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Blair McDowell

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I started to write soon after I found my first pencil. But I began to write for publication about 30 years ago -- professional books. I wrote six of them, all still in print and still in use. Only lately have I turned to fiction. I'd have done it a lot sooner if I'd had any idea how much fun it was!

I’ve lived in many different places. The US -- Certain cities call to me. I love San Francisco and Seattle and the wonderful Oregon Coast. Australia -- among the most open welcoming people in the world, and a wide open young country with incredible land and sea scapes, with amazing animal and bird life right out of science fiction. Canada -- HOME. The place where I belong.

I travel a lot. I usually spend the month of October in Europe, Greece or I
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We opted to wander in the old town of Stockholm. It occupies an island. So many twentieth century cities in Europe had their beginnings as wall-enclosed Islands in the twelfth to fourteenth centuries and even earlier. Paris started on w Stockholmhat is now the Isle St. Louis in the middle of the Seine, Concarneau in Brittany originally sat on an island connected to the mainland by a drawbridge.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 27, 2016 07:00
Average rating: 4.17 · 110 ratings · 79 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Where Lemons Bloom

4.37 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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Romantic Road

3.64 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Delighting in Your Company

4.35 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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The Memory of Roses

4.12 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Sonata

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Abigail's Christmas

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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We opted to wander in the old town of Stockholm. It occupies an island. So many twentieth century cities in Europe had their beginnings as wall-enc... Read more of this blog post »
Where Lemons Bloom by Blair McDowell
"A great book for anyone who loves a good mystery, impending danger, romance and absolutely beautiful backdrops. The Amalfi Coast is a place I have always wanted to travel to but have never had the opportunity. I feel like I've been there after rea..." Read more of this review »
Where Lemons Bloom by Blair McDowell
"Non-stop thrill ride!

Blair McDowell is known for her tales of romantic suspense and mystery. McDowell won the 2015 Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Award in the ‘Action/Suspense/Mystery’ category. Stories include; Abigail’s Christmas, The Memory of..." Read more of this review »
Where Lemons Bloom by Blair McDowell
"Beautiful cover on this book! There I said it. Sorry, but I had to. Fortunately, unlike a great many books out there, this cover reflects what the story is about inside. I just adore the Amalfi coast where this story takes place. I’m not one for s..." Read more of this review »
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The Villa in Italy by Elizabeth Edmondson
The Villa in Italy
by Elizabeth Edmondson
recommended for: romantic suspense and mystery lovers
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When I read the short biography of Elizabeth Edmondson on the website of the International Thriller Writers, I was intrigued enough to go online and download four of her books. I expected from the titles they would be rather run-of-the mill romantic ...more
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The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne by M.L. Longworth
The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne (Verlaque and Bonnet #5)
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recommended for: Mystery lovers
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This delightful detective series is set in Provence, largely in the town of Aix. The author, M.L. Longworth, shows his/her depth of knowledge and love of Aix and the surrounding French countryside with every word. As readers, we are immersed in the s ...more
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" Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review Romantic Road. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. "
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