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Tess Thompson

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Tess Thompson Romance...hometowns and heartstrings.
USA Today Bestselling author Tess Thompson writes small-town romances and historical romance. She started her writing career in fourth grade when she wrote a story about an orphan who opened a pizza restaurant. Oddly enough, her first novel, "Riversong" is about an adult orphan who opens a restaurant. Clearly, she's been obsessed with food and words for a long time now.
With a degree from the University of Southern California in theatre, she’s spent her adult life studying story, word craft, and character. Since 2011, she’s published 20 novels and 3 novellas. Most days she spends at her desk chasing her daily word count or rewriting a terrible first draft.
She currently lives in a suburb of
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Riversong (River Valley #1)

3.72 avg rating — 3,320 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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4.44 avg rating — 525 ratings — published 2017 — 6 editions
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Love in Isolation, Day Six

Day Six
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Dear Ellis,

I’m so very sorry to hear that you’ve caught this awful virus. I can’t help but feel slightly alarmed that your doctor won’t even see you. What kind of world are we in right now? I just stared at the computer screen for a good five minutes after receiving your email. Please, please take care of yourself. I’m going to make you a chicken noodle soup and leave it in your

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Stunning, moving historical fiction at its best!

Such an inspiring story about a woman business pioneer. Despite all odds and a heartbreaking marriage, the first Emma triumphs. Love this book!
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Such an inspiring story about a woman business pioneer. Despite all odds and a heartbreaking marriage, the first Emma triumphs. Love this book!
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I loved every word of this sweet story of second chances in a small seaside town. Colman never disappoints. Five enthusiastic stars.
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“She'd not known grief would come in waves, brought on by the smallest of things. Nor had she realized that ordinary acts of living would continue even after the loss of a love and that it would remain possible to get caught up in the moment of a simple pleasure before remembering.”
Tess Hardwick
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“She didn't belong here, amidst all the laughter, abandonment, the war cries of freedom. These other kids were alive and vibrant. She was chained and invisible.”
Tess Hardwick, Riversong

“life isn't understandable. Only God understands and we have to wait until the end, where I imagine I'll see my questions answered, spread out across the heavens in waves of clarity.”
Tess Thompson, The River Valley Collection

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