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Lust shouts. Love whispers. Only the heart knows the difference.

In a women's world a man's rules can be undermined.



When 40-year-old former US navy officer Adam Wild takes up the position of head teacher at St Mary's Academy for Girls in England, he knows he'll have his work cut out for him. But what he doesn't realise is that his greatest challenge will be in managing the all-female staff.

Jenna feels the position should have been hers and undermines his attempts to reform the troubled school. Barbara (Babs) sees him as a romantic challenge, but Lisa, his confidante, believes she knows where his heart truly lies.

Adam's strict new rules, handsome appeal and sometimes cavalier approach set him on a collision course with those determined, for one reason or another, to undermine his attempts to reform the troubled school. Among them, a contingent of sullen and rebellious students who set out to manipulate and embarrass him in ways that only teenage girls can.

Still recovering from the tragic loss of his wife and two young children in a car crash, Adam is not in the market for new romance. But that does not prevent him from becoming the target of several predatory, repressed, or love-hungry libidos. His virile presence acts as a catalyst that upsets the entrenched order and stability of the school world, and proceeds to pull more than one dark, scandalous secret into the light ... in the process forcing Adam to face his own buried skeletons. And then Nicole, his late wife's kid sister returns from Africa - and she is hiding secrets of her own...

Intrigue, scandal and suspense simmer beneath the surface of this light-hearted and humour-peppered romance, where one man's influence on a school full of wayward girls and their teachers changes their lives in ways none of them would imagine - and eventually his own.

Winner of the best Chick Lit/Women's Lit category in the 2015 eFestival of Words

If you enjoy feel-good stories then don't miss this enjoyable read.

With the Headmaster's Approval
 

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Have now got three lovely reviews. Here's one of them.


A most enjoyable, skilfully written story with thoroughly likeable characters about whom I cared.

There are many interwoven story lines that complement each other well. When it was suggested to me that this book is perhaps a romance, I was surprised. It has a romantic element yes, but there are so many themes, I'd find it hard to categorise.

As a child I was addicted to Enid Blyton's tales of girls' schools, Malory Towers and St. Clares. Part of the charm of this story for me was nostalgia mixed with a feeling that I was now reading a GROWN-UP version of my beloved old books.
 

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Here are a few comments from readers. :)

Loved the character of Adam, such a gentleman through and through.

Adam was the perfect headmaster for a girls' school. The way he handled the girls, the female teachers and discussion in the staff room - hilarious.

I would read this novel again. I loved your characters – Barbara Crook was priceless.

Aaaaaaah…… it’s come to an end.  I like the way all threads are tied together to make a beautiful bow.
 
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