Kaira Rouda

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Kaira Rouda is a USA TODAY bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary fiction exploring what goes on behind closed doors of seemingly perfect lives. Her next novel, THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER, is out May 21.

She lives in Southern California with her family and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest: @KairaRouda; and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books.

If you'd like to host Kaira at your book club, in person or via Skype/Facetime, please reach out through her website KairaRouda.com

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Juliew. Thanks for adding me,Kaira!Nice to meet you!!


message 6: by Dale (last edited Jul 19, 2014 06:37PM)

Dale Thele Kaira, thank you for the Goodreads connect.
Wish you the very best in 2014!


message 5: by Jan

Jan Moran Hi Kaira

Thanks for connecting!
Best
Jan


Natasha Thank you for connecting with me on goodreads, I look forward to sharing some good books and some not so good good books with you -♥-
Sincerely Natasha
Paranormal Goddess [Book Blog]
http://paranormal-goddess.blogspot.com


Harlequin Books Hello Kaira, it is a pleasure to meet you.


Stuart Hi Karia, I am delighted to be friends here on GoodReads. All the best from Australia, Stuart


Pamela Hey Kaira...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


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