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Strong Women in Sticky Situations

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I'm Michelle and it's nice to meet you!


I strive to write the kind of books I enjoy reading--interesting (yet complicated) characters, a little romance, and a lot of mystery and intrigue! I enjoy reading many genres, and so, I also enjoy writing many different things. I struggled to figure out how they were all connected until one day, it clicked...


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Exploring Destiny in Kerry Lonsdale's Find Me in California
Find Me in California by Kerry Lonsdale is a mesmerizing, skillfully written with threads of romance, mystery, and family dynamics. Lonsdale, a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, has outdone herself with this achingly romantic novel that explore...
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A Hilarious and Heartwarming Rom-Com with a Twist
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The Greek Villa by Sue Roberts: A Heartwarming Tale of Dreams and Love
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The Women by Kristin Hannah is Heart Wrenching Yet so Fabulous!
If you don't want to read my full review, the short version is that this is one of the best books I've read so far this year! I loved it. It left me speechless many times. An easy 5 out of 5 stars! Heck, how about 10 out of 5! It was that good!Kristi...
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The Stolen Daughter by Florence Ọlájídé
Florence Ọlájídé 's The Stolen Daughter is a masterfully crafted historical novel that will grip your heart from the very first page. Set in Western Africa in 1848, this poignant story follows the life of fourteen-year-old Ṣìkẹ́mi, a headstrong ...
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A Helping Hand for the Village Nurse by Tilly Tennant
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The Winter Child by Carly Schabowski: A Captivating Tale of Courage and Resilience
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Courage for the Homefront Girls by Susanna Bavin: A Tale of Resilience, Friendship, and Hope in Wartime
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Review of Summers at the Saint by Mary Kay Andrews: A Captivating Tale of Resilience, Mystery, and Romance
Summers at the Saint by Mary Kay Andrews is a delightful journey that transports readers to the charming and occasionally tumultuous world of the St. Cecelia, affectionately known as "the Saint." This novel, brimming with Andrews' signature warmth an...
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A Child Far from Home by Lizzie Page: A Tale of War and Family
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Caught by the Complicated Doc: Unraveling Love and Healing at Clear Meadows Rehabilitation Hospital
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Exploring The Sicilian Secret by Angela Petch: A Heartbreaking WWII Historical Novel
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The Home Front Girls by Susanna Bavin
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Notes from the Cove by Jennifer Bardsley Embraces Second Chances
Notes from the Cove by Jennifer Bardsley is a compelling journey of love, loss, and the path to forgiveness set against the serene backdrop of Sand Dollar Cove. Bardsley crafts a story that is both heart-wrenching and uplifting, weaving together the ...
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The Girl with the Red Hair by Imogen Matthews
The Girl with the Red Hair by Imogen Matthews is a poignant and emotionally gripping novel that plunges the reader into the heart of Nazi-occupied Amsterdam during World War II. Through the lives of Hannie, Sonja, and their circle, Matthews paints a ...
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Then She's Gone by Willow Rose
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To Break a Dark Cage by Kathryn Ann Kingsley
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I recently watched Harlan Coben's BBC Maestro course on writing thrillers. It was amazing, and I highly recommend it! Harlan is a very engaging instructor. I loved listening to his advice! So, of course, now that I'm finished the course, I had to rea...
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