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Vikki Kestell’s passion for people and their stories is evident in her readers’ affection for her characters and unusual plotlines. Two often repeated sentiments are “I feel like I know these people” and “I’m right there, in the book, experiencing what the characters experience.”

Vikki holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies. She left a career of twenty-plus years in government, academia, and corporate life to pursue writing full time. “Writing is the best job ever,” she admits.

Also an accomplished speaker and teacher, Vikki and her husband Conrad Smith make their home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

To keep abreast of new book releases, visit her website, http://www.vikkikestell.com/, or find her on Facebook, http
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Thanks for asking! Your comments truly blessed me. :-)

I guess it's not a simple answer. I worked for DOE and DOD for a time and picked up…more
Hi Gretchen,

Thanks for asking! Your comments truly blessed me. :-)

I guess it's not a simple answer. I worked for DOE and DOD for a time and picked up a lot about military, government, and the Manzano Weapons Storage Facility. I also worked in the semiconductor manufacturing industry, as did my husband. He and I did a lot of brainstorming on the nanomite manufacturing process--that was a lot of fun, actually. The rest was simple research. The "trick" is folding it into the story, and I love that part.

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I enjoyed this book, but I also had some concerns. I didn't see any sorrow for sin (repentance). That part of the story was completely missing like it was unnecessary, like premarital sex wasn't a sin. I found it disconcerting that
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Third book in a great series. Chores? Work? All on the back burner while I was immersed in a story of bravery, fear, love, and life lessons. I absolutely fell in love with the characters! This book is very clean, and ha..." Read more of this review »
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Lady Rosamond is a lovely book filled with principles, values, faith, and love—and more than a touch of mystery and intrigue.
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