Sweet to eat and sweet to read!

One of my favourite events happens in March. With a surname like O’Connor you’d think it would be St. Patrick’s Day. Nope! It’s Maple Madness. Spanning the last two weeks of March every year, our local conservation area hosts a deliciously sweet celebration of tapping maple trees for – you guessed it, maple syrup. You can hike the two-kilometre trek to the sugar bush or hitch a ride on a tractor-pulled wagon. They’ve set up an interactive walk through the forest that details the history of maple syrup collection back in time when sap was collected in buckets tapped into trees and then boiled in large open kettles up to the modern-day system of tubing strung from tree to tree. The sap is syphoned back to the sugar shack where it’s boiled down and concentrated. There is also an enthusiastic group of volunteers who fry up hundreds of pancakes each year – topped with warm maple syrup, of course. We’ve gone every year from the time I carried the babies in snugglies under my coat until they were old enough to want two – or three – servings of pancakes. It’s always been a sweet, fun, spring tradition in our house!

If you’re looking for a fun, sweet book to read this spring, the Dr. Brogan Corkie Matchmaking Doctor series would hit the spot!

In Don’t Drop the Baby, Dr. Lauren Kane is temporarily caring for her nephew, and when his regular babysitter falls ill, she calls newly retired Brogan Corkie for help. Brogan, physician-turned-chef, has committed to looking after her friend’s relative who is recovering from an accident, but can easily do both. Turns out, Brogan’s “patient” is Ross Skye, billionaire owner of BabyCare and Lauren’s ex-beau, and Lauren isn’t too happy to be flying in his orbit again. The things we do for family!


A bit about Don’t Drop the Baby ~

Dr. Brogan Corkie is happily semi-retired from medicine and now has time for other hobbies. Her passion for food is second only to her skill at matchmaking!

Ross Skye, owner of BabyCare, a high-end line of baby merchandise, is injured in an accident, and Brogan uses her cooking, medical – and matchmaking – skills to help him out. Dr. Lauren Kane is taking care of her nephew for two weeks, and Brogan agrees to babysit while Lauren is at work.

Two years ago, Ross and Lauren dated. At that time, Lauren wanted kids, but Ross wasn’t keen. Now the tables have turned, and Ross is trying to convince Lauren that they’d make an awesome parenting team. Brogan suggests they test drive parenthood by looking after a simulated baby for a week – a computerized version that eats, sleeps, wets, and cries. Ross and Lauren experience the “joy” of having a newborn firsthand, and the bar is set pretty low. Their first goal is: don’t drop the baby. The second goal is to find out if their love for each other will survive the test of…parenting.


Don’t Drop the Baby – only 99cents! Here’s the buy link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0847SFBFV


Award-winning author Linda O’Connor started writing romantic comedies when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at a local home décor store. Her books have enjoyed bestseller status. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic. She shares her medical knowledge in fast-paced, well-written, sexy romances – with an unexpected twist. Her favourite prescription to write? Laugh every day. Love every minute.

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