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French Coast Book Debut

Here’s a treat for those of you who want to jumpstart your summer reading–anytime of year. Anita Hughes is a prolific author who writes stylish contemporary fiction. Her latest book is French Coast, a love story set in the south of France. Anita and I recently had a joint booksigning at the legendary Warwick’s Bookstore in La Jolla,…

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Scent of Triumph Debuts with Free Vintage Perfumes eBook!

  SCENT OF TRIUMPH is about a French perfumer during World War II, a saga that’s been called “heartbreaking, evocative, and inspiring,” by Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Empress. If you loved The Nightingale from Kristin Hannah, or Danielle Steel’s World War II sagas, then you’ll probably enjoy Scent of Triumph. SCENT OF TRIUMPH…

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah: Book Review

I’ve been a fan of Kristin Hannah’s contemporary work for a long time, so when the buzz began that her latest book, The Nightingale, would be a historical novel set in World War II, I waited with great anticipation. Books set in Paris? World War II fiction? Books by Kristin Hannah? That’s a recipe for a…

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Historical Fiction Debut: The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki

  History is rife with fascinating stories, and few writers tell historical novels better than New York TImes Bestselling author Allison Pataki. Her latest novel, The Accidental Empress: A Novel, is an 1850s era saga of Sisi, formally known as Empress Elisabeth of the Austro-Hungarian Empress, and the engaging wife of Emperor Franz Joseph. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to…