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Maria Grazia Swan

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Maria Grazia Swan was born in Italy, but this rolling stone has definitely gathered no moss. She lived in Belgium, France, Germany, in beautiful Orange County, California where she raised her family, and is currently at home in Phoenix, Arizona—but stay tuned for weekly updates of Where in the World is Maria Grazia Swan?

As a young girl, her vivid imagination predestined her to be a writer. She won her first literary award at the age of fourteen while living in Belgium. As a young woman Maria returned to Italy to design for—ooh-la-la—haute couture. Once in the U.S. and after years of concentrating on family, she tackled real estate. These days her time is devoted to her deepest passions: writing and helping people find happiness.

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Thursday afternoon, coming from Linda’s salon, feeling good about my nice haircut. Instead of going straight home I take a detour to pick up stuff from a friend and I’m driving through Paradise Valley, the most expensive dirt in Maricopa County. A place well known for some odd reasons. The only town without a grocery store (wonder what they eat) and where no matter where you are, the maximum sp...

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"I like this author. I really do. The characters though? Not so much. I think that Mina is so clueless. For someone who is always in danger, she sure doesn't act like it. It's like she doesn't even care. And Diego? What a tool. All of the men in th..." Read more of this review »
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“Anything and everything made her think about him. He was so much a part of her, embedded in her soul. [Mina and Diego]”
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Maria Swan Peg wrote: "Thank you for your Goodreads friendship, Maria."

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