A good value boxset that unites a loose trilogy of stories of varying interest from the back catalogue, Doctor Who: New Beginnings maintains the high standards set of late by the show’s catalogue releases. Beginnings is the underlying theme, with the stories following the introduction of the late Anthony Ainley’s take on The Master, the swansong of Tom Baker’s Doctor, and the debut of Peter Davison in the title role. The first story, "The Keeper Of Trakken", tells of a living statue that poses a threat to Traken World. It’s quite a good tale, introducing Nyssa to the Doctor Who Universe, but more worryingly for the Doctor it also plays host to a resurgent Master. And it’s he too who plays a crucial part in "Logopolis", Tom Baker’s final story in the title role. It’s the best story in the New Beginnings boxset, as the Doctor battles both The Master, and the potential end of the Universe when the mathematicians of Logopolis are threatened. Along the way, he also adds Tegan to the crew of the TARDIS for the first time, with the first appearance of Peter Davison as the Doctor, too. Davison’s first full story though, "Castrovalva"", is the weakest link of the set. Again it features The Master, and it follows the newly regenerated Doctor--in a very shaky state--as he heads for the supposedly peaceful retreat of the title, only to find, as you’d expect, that all isn’t as it seems. Sadly, the premise isn’t really realised, resulting in one of the more tepid stories of Davison’s reign. Ultimately though, Doctor Who: New Beginnings delivers two very good stories. Yet this being Doctor Who, each is backed up by enough extra features to paper over even the most telling of cracks, and there’s plenty on offer to justify the asking price.--Simon Brew
A warm, witty and wise debut about the ups and downs of life as a TV presenter Christie Lynch's life is about to change -- for ever. A journalist and single mother of two, she can't believe her luck when she is spotted by a talent agent during an appearance on daytime TV show, Tart Talk. Soon the nation's sweetheart, Christie can't help but love her new job and, for the first time in years, she can mend her leaking roof and buy her kids, Libby and Freddie, a few treats. But as her career soars, Christie's forced to spend more and more time away from her kids and from Richard -- the gorgeous single dad she recently met at the school gate. Can Christie find a way to balance her role as a mother with her increasingly demanding job? And will she make it in the cut-throat world of TV? Whatever happens, Christie's going to give it all she's got! Warm, witty and wise, New Beginnings is a behind-the-scenes look at the ups and downs in the life of a daytime TV presenter.
A warm, witty and wise debut about the ups and downs of life as a TV presenterWhen Christie Lynch, journalist and single mother of two, appears as a guest on a daytime TV talk show, she could never have imagined that it would lead to a new career. Spotted by hugely successful talent agent, Julia Keen, Christie can't help but be impressed by Julia's charm and stellar client list. And once Julia takes Christie on as a client, Christie's life changes for ever as Julia secures her a high-profile presenting job on a daily chat show.Christie is immediately thrust into the limelight and, despite the intrusion of the paparazzi in her front garden, she starts to enjoy her new-found wealth and fame. But as her career soars to new heights, her home life starts to suffer when she's forced to spend more and more time away from her children.Will Christie find a way to balance her role as a mother with her increasingly demanding job? And can she make it in the cut-throat world of entertainment? Whatever happens, Christie's going to give it all she's got…
New Beginnings is a collection of three short romantic stories. Another Chance: Maya’s never forgotten childhood love Ryan, but when he walks into a New York bar, the timing could be better!The New Beginning: Lainey’s exciting find in a jungle on an Australian island, is only the beginning of an unforgettable trip.Wearing the Green: The chore of looking after her friend’s boring brother for the St Patrick’s Day weekend festival in Dublin, isn’t as awful as expected when Eve meets Adam.The author has had short-stories published in New Love Stories Magazine, and her full-length novels, Bound to Love, Catch Me A Catch, Marrying Cade, Challenging Andie, Love on the Vine and The Morning After are available now for your Kindle.
In 1882, Brandon, Manitoba becomes a city with the arrival of the railroad and the beginning of the greatest mass emigration West in Canadian history.Sam – self-made, wealthy and ruthless, is an influential business owner. Sara – widowed, alone and pregnant, is hiding from the world, riddled with guilt over previous pregnancies which her babies hadn’t survived.That fall, through extraordinary circumstances, the two meet. Sam, worldly and experienced, is disconcerted to find that he is passionately drawn to Sara and cannot get her out of his mind. He seeks her out and begs her to let him into her life. Gently and patiently, he helps her discover the kind of tenderness and pleasure she had never experienced. She returns his love, and together, they find that life can give the happiness they had thought unattainable. Their journey takes them from the snowbound prairies of Western Canada to the modern-day bustle of Montreal and Philadelphia as they seek to find an answer to the mystery that could threaten their future happiness.Follow Sam and Sara along their journey at a time when so many things were new to the couple and to the world ... a time of new beginnings.