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Julie Valerie

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Standalones in a connected series, Holly Banks Full of Angst, Book One in the Village of Primm series, released December 1, 2019, with Lake Union. The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks, Book Two in the series, releases November 24, 2020, also with Lake Union.

Julie earned an editing certificate from the University of Chicago Graham School and has a master's degree in education, a bachelor of fine arts in fashion, and certification in wilderness first aid. She enjoys books, the study of wine, hikes on the Appalachian Trail, and travel. Julie married her college sweetheart, and they live in Virginia with their four children and two English labradors.

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Valencia and Valentine by Suzy Krause

With captivating characters and a narrative “voice” that catches you and won’t let go, Valencia and Valentine is one you won’t want to miss.

Clever turns of phrase, wholly original perspectives, and a heart-warming—at times, heart-wrenching—look into the complex inner workings of the main character make this debut novel by Suzy Krause a must-read.

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As someone who's constantly struggling (and typically failing) to tackle the many, many items on my things-to-do list, The Juggle by Emma Murray was the perfect escape.

At first, everything seems fine as our beloved and wholly relatable main character
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Most definitely, YES! Emma Murray, if you're listening - give me more of Saoirse Daly, aspiring author and mother-of-one in a competitive school environment just trying to get through the day. (The pain is real, people!)

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“There is a phenomenon called Trail Magic, known and spoken of with reverence by everyone who hikes the trail, which holds that often when things look darkest some little piece of serendipity comes along to put you back on a heavenly plane.”
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message 7: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Greetings,

Hopefully, we will become great buddies. I am an 42 year old southern gentleman author. I am working on my third novel. It's an paranormal, horror, adventure, magical, romantic, urban, dark fantasy book series, named Moonwarriors: In An Blackened Dawn. Take a look at my second novel Moonwarriors: Guardians of the Night. Come by and we'll chat, leave a comment.

Until Next Time . . .

message 6: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Hello,

Thanks for becoming my new friend. Hopefully, we will become close friends. Heroic werewolves and evil vampires are in my novel, Moonwarriors: Guardians Of The Night.
Stay in touch, Rusty

message 5: by Romy

Romy Wyllie Nice to connect with you on Goodreads as well as our other SMedia sites. Would you like to rate and comment on Loving Andrew on Goodreads? ALways good to get more feedback to encourage other readers.
Thanks, Romy

message 4: by Julie

Julie Valerie Charlie wrote: "It's so funny that you recommended the Jane Austen Daydream novel - I'd already filed my email subscription from your post for it in my TBR folder! We are on the same page with that one!"

Charlie, that's so great that you've marked JANE AUSTEN DAYDREAM on your TBR list. I absolutely loved it and the author, Scott Southard, writes such a diverse range of books. Thanks for connecting - let's stay in touch!

Charlie It's so funny that you recommended the Jane Austen Daydream novel - I'd already filed my email subscription from your post for it in my TBR folder! We are on the same page with that one!

message 2: by Julie

Julie Valerie Just added Velvet Ball to my TBR pile. Your personal story is amazing - your childhood, your early work on a typewriter, the brick house and your dedication to honing your craft. I'm so glad to "meet" you on Goodreads.


Patricia Puddle Hi Julie, thanks for the friend's request. Anyone who love gum is a friend of mine. :) Oh, and Pollyweena's.

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