Midwife Mabel Antonoff is used to catching babies at short notice—just not in a busy hardware store, and definitely not alongside her high school ex. She could’ve happily gone another decade without seeing Sam Strauss, but she needs a pair of hands, and his are steady. As the ambulance leaves and the local media closes in, Mabel realizes they’re going viral—and it’s the perfect opportunity to promote her midwifery program.
Sam’s international aid career took him to the most dangerous places in the world, but he was only a block from his D.C. apartment when a distracted driver grounded his travels. Injured and off-balance, he retreats to his hometown to help sell his grandparents’ house. He wants silence and solitude—not a frenzied media tour, and absolutely not an extra minute with the ex-girlfriend who stirs up long-buried regrets.
Sam owes her, and Mabel’s determined to use their newfound fame for good—even if it means fueling speculation about their relationship. But as Rosh Hashanah nears, Mabel begins to wonder if it’s bad luck to start the new year on false pretenses…
Orchard Hill Scores Again!
This novel features an ex- boyfriend, a simmering romance, and a satisfying HEA. Sam is back in town, coming to midwife Mabel’s aid as she helps deliver a baby in the aisle of the local hardware store. He broke her heart 12 years ago, but they agree to capitalize on their 15 minutes of fame together. Friends from previous books, (Josh&Ellie, Eva &Saul) join the couple as they figure out how to navigate this new relationship. Loving the natural way childhood friends support each other throughout the series. It is part of the Orchard Hill series. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.