The Gift of Love
Laurel, a slightly impulsive pediatric nurse who spent her early years in foster care, dreams of having a family, six children. There are no men in the dream. Laurel doesn't just dream. She has a plan: stop her stepsister's compulsive hoarding, clear out mountains of paper engulfing every room, and sell the old house that is pushing her toward bankruptcy. As a last resort, she raids her retirement fund to go to a conference on the latest treatment for compulsive hoarding.
Andrew, the grandson of a Father Baker Boy and now a psychiatrist, is never impulsive. A reticent, austere man, he limits his interactions with people to his work. About to leave to participate in a conference, he suddenly finds himself the reluctant caretaker of a two and a half-year-old boy who is mute.
When they first meet, a series of unfortunate events cause Laurel to view Andrew as arrogant, rude, but disturbingly attractive, and Andrew to view Laurel as a dangerous distraction to be avoided. Faced with a crisis, they are forced to work together but will they be able to put aside their protective armor and trust each other enough to let love in?
About Eris Field (Buffalo, New York Author)
Eris Field was born in the Green Mountains of Vermont. As a seventeen year old student nurse at Albany Hospital, Eris met a Turkish surgical intern she would later marry. He told her fascinating stories about the history of Turkey, the loss of the Ottoman Empire, and forced population exchanges, tragically similar to today's refugees. After they married and moved to Buffalo, Eris worked as a nurse at Children’s Hospital and at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
While amassing rejection letters for the short stories she wrote, Eris earned her master’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing at the University at Buffalo. Later, she taught psychiatric nursing at the University and wrote a textbook for psychiatric nurse practitioners.
Now, Eris writes novels, usually international, contemporary romances. Her love of the South Towns of Western New York, her interest in history, and her experience in psychiatry become a part of each of her stories. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Western New York Romance Writers. In addition to writing, Eris’ interests include : Violence against Women, Honor Killings, eradicating female genital mutilation, supporting the Crossroads Springs Orphanage in Kenya for children orphaned by AIDS, and learning more about the old cities of the world.