Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo (Toronto Series #1)

Rated 4.77/5 based on 13 reviews
When Candice's in-laws died in a car accident eight months ago, she lost her husband Ian too. After only two years of marriage their guilt and pain have left them living together but apart. During Ian's month-long trip overseas, Candice plans to decide if her marriage can be saved, but when the first man she ever loved is the new client at work, she wonders what she truly wants from life and love. More
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Heather is a natural 1200 wpm speed reader and the author of twenty self-published novels. She came to writing after careers as a software developer and elementary school computer teacher and can’t imagine ever leaving it. In her spare time, she reads, swims, walks, lifts weights, crochets, changes her hair colour, and plays drums and clarinet.

Generally not all at once.

About the Series: Toronto Collection
While these books don't form a strict series, they are all set in the same area of Toronto and some of the earlier books' characters and locations do make appearances in later books. You wouldn't completely spoil your reading experience by picking them up out of order, but you would definitely find spoilers of how the earlier books end!

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Review by: Maizan on May 21, 2017 :
this is my first book on smashwords and I love it. Simple enough story but engaging nonetheless.

Keep it up. :)
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Review by: Bharathi on Dec. 22, 2015 :
Very enjoyable story and the emotions were close to heart. I could not put the book down till the end.
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Review by: Jay Kay on March 15, 2013 :
Well written, I could not put it down until I had reached the end. Really believable characters, loved it.
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Review by: Markus Baad on Dec. 17, 2012 :
I was looking for a new genre, and have never read romance before. Gave it a fling ... sorry, not my thing. Good writing though, and I can't let that go without a good review. Keep up the good work!
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Review by: Vicki Brady on Nov. 30, 2012 :
Totally believable story & the emotions rang so true. Excellent writing. Just purchased Toronto Stories Vol 1 & thoroughly enjoying it so far. Looking forward to more stories from this author.
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Review by: casey hammond on June 9, 2012 : (no rating)
Too true a story. Somethings happen in a marriage that wake us up. good story.
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Review by: HookedonNook on May 2, 2012 :
Heather Wardell is one of my favorite authors. Glad to have find her here. I started with Polar Bear....and have read all of them on NOOK. This is free and you'll be saying, like me, I'd have paid for it.
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Review by: Kim Kinneally on March 23, 2012 :
Loved this book, had everything. Will have to read more of her work
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Review by: Mervi Rissanen on Feb. 22, 2012 :
This was a great heartwarming story. If you like Marian Keyes and Cathy Kelly, you will like also Heather Wardell. I bought the other Toronto novels and read the first one "Go Small or Go Home" already. I loved it even more.
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Review by: Charles J. Williams, Jr. on Aug. 15, 2011 :
If you enjoying reading, and you're a fan of true romance, then you going to want to read this FREE download by Heather Wardell. The Canadian paints with vivid images and tantalizing detail. I'm a romantic at heart, and I believe this author is as well.

WARNING: You will want to read Heather's other books when you finish this one... buy them all!
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Review by: CJ Hawk on May 22, 2011 :
I really enjoyed this book. As a romantic at heart I love tug and pull stories on emotions and realationships. Looking forward to reading other stories by this author.
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Review by: Teela May on May 18, 2011 :
Loved it! I actually read this book a while back on my nook. I came across again looking for great free e-reads to share with my friends this summer. I reccommend this read. Have read 3 or the others off nook and reccommend as well. Have your latest in my library to buy on payday!
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Review by: Samantha Robey on Sep. 28, 2010 :
Candice and Ian’s marriage has been strained for the last eight months, ever since Ian’s parents were killed in a car accident. When Ian decides to leave for a month to do overseas work, Candice is relived she has some time alone to reflect on her marriage and whether she should stay with her husband. But when a blast from the past enters the picture, Candice can’t fight the feelings and emotions that come with her ex, Keagan. As the four weeks away from Ian stretches on, Candice gets swept away in the comfort, familiarity, and excitement that Keagan brings to her life. But is she letting Keagan distract her so she doesn’t need to address the painful reason her and Ian have grown apart? Is leaving her husband the right decision, or is there more to life and love that Candice will discover?

Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo, the debut novel from Heather Wardell, was so beautifully written, so touching and relatable that I could feel the characters jump out of the pages while reading, and skyrocketed Wardell to the top of my Favorite Authors list. Her writing flowed so effortlessly between scenes, and the emotions and vulnerability the heroine projected left me reading for hours at a time, unable to tear myself away from the characters. There is no question Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo deserves five stars, and I look forward to many more from Heather Wardell.
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Review by: Chey on July 24, 2010 :
Really loved this story. Classic relationship tale, but with a twist and nice 'designing' backstory. Enjoyed the details. Heartwarming, sexy, and fun at the same time. Excellent book.
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