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Norma Budden

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Norma Budden currently makes her home in Arctic Canada where she has lived for more than two decades. Administration Manager by day and writer/mother/grandmother by night, Norma knows what it's like to be busy and appreciates moments of solitude, perhaps, more than the average person.

Though Norma's first serious attempts at writing involved poetry and song, she later went on to write non-fiction titles. However, over recent years, her truest passion seems to be in writing stories to appeal to readers' emotions, with a touch of mystery and romance built into her fiction stories.

Norma is the proud author of the Freedom in Love Series which, currently, has four titles published: An Affair to Remember, When Love Abides, Soul Confessions and Div
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Late winter and early spring have been busy seasons during which I've had little time to write book reviews here at Budden Book Reviews. I've even been a little slack at posting reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. However, over the next week or so, I intend to play catch up.


What has been the reason for such a lengthy period of silence, you may ask. Well, I decided to take my granddaughter on...

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If Only

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Coming Unglued: A Mother's ...

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An Affair to Remember: Free...

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As Angels Watch

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Written on the Stars

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Moonlit Walk

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When Love Abides

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Coming Unglued (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Coming Unglued is Kelly's story, a woman who had it all but lost everything she valued in the space of a few moments, even her virginity which was taken by force, resulting in a pregnancy. Advance the calendar a few years and the most unexpected of encounters happened: Kelly came face-to-face with an apologetic rapist who turned out not to be the monster she presumed him to be. A story of love and loss and the ultimate degradation which comes when trapped in a life wrought with spousal abuse. Coming Unglued is sure to bring tears to the eyes of every man and woman who reads it as they put themselves into another's shoes or relive nightmares from their past. In spite of the tears and ensuing anger, Coming Unglued is also a story about finding hope and healing in the midst of the pain life brings.
An Affair to Remember ` Freedom in Love Series: Book 1 by Norma Budden (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: An Affair to Remember introduces Monica Townsend and Chase Travers, two people who met under dangerous circumstances. As fate would have it, their lives would never be the same.

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A wonderfully crafted story in the Christian-fiction genre. My only suggestion is that you not pick it up until you have time to dedicate to it so as not to rush through the important truths it brings to light.
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I absolutely loved this story with a quiet setting that made me wish I could be part of it in reality. I also enjoyed the characterization, the banter between Rese and Lance, not to mention the suspense I felt when Lance's bedridden grandmother recal ...more
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It's not every day someone takes a person he/she loves at their word and ends up being arrested...but there is more to the story than that...so much more.

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Marriage and Murder by Dianne Harman
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A very engaging story which consumed me from beginning to end. I look forward to reading the remaining books in the series.
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A great story which kept me guessing until the end. Most times I can solve a murder quite easily but that's not the case with Dianne Harman's Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery series. There are so many suspects that it's nearly impossible to narrow it down to j ...more
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A very enjoyable story which sucked me in from the beginning to the end.
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“Demonstrate love in everything you do; as you grow old, the love you've shown to others will be directed towards you.”
Norma Budden

“Demonstrate love in everything you do; as you grow old, the love you've shown to others will be directed towards you.”
Norma Budden

“I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

“If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.”
Nora Roberts

“Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.”
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

“Don't ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak.”
Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

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Christine Hatfield Thanks for accepting my friend request


Michael Phelps Good Morning Norma,
I want your SECRET! Holding a full time executive position in retail; rearing three children & two grandchildren, WRITING steamy romance/suspense novels, and READING too! I want your SECRET to TIME MANAGEMENT!

HUGS,
Mike


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