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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 NEXT WIFE, is out May 11.

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.

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I don’t believe in resolutions, but I do believe it’s up to you to make your dreams come true

I was cleaning out a storage closet last weekend and found a lot of things. Call it my New Year’s clean out. Among other things: An article about my husband and I written in 2007 when we were building the Real Living brand together. Seems so long ago, but then again, like yesterday. I also found a printed copy of one of the speeches I gave when I was traveling the country after my first book, REAL

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Ladies and gentleman I announce a big winner and I know I enjoyed so many thrillers this year and gave them five stars but this books deserves 5,5 stars because it is reall" Read more of this review »
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Rouda writes another captivating tale that takes us inside the heads of characters who surprise and delight with their mischief. Lots of twists and turns and, as always, an ending that you won't see coming, I found thi" Read more of this review »
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“It’s really a blessing, to let go of grudges, to forgive, and to move on. To allow yourself to get rid of what they called emotional hoarding.”
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“I marveled about our collective ability as women to keep all the pain hidden, just below the surface.”
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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
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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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