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Anna Schmidt

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Writing as Anna Schmidt, Jo is a three-time finalist for the coveted RITA award presented annually by Romance Writers of America. In addition she has been a four-time finalist for the Reviewer’s Choice Award from Romantic Times magazine—an award she has won twice. Her latest novel TRAILBLAZER is the first in her new series: Cowboys and Harvey Girls and is available for pre-order now. Publisher's Weekly hails it as: "Easygoing western romance readers will cheer for this good-hearted heroine to achieve all her dreams." Jo/Anna splits her time between Wisconsin and Florida, noting that, “I am blessed to have a career that travels well!”


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“Here’s what I think. I think that true love allows for each person to find happiness and contentment individually as well as together. You need to go do this, Suzanne—and for that matter, so do I. How can we build a life together until we’re sure of what we each want and need?”
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So Fair a Lady (Daughters of His Kingdom, #1) by Amber Lynn Perry So Fair a Lady by Amber Lynn Perry
 
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Anna Schmidt Hi all and thank you so much for your kind comments about my novels!! A couple of news flashes: A CONVENIENT WIFE is a finalist for the RITA award from Romance Writers of America -- it's my third time as a finalist and I keep thinking about that old adage "Always a bridesmaid..." -- maybe this time!!! Also if you like HANNAH'S JOURNEY (out now), watch for the sequel FAMILY BLESSINGS coming in October. Right after that will come the release of the first in a trilogy of contemporary Mennonite stories set in Florida. The first book -- A STRANGER'S GIFT -- opens with a raging hurricane!!! Finally, keep an eye on my website at www.booksbyanna.com -- I am working on a major update that will also involve a new contest, so stay tuned!! Happy spring (such as it is here in Wisconsin) and I'll be in touch soon!! All best, Anna


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