MARDIE AND THE CITY SURGEON
MARDIE AND THE CITY SURGEON (3) by Marion Lennox: Widow Mardie Rainey is reunited with her high school sweetheart, eye surgeon Blake Maddock. The reunion occurs when Blake swerves to avoid hitting a dog and crashes his car near Mardie’s home. The blind dog is another stray from the Animal Welfare van crash that began Lennox’s Banskia Bay series. The relationship between Mardie and Blake is heartwarming, but the overall pace of the novel is slow. The stray dog theme that connects the series is getting a bit old.