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Norma Budden

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A resident of Nunavut in Arctic Canada, Norma Budden makes her home with her three children and grandson.

In addition to writing, she works as an Administration Manager for The Northwest Company.

Norma enjoys reading whenever she gets the opportunity, though she spends time sewing, baking/cooking and taking photos whenever the opportunities present themselves.

Norma wishes she could travel every couple of months but realizes it's not possible. However, given time, she hopes to be able to meet many of the people who read and enjoy her books.

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"Emotional and heartfelt!" ~ Donald Stilwell on An Affair to Remember

"I would recommend this story to anyone who has loved and lost or had a loss in their life. It reminds us all th...more


Picture I look forward to getting up each morning to see the blessings a day has in store. By nightfall, I look forward to going to bed, to do a little reading so I can unwind at the end of the day.


I look forward to working but look forward to my days off so I can write, bake, sew, play music, hang out with family/friends, whatever happens to be the current mood/necessity.

I look forward to summer vaca... Read more of this blog post »
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As Angels Watch
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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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This is a beautiful, richly written story which brings nature to the front and center of our lives because the descriptions are so vivid, we can't help but feel we took a journey into those Colorado mountains.

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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.”
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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.”
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“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.”
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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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