Suzanne McKenna Link

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Suzanne McKenna Link is the author of SAVING TOBY and KEEPING CLAUDIA. The heartfelt and emotional journey of a young man struggling with his past, and the love of a girl who might just save him.

A native Long Islander, Suzanne writes the kind of stories she enjoys reading: ones that pull readers to dark emotional depths, but also uplift and inspire. (*Bonus points when they inspire laughter!)
To keep up-to-date on upcoming book and author news, visit Suzanne's author website at http://www.suzannemckennalink.com

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SuzanneMckennaLink
To find more about Suzanne, what she's reading and writing, as well as personal and inspirational thoughts, check out her blog: http://suzannemckennalink.blogspot.com/

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Suzanne McKenna Link My next story of course! This one is about a troubled young woman who reconnects with the popular guy from high school.
Suzanne McKenna Link Even if it kills me, I'm tackling the pile of books accumulating on my nightstand. All books that have been passed on to me and recommended by the lon…moreEven if it kills me, I'm tackling the pile of books accumulating on my nightstand. All books that have been passed on to me and recommended by the loner. So, my hit list for this summer currently includes Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, Leaving Time by Jodie Picoult, Shanghai Girls by Lisa See and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

My editor said my new book Keeping Claudia has strong Pride and Prejudice feel to it. Though I've seen the 2005 movie with Keira Knightley, I'm embarrassed to admit, I've never read the book!(less)
Average rating: 3.96 · 322 ratings · 160 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Saving Toby (Save Me, #1)

3.91 avg rating — 255 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Finding Edward (Save Me, #3)

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Keeping Claudia (Save Me, #2)

4.21 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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“Focusing on what I want, and what I need to do to get it, seems like such a small change in mindset, but it’s made a huge difference. I feel almost … invincible.
~ Toby Faye”
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“I’d waited for this opportunity with Claudia for a long time—ever since elementary school when I tried to impress her on the monkey bars and woo her with my crayon drawings. But I couldn’t have been with her any sooner. You can’t expect someone to love a shadow.”
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Dunja *a chain reader* Tnx for accepting.

I just read Saving Toby. Amazing story, really amazing. I enjoyed every minute of it.

Looking forward reading a sequel.

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Tracey (Life and Literature) Thanks so much for the friend invite Suzanne!! :)


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