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Theresa Alan

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in Glenview, IL, The United States
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My interests are women's fiction, literary fiction and nonfiction, humor, suspense, chick lit, health and fitness, contemporary and historical romance.

I became a bestselling author with my first novel, Who You Know (2003), and my novella Santa Unwrapped was in the New York Times bestseller Jingle All the Way (2004). I am the author of six additional Kensington novels, including Spur of the Moment, The Girls’ Global Guide to Guys, Girls Who Gossip, Getting Married, Spa Vacation, and The Dangers of Mistletoe. My work has also appeared in the anthologies I Shaved My Legs for This?! and Sex and the Single Witch. I was named the Colorado Romance Writer of the Year in 2004.

A graduate of the University of Iowa and the University of Colorado at Bou
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Book Review: A Nearly Normal Family

A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson
****
Mystery > Family Drama






I enjoyed this novel, which is part family drama, part crime
mystery.





The book opens from the first-person perspective of the
father, who is a pastor. His eighteen-year-old daughter is being accused of murdering
a man fifteen years her senior. Stella has always been Daddy’s little girl, even
if she has been difficult these last few yea

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Who You Know

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Sex And The Single Witch

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Spur Of The Moment

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Getting Married

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Girls Who Gossip

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The Dangers of Mistletoe

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Spa Vacation

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"I saw this one on the shelf and hadn't read it. I still really like Jojo Moyes, but this one didn't quite hook me as much as some of her earlier books. Interesting characters and compelling stories. I think there's just a couple of Moyes' books that " Read more of this review »
The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
"The Last Letter from your Lover is a 2010 love story ideal for people like me who don’t like romance novels, from the bestselling author of Me Before You, and more recently The Giver of Stars, which we all loved at Book Club. I got it 2nd-hand at a s" Read more of this review »
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Lies We Tell Ourselves by Steena Holmes
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“Every part of me pulses with electric energy. Every synapse is firing, every part of me is alert, awake, and what I think is that this, this feeling, this is real. This feeling of being absolutely alive, absolutely in this moment, this is as real as it gets.”
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“How could I possibly gone this long without the touch of another human being? I've been living my life like a zombie”
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message 27: by Theresa

Theresa Alan Julie wrote: "Merry Christmas, Theresa!

You, too! Happy reading this New Year!

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Julie Merry Christmas, Theresa!





message 25: by Sean

Sean Peters Thanks

Hope you will join my group

"A Good Thriller"

regards

Sean


message 24: by Theresa

Theresa Alan Have a wonderful 2018!


message 23: by Rob

Rob Full Moon in January 💕 Happy New Year 💕
✌ Rob ☮

The Wolf Moon on the Night between 1 and 2 January 2018 is a Supermoon.
The following Full Moon is also in January, on the 31. It has no given name,
which makes it a Blue Moon. However, this particular Blue Moon will likely look red in some areas, because it will cause a total lunar eclipse, also known as a Blood Moon.

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✌ Rob ☮


message 22: by Theresa

Theresa Alan Good morning!


message 21: by Rob

Rob Good ~ Morning from Canada :)
Thank You for your Friendship 💖

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“Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.”
― Richard B. Sheridan 💕
✌ Rob ☮


Nikki "The Crazie Betty" V. Thank you so much for the friend invite! It's very nice to meet you!


message 19: by Theresa (last edited Nov 28, 2017 10:23AM)

Theresa Alan Thank you. With the exception of my first novel, it's not easy getting your hands on my books--it's been a while since I've published one.
I look forward to your reviews as well.
Best,
Theresa


message 18: by Candace

Candace Theresa,
Thanks for the friend invite. Your books look so good. I've chosen two for my TBR List. Looking forward to your reviews and chatting up books with you.
Happy Reading & Successful Writing,
Candace


message 17: by William

William Thank you for the friendship!

I look forward to your reviews and recommendations.

Regards,
William


message 16: by Mike

Mike Thanks for the friend invite, Theresa. I see we share a few more friends than just Larry. Looking forward to our future discussions. Happy reading in the meantime!


message 15: by Theresa

Theresa Alan Carolyn wrote: "Hi Theresa, thanks for the friend request! Your books sound fun - love the titles! I see you're reading The Wife Between Us, it's on my reading list for next month - I've heard it's..."

I'll let you know what I think!


message 14: by Carolyn (last edited Nov 01, 2017 02:23PM)

Carolyn Hi Theresa, thanks for the friend request! Your books sound fun - love the titles! I see you're reading The Wife Between Us, it's on my reading list for next month - I've heard it's good :)


message 13: by Cathy

Cathy Thanks for the friends invite!


message 12: by Ivonne

Ivonne Rovira Thank you so much for the Friend request. Can't wait to read Jingle All The Way and your other books! Also, like you, I adore Jon Krakauer, David Sedaris and Neil Gaiman. Looking forward to more of your wonderful books and reviews.

Cheers, Ivonne


message 11: by Donna

Donna I appreciate you accepting my friendship on Goodreads. All your books look great. Thanks for being a friend.


message 10: by Theresa

Theresa Alan Shin wrote: "Thank you for adding me to your friends. I want to read your book someday."
Thanks!


message 9: by Shin

Shin Gaku Thank you for adding me to your friends. I want to read your book someday.


Theresa Alan Nazanin wrote: "Hi Theresa! Thanks for the friend-vite! See you around GR! <33"

:)


Nazanin Hi Theresa! Thanks for the friend-vite! See you around GR! <33


Theresa Alan Mackey wrote: "Thank you for the friend request. Your books sound terrific! I especially like reading holiday books during the holidays and they are so hard to find at times.

Mackey"


Thanks! I look forward to learning more about you!


Mackey Thank you for the friend request. Your books sound terrific! I especially like reading holiday books during the holidays and they are so hard to find at times.

Mackey


Deanna Thank you for the friend request. I look forward to connecting with you. Happy Reading and Writing!! <3


Theresa Alan Martha wrote: "Happy to be connecting with you Theresa :)
Martha Perez"


You too!


Martha Perez Happy to be connecting with you Theresa :)
Martha Perez


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Theresa,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow Colorado author!


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