The written expression lets it down cliches abound It s symptomatic, I think, of the time HMB authors are given to write their books some are asked to write three or four books a year It s not much time to craft and hone the language but, even so, some of Clark s clangers are unforgivable and do nothing to elevate the genre s reputation of being the domain of hack writers.Who will enjoy it HMB regular readers and students of romance interested in topics that push the genre s boundaries Lucy Clark is actually the pen name for a husband and wife team. I really liked this book I liked how it was not just about the characters but presented the medical side some too I like medical romances for the same reason I like suspense books They have page turning events and show a side of medicine that I know nothing about, it educates me in a way I also like the way the author presented the feelings and emotions linked with a family that has a member with a disability It opened my eyes to the things that some people have to live with and made me thankful for my healthy family, even if it isn t happy all the time Enjoy