Helen McNeil is a vet in the small rural town of Broadview. While taking evasive action from a dull girl at a party one night she falls over - and fails to recognise - national sporting hero, Mark Tipene. For some mysterious reason Helen never really grasps, Mark finds this charming and appears the next day at the front counter of the vet clinic to ask her out.A whirlwind romance follows and everything is going swimmingly until one little hiccup changes everything...Chocolate Cake for Breakfast is the funny and heart-warming story of the pros and cons of dating a man who is recognised across the country, of calving cows and crazy cat ladies, and of doing your best when life takes an unexpected turn.
Danielle Hawkins grew up on a sheep and beef farm near Otorohanga in New Zealand, and later studied veterinary science. After graduating as a vet she met a very nice dairy farmer who became her husband. Danielle spends two days per week working as a large animal vet and the other five as housekeeper, cook and general dogsbody. She has two small children, and when she is very lucky they nap simultaneously so she can write. Her first novel was Dinner at Rose's
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