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Book Review: Dear Love Doctor

Reviewed By: Harriet Klausner

[5 stars]

Dear Love Doctor     Amazon US PB Amazon Canada PB
Hailey North
Class/Genre:   Romance
Avon, Jun 2001, $5.99, 384 pp.

The desperate woman writes to the New Orleans Crescent Love Doctor for advice because her beau Hunter James is restless and beginning to drift. The Love Doctor responds to "Loyal but Lonesome in Ponchatoula" that her relationship is "diagnosis terminal" as her boyfriend is unable to commit. Outraged, Hunter wants to confront this mumbo jumbo love doctor because he sees it differently. He feels he never has met the right one yet.

Hunter meets Daffodil Landry, a socialite who is considered by New Orleans high society as a serial engagement breaker. Attraction springs up immediately, but Hunterís business partner warns him that Daffy is a heart breaker. Still Hunter and Daffy explore their relationship, which is turning into love, but she fears how he will react when he learns she is the notorious Love Doctor.

DEAR LOVE DOCTOR is an amusing romantic romp starring two engaging protagonists. The plot is fun because of the reactions to the growing awareness between Hunter and Daffy that this time something different is in the air. The secondary cast provides depth so that the audience better understands the past of the lead duet. Hailey North has written a charmer loaded with mirth that will delight readers.

Harriet Klausner

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