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DeAnna Cameron

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Feisty women. Historical settings. Timeless entertainment.

That's what drives my desire to write and that's what drives my novels. They have been called Historical Fiction, Romantic Historical Fiction and Period Novels, but what I hope readers call them are entertaining stories. There is a healthy bit of historical detail in each one, but it is never my intention to give readers a history lesson. I read for pleasure. I love losing myself in a story, and I would love nothing better than to provide that same pleasure for readers.

If those readers also want to learn a few things about the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, the debut of belly dance in America, or the myriad challenges a facing small-time vaudeville theater in Old New York, then all the...more

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The Belly Dancer
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Description: New York City in 1907 is a kingdom of endless possibilities for anyone who dares to dream. The Gilded Age has ended, and immigrants fill the bustling streets. The glamour of Broadway lures those who desire the limelight-but only a few are fortunate enough to thrive in the lights of a city that casts long, dark, and merciless shadows... Pepper MacClair and her mother arrived penniless in New York thirteen years ago, and their fortune has not changed. A dancer of fluid grace and motion, Pepper is still only one chorus girl among many, struggling for an opportunity to prove herself worthy of something bigger. For now, Pepper dances at The Chance, a rundown venue long past its prime. It is not only Pepper's workplace, where she has pushed her physical endurance to its limit, but also her home. And as the larger world changes around her and she is pulled into the intrigues of New York's elite, it is her last hope, not only to fulfill her dream, but to fulfill her heart.
The Belly Dancer (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: At the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, the modern, the exotic, and the ground-breaking collide. When Dora Chambers, an aspiring socialite, is charged with the task of enforcing proper conduct at the Egyptian belly dancing exhibition, she finds herself captivated by these marvelous women. And as her eyes are opened to the world beyond a life of social expectations, she finds the courage to break free and discover the truth about her own heart.
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Loved this! I love the world Cherie created. Looking forward to reading her new "Maplecroft" Lizzie Borden retold story next. Mwwwaaa-haaa-haaa.
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DeAnna Thank you, Melissa! I'm looking forward to sharing book notes with you :)

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Erin Jamison Thanks for the friendship DeAnna. Follow me on Facebook. See the link on my profile.

William O'Brien Hi DeAnna - Thank you for your email. I hope you like it!
Best wishes

William O'Brien Hi DeAnna - Thank you for your friendship.

Please visit my website
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date late Jan.

Best wishes, William

Marguerite Witchling (Sisters of the Moon #1) sounds right up my alley I have added it to my to read list

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Kate Gould Hi DeAnna, thanks for accepting the friend-vite (great word for it, by the way). I certainly shall let you know when the book comes out. With the Christmas post delaying everything, I'm still waiting for the proof copy to arrive before I can put the book on sale. While you're waiting, for a preview, you can go to my goodreads author page or here. Best wishes and have a lovely Christmas, Kate

Valerie Maarten Hi DeAnna,
Thank you for the friendship. Hope to hear more from you in the future.

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Beth Hi Deanna,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author!

Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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