Sophie’s Path by Catherine Lanigan

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Sophie's PathSophie’s Path
(Shores of Indian Lake #6)
Catherine Lanigan
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
July 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Her choice. His consequences.

Nurse Sophie Mattuchi has seen a lot of angry patients in the ER, but no one’s ever rattled her like Jack Carter. He has no right to blame her for his friend’s death. Sophie did everything she could. Didn’t she? Yet his accusations sting, and that sets off all kinds of internal alarms. She’s never cared this much about any man’s opinion of her. But Jack is different. He stirs up feelings. Strong feelings. Guilt. Anger. Attraction. Curiosity. Sympathy. Sophie’s definitely not interested in Jack, but even if she was, he’d never forgive her for the decision she made that night in the hospital. Would he?

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Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of forty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, and more. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into dozens of languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. Ms. Lanigan’s novels are also available in E-books on and Barnes and, Apple Store, Mobi and Kobo. Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Her Vietnam war-based novel, The Christmas Star, won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine and has also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader’s Preference.

Lanigan is the author of a trilogy of non- fiction books regarding angelic intervention in human life: Angel Watch, Divine Nudges and Angel Tales published by HCI and Cedar Fort.

Skyhorse published Lanigan’s “how-to” book on writing: Writing the Great American Romance Novel.

Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid Foundation to write a non-fiction book addressing teen addictions. Ms. Lanigan’s first Young Adult adventure novel, The Adventures of Lillie and Zane: The Golden Flute, was published by Cedar Fort.

Currently, she has published six novels in the Shores of Indian Lake series for Harlequin Heartwarming: Love Shadows, Heart’s Desire, A Fine Year for Love, Katia’s Promise and Fear of Falling. Sophie’s Path pubs July, 2016. She has recently contracted for three more in the series: Danger Zone, Wedding for Isabelle and A Bride for Mica.

As a cancer survivor, Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. (THE EVOLVING WOMAN). She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs.

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~ Guest Post ~

Nurses Make Great Girlfriends

I’ve decided that if I were a human and since I’m female, I’d be a nurse like Sophie. For starters, even though she was on her “self-improvement” regime and she was eating healthy, her nursing career also taught her that we all only live once.

She is not adverse to going to The Louise House and getting a scoop of homemade ice cream. I like Louise Railton’s ice cream a lot. Jack liked to go there, too. Sometimes when she goes there now, she takes me and lets me lick the bowl.

Sophie’s doctor and nurse friends are genuine people. They care about each other. I have a feeling it’s because they see people who are sick, disabled and even dying, so they reach out a bit more to help. I know Sophie does.

Nurses appear to like equipment. I noticed this when I first went home with Sophie. She bought me a car seat so I could ride up front with her. She bought special bowls, little dog size, for my food and water. Then when Jack adopted me, we all went to Grandy’s Groomer and set up my haircut and monthly bath.  Right after that we went shopping together. Sophie was insistent I have no tears shampoo for in between groomer visits. She didn’t even know I like baths, but I do. Twice a week is my favorite. She bought a doggie tooth brush, special chewies to keep my teeth clean. Low-fat treats. Jack picked out the plaid bed and blanket. He said he liked the plaid, not because it was pink. Sure. Tell it to the judge.


Frenchie Showing Off Her Scarf

I also think nurses understand the need for dogs to ride in cars, windows open, so that we can feel the wind in our faces. She is careful not to go too fast, because the wind can be harsh on our eyes. Jack learned this trick from Sophie. I know…I overheard them talking when they were in the kitchen.

I know I’m a lucky dog to have Sophie, a nurse, as a girlfriend. She takes really good care of me because she loves me. I take care of her and Jack, too.

We are the best family—humans and dog.



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