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Teresa LaBella

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in Davenport, Iowa, The United States
December 30, 1955

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Teresa LaBella has been fascinated with fiction since she learned to read. Her need to write developed past the stage of idea to 'I did' in the contemporary romance novel "Reservations" and 'I did it - again!' in "Heartland," the second novel in the romance trilogy. In the final novel of the trilogy, the story moves from the Midwest to Scotland where a young woman's personal quest to find herself blazes a trail through uncertainty to a place of "Belonging." Comments from readers led to a series spin-off novella, "Love Unlikely" and short stories on the lives of Harmony neighbors in "Tales from Heartland."

The author made the genre switch to romantic suspense with the release of "The UnMatchables Case #1: Danger Noted" in November 2020. Gossi
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Teresa LaBella I am so sorry about that! My PA packaged it up and mailed it off. Let me know how much they billed you and I'll send a check to your address. Thanks f…moreI am so sorry about that! My PA packaged it up and mailed it off. Let me know how much they billed you and I'll send a check to your address. Thanks for letting me know and yes, of course, I'd be happy to read your book and am also most interested to know your thoughts on mine.(less)
Teresa LaBella Hi Samantha and thank you for your reply! I'm new to the review group and apologize for the confusion. The first book in the series "Reservations" rea…moreHi Samantha and thank you for your reply! I'm new to the review group and apologize for the confusion. The first book in the series "Reservations" really is the light read, happily-ever-after romance. The second novel "Heartland" veered away from that story line and "Belonging" bent the rules even further. One of my editors and an author friend who writes erotica described the series as a family saga much more rooted in reality than the typical romance trilogy. So your choice of which book you would like to read and review and how you would like to receive it. E-mail?
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Danger Noted: The UnMatchab...

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Capital Strings (Capital Se...

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Reservations

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My usual choice is book first, film second. For reasons I can't recall, I passed on reading Elizabeth Gilbert's novel "Eat, Pray, Love" way back when the soul-searching memoir hit the New York Times Bestseller List. I didn't rush to the theater when the film starring Julia Roberts was released. Nor was I looking to stream that particular movie after hours of writing a tense scene in my next unique Read more of this blog post »
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“When I create characters for the world of others I realize how much I have yet to experience.”
Teresa LaBella, Heartland

“Being right can stop all the momentum of a very interesting idea.”
Robert Rauschenberg

“When I create characters for the world of others I realize how much I have yet to experience.”
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Teresa LaBella Kimberly wrote: "Hi Teresa! Thanks for the add! Yes, if you're looking into J.D. Robb's In Death series, definitely read them in order (starting with Naked in Death). I hope you like them :)"

So my reliable source was informed. I think she's read everything J.D. Robb and Nora Roberts. I'll start at the beginning. Thanks!


Kimberly Hi Teresa! Thanks for the add! Yes, if you're looking into J.D. Robb's In Death series, definitely read them in order (starting with Naked in Death). I hope you like them :)


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