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Barbara Russell

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I’m an entomologist and a soil biologist, which is a fancy way to say that I dig in the dirt, looking for bugs. Nature and books have always been my passion. I was a kid when I read Ivanhoe by Sir W. Scott and fell in love with medieval novels. Then I discovered medieval fantasy, and I fell in love again. In fact, I took it too seriously and believed that my elderly, bearded neighbor was Merlin and his black cat was Morgan le Fey. When I read Harry Potter and learned about Animagi, I knew I was right. Then I grew up and… nah, I’m joking. I didn’t grow up. Don’t grow up, folks! It’s a trap.
PS I hate gardening. There, I said it. Sorry fellow Kiwis.

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For those who don't know, gas lamp is a fantasy genre that describes a paranormal story set in the 
nineteenth century. As a lover of everything Victorian, I devoured quite a few gas lamp books and 
totally loved the genre. I loved the Gothic atmosphere, the mystery, and the historical setting. So I 
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Mr. Hollywood's Assistant by Kitty Gallant
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Five stars for this lovely romantic comedy with two gorgeous protagonists. Viv is a curvy, extremely busy assistant to star movies. She knows all about the movie star’s buzz. Viv starts working for gorgeous Jax, the hottest and most sexy actor of the ...more
Mr. Hollywood's Assistant by Kitty Gallant
"This was such a sweet romance, and it was quite the page-turner. I’m not usually a romance reader, but I think Kitty Gallant hit it out of the park with this one. It even brought me to tears. Loved it! "
A Summer to Remember by Sue Moorcroft
"There was a lot going on in this book and I wondered at times if there could be a happily ever after for Clancy as her past was just SO messy but somehow she overcame a whole raft of obstacles that would have had a lesser woman on her knees. I lik..." Read more of this review »
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I loved every story by M D Neu, but I feel that this one is special. We follow the life of TAD The Angel of Death who has been thrown out from Heaven for interfering with Fate. Alone and scared, he meets his own angel, Doug. Doug is ready to help who ...more
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Maybe this Time is the second book in the Second Chance series, but it can be read as a stand alone.
I loved this funny and clever time travel romance. Jen and her ex husband Lance are thrown back in time thanks to a mistake of Jen’s niece. Alone and
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“A significant number of people believe tribal people still live and dress as they did 300 years ago. During my tenure as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, national news agencies requesting interviews sometimes asked if they could film a tribal dance or if I would wear traditional tribal clothing for the interview. I doubt they asked the president of the United States to dress like a pilgrim for an interview.”
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Gloria Steinem
“Swiftboating enters the English language as a verb that means attacking strength instead of weakness. In feminist and other social justice contexts, this has long been called trashing, attacking leaders for daring to write, speak, or lead at all. Taking away the good is even more lethal than pointing out the bad. p.189”
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“Anybody who is experiencing something is more expert in it than the experts.”
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Michelle Connor
“Herveus is impervious to emotions, but Aveline has unlocked something in him. He is drowning in a great wave, just trying to get back to the shore. The main memories he has from his childhood are of hunger. Just the echo of the gnawing pain makes him double over clasping his stomach. The other strongest memories are of violence—beatings from strangers leaving him unable to move for days. In all the haunting recollections, it had always been just him, alone. How could I forget my sister? It was like an impenetrable gate had opened in his mind, bringing forth another set of sad blue eyes from a time forgotten. I hadn’t been alone”
Michelle Connor, Hers To Save Complete Series

Nick Hornby
“This is the second Simply Red song on this tape. One's unforgivable. Two's a war crime. Can I fast-forward?”
Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

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Barbara Russell Hi Pamela :) Tnx, back to you!

Pamela ✨I Blame Wizards✨ Hi Barbara! Looking forward to seeing what you're reading. :)

Jonathan Pongratz I just noticed that you're on Scribophile. I am too!

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