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Book review of The Jewel: Has the makings of greatness, but ultimately underdeveloped

Book Review of The Jewel by Amy Ewing Book Description The Jewel means wealth, the Jewel means beauty—but for Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Born and raised in the Marsh, Violet is destined for the Jewel. She is trained as a surrogate for the royalty and is bought by the Duchess of the Lake at […]

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Writing Romance: Why Perfect Men Make Boring Heroes

Recently I was reading a promising romance novel, and then, in the midst of chapter six, I found myself placing the book face down on my kitchen table in frustration. The hero was absolutely perfect. And I was bored out of my mind. A perfect man—that sounds amazing, right? That’s what we want in a romance […]

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Book Review: The Unwanted Christmas Guest

I just finished reading The Unwanted Christmas Guest by Penny Estelle! This is a fun, short, and heartwarming contemporary romance novella. This ebook is short – only about 45 pages, and it reads very fast! The protagonist, Elizabeth, is a high-powered attorney taking on a case that is really quite troubling; especially with the Christmas […]

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