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Nina Romano

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Nina Romano's latest novel, The Girl Who Loved Cayo Bradley, a Western, Historical Romance with a great deal of Native American research in it, is a semi-finalist in the Spur Awards and released October 21, 2021 by Speaking Volumes, LLC.

Her Wayfarer Trilogy has been published by Turner Publishing. Book #1 of the Historical Saga: The Secret Language of Women was a Foreword Reviews Indie-Fab Book Award Finalist. The novel won the Independent Publisher 2016 IPPY Gold Medal in the Historical/Romance Book Awards. Book #2 of the series, Lemon Blossoms was a finalist ​in the Foreword INDIES Reviews Book #3, In America, was a finalist in the 2016 Chanticleer Media's Chatelaine Book Awards for Romance.
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Nina Romano Dr Zhivago. I'd work in the battle fields along side him as his nurse
just so I could hear Pasternak's poetry. Lara wild be jealous. I'd get a
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Dr Zhivago. I'd work in the battle fields along side him as his nurse
just so I could hear Pasternak's poetry. Lara wild be jealous. I'd get a
Chance to be with Zhivago in the snow-covered dacha!!!

I'm finishing a novel manuscript now set in the US. But next one,
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Nina Romano Never give up!
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Never give up!
I was a poet before I started publishing my ficiton. I submitted many poems before I started getting acceptances for my collections. And the same is true for my short stories. Once I started getting acceptances from literary journals and magazines, I began working toward a collection.

With my novels, bsically, it's the same. So my advice is : KEEP WRITING! and keep submitting.(less)
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Review of The Lifeline by Deborah Swift

Reading WWII fiction is only enjoyable when there’s a brilliantly-conceived plot with believable yet perilous and disconcerting events. There have to be realistic elements of danger, bravery, and most importantly, great risk for the characters. Deborah Swift’s novel, The Lifeline, is a marvelous adventure and example of historical narrative writing. The book encompasses all of the literary techniq Read more of this blog post »
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Stories within stories always capture my imagination, fascinate and intrigue me.

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Some say there are specific rules for writing—and that is especially true for penning a Western. And the first rule an author should keep in mind is that a cowboy is more than his Stetson, spurs, and six-guns.
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Nothing like trouble and woes on a wagon train heading west that's loaded with kids to perk up interest in a novel. Protected by Paula Peckham is a wonderful western Christian story set in Texas in the 1800s. The novel is a worthy crossover and has ...more
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From the title, Courage, My Love, and the cover image, Francesca is the main character—but is she really? It’s Lucia who is the utmost courageous. It is she who takes the majority of risks and chances. Lucia is certainly the
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My Father’s Daughter is a poetry collection to savor and read over and over again. I enjoyed the heightened language which is so fitting and adds depth and gravitas to the poems. I’m a huge fan of free verse. Free verse doesn’t use a rhyme scheme nor ...more
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“Scaling the sheer cliff, he found bliss through reckless endangerment to his immortal soul. Did he care? No. Not even if he had to burn in hellfire for eternity. I backed into the rock wall, a chameleon, variegating with the landscape beyond the bougainvillea. Hidden in the shadows, a voyeur, a seeker of life’s truths, I gambled my soul like the man and woman who cherished each other’s touch.”
Nina Romano, Lemon Blossoms

“Ma, no—please.” “Stand tall, boy, and remember the important things of life: you’re from strong stock, you have an angel beside you, and everything in this world can be righted with love and forgiveness.” She took his face in her hands and kissed his forehead and each of his wet cheeks. “Now, go.”
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“My hand trailed in the cold water and I inhaled deeply of the sea-censed air. I licked my fingertips free of salt and observed the sun-soft dusk ignite the argentine water as it extended from sea to shore in an erupting cone of froth.”
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Nina Romano Nina Romano’s The Secret Language of Women is a fascinating saga that takes place at the turn of the 20th century, just as the boxer rebellion gets underway in China. This historical novel is a love story, a cross-cultural feast including recipes from a sea-faring Italian chef, Chinese herbal medicine and beautiful descriptions of China’s flora, the clash between classes and religions of the time, and the challenges faced by a strong, young, Eurasian woman attempting to determine her own fate. Romano is a poet, and her skill is evident in the imagery of the characters’ interior lives, their spiritual quests, and the every day world through which they travel. The secret language of the title is not only the language that Zhou Bin Lian, the main character records her diary in and shares with the few women who work to save her, but also a metaphor for the timeless things that women of heart share. Nina Romano is such a woman. The Secret Language of Womenis a complex, broad-reaching and memorable read.

Barbara Stark-Nemon, author of Even in Darkness


Hargitai Fiuedu Thanks, Nina.
I'm a retired FIU prof (University Park Campus from 1990-2012, too. have a recommendation of a book that may be quite interesting for you. It's my translation Antal Szerb's "Traveler and the Moonlight." The novel is set in Italy, and it's about a 36-year-old man who escapes his wife on their honeymoon, and wanders from Umbria to Rome searching for the "gate of the dead" and obsessing about his adolescent sex games that become all too real and fatally erotic as he nears is abyss. Last year, the New York Times Review of Books designated the British version of the book "Journey by Moonlight" as a "Classic." I am stunned. The British version is offensive to women and the language could not be any more stilted. I'd love to have your take on it. Best Wishes, Peter
http://www.approaching-my-literature....


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