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Kathleen Shoop

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Bestselling author, Kathleen Shoop, holds a PhD in reading education and has more than 20 years of experience in the classroom. She writes historical fiction, women’s fiction and romance. Shoop’s novels have garnered various awards in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Indie Excellence Awards, Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the San Francisco Book Festival. Kathleen has been featured in USA Today and the Writer’s Guide to 2013. Her work has appeared in The Tribune-Review, four Chicken Soup for the Soul books and Pittsburgh Parent magazine. She lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

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Kathleen Shoop Return to Love is book two in the Endless Love romance series. The idea for Return to Love grew from the fact that book 1 was a novella and once I fin…moreReturn to Love is book two in the Endless Love romance series. The idea for Return to Love grew from the fact that book 1 was a novella and once I finished it, I knew there was so much more to write about April and Hale. The original inspiration for the series came when I was invited to include a romance story in an anthology called, Bliss. Bliss is the name of a house perched on the shores of Albemarle Sound in North Carolina. Each author's story takes place in the same house on the water, but each story is written in a different era. It was a blast to write and it's really widened my net in terms of genre. I adore historical fiction (more coming soon in that vein!) but I'm loving romance as well.(less)
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“Well, then all I can imagine is that you will indeed find nothing but success because in your hopes and dreams is purposeful action, James. And that is what matters.”
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“But, at that point, all Jeanie had was the will to construct a new life, even if that meant forcing intangible aspects of it into being, hoping that the act of pretending might bring forth reality.”
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“She had to face facts. Frank was not the man she’d thought he was when they married, no matter what his talents and gifts.”
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