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She’s a free spirit. He’s a one-woman man.

Rejected by her family for her bisexuality, graphic artist Margot DuPont yearns for a life with no fences, no limits, and no family ties. Between college, work at Book Nirvana, and an art competition, she barely has time for her part-time girlfriend much less a flirtation with her competitor.

Dumped into the foster system at a young
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Published May 18th 2020 by The Wild Rose Press
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InD'tale Magazine
“Love, Art, and Other Obstacles” is an interesting story of two talented artists who are desperate to win a competition where there can be only one winner.

Read full review in the 2020 Summer issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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Suanne
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love, Art and Other Obstacles is the third in the Through the Red Door romance series. I have read the second, Runaway Love Story and enjoyed it as well. The series is connected by their setting of Eugene, Oregon, and by their cast of characters, most notably, Maxie, a vibrant ninety-year-old woman who has mentored many of the artists in the Eugene. Love, Art and Other Obstacles follows Margot and Elmer, two young artists juggling multiple jobs and financial straits trying to support themselves ...more
patrick Lorelli
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
A totally different book than I have read before. But totally interesting. Love is love. What you do in your bedroom is not my business what I do in my bedroom is not yours.

Margot is a bisexual young graphic artist still in college. Her highly religious family has said she can come back home only if she goes through a conversion therapy program. As to not be bi any longer. Alright?!

Anyway, Margot ended up in a very unhealthy relationship with Darcy her now so-called ex-girlfriend. She, however,
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Bookworm Blogger
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is book 3 in the Book Nirvana series however it is the first book of Sadira Stone’s that I have read. I read this as a standalone and found the story really easy to follow, I have a feeling though the other stories are worth checking out for some of the reoccurring characters and back stories.

I really enjoyed this story and read the book within a couple of days. I loved the art element and the Rainbow Centre. I’m always fascinated with that level of creativity and admire pottery work in par
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Charlotte O'Shay
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-read
Let's start with this book's cover. It is perfect in its depiction of the main protagonists of Book 3 in the Book Nirvana series, Margot & Elmer. If you haven't read the other books in the series, you should go back and read them in order just to get to know everyone else, especially Maxie, and absorb the full amazingness of each story. But in whichever order you read them, you won't be disappointed.

Ms. Stone has done it again. This is a warm, angsty human story that pulls you right into the Boo
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Cathleen (Woven From Words)
**I received a copy of Love, Art & Other Obstacles from the author, for exchange of an honest review**

When I began reading Love, Art, and Other Obstacles, I thought it was going to be another novel heavy on romantic content and not much else. I was pleasantly surprised at what I discovered! This story follows the tale of Margot and Elmer, two people competing for a top prize at an arts contest in Oregon. While they are in direct competition for this generous prize, they are also navigating the r
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Vicky
Jul 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thoughts: This is the third book in the “Through the Red Door” series. I’ve read others in the series and they’re all fun, hot, and romantic. The story takes place in Eugene, Oregon, in the art community and the characters are all connected by art and the vibrant Maxie. In this one, Margot—a graphic artist—and Elmer—a ceramic artist. They both had challenging childhoods and are both working hard to survive and create their art. In this story, they are competing for a top prize in an arts contest ...more
Jamie Jack
Aug 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: p-2020, contemporary
A Very Different Love Triangle

I was drawn to this book and series in part because it takes place in Eugene, Oregon. I am an Oregonian myself, and I'll admit that I'm a sucker for any book that takes place in my state. I've been to Eugene several times, and through it more often than that, and I certainly find myself wondering if it has a thriving artistic community as represented in this book. The author has done an amazing job creating a fantastic, quirky cast of artistic characters. She's made
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Cathy Brockman
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is my first Sadira Stone book but it won't be my last. I was gripped and couldn’t stop reading. This is book three in the series but stands alone just fine, though if you want to meet Clair, Laurel and a few others reading the first two books would help. I wasn’t lost at all and the story was great.
Margot Is bisexual and seeing a friend Darcy that lives in Berkely. They only get to see each other on occasion and have an open relationship though Margot stays so busy she hasn’t been seeing an
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Char (1RadReader59)
This is a totally different book than I have read before. But totally interesting. Love is love. What you do in your bedroom is not my business what I do in my bedroom is not yours.

Margot is a bisexual young graphic artist still in college. Her highly religious family has said she can come back home only if she goes through a conversion therapy program. As to not be bi any longer. Alright?!

Anyway, Margot ended up in a very unhealthy relationship with Darcy her now so-called ex-girlfriend. She, h
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Trish
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book three in The Book Nirvana series and it’s Margot and Elmer’s story. I really enjoyed this book This book will put your emotions through a roller coaster ride. I love Elmer. He’s a shameless flirt but a loveable teddy bear who is always willing to help his friends and family out. Margot frustrated me to no end. There were a few times where I really wanted to slap her silly but, in the end, I was happy with the way everything was tied up in the book.

Elmer is a flirt and if you’ve rea
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Kat Henry
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Artists Margot DuPont and Elmer Byrne struggle to get by. Not only to get their work noticed but simple daily survival often feels like an enormous mountain to be climbed. One might ask, why not give up? Try something else? Work at the local fast food joint to pay the bills?
Because art fills their souls. It fulfills them.
Having survived dysfunction and abuse on the home fronts, Margot and Elmer both look to the families of their hearts for support and guidance. One important part of those fam
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Pretty_Book_Whore  Narissa
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Omg!!! What a phenomenal story!! Margot is torn between to lovers. Yes like the song. Choosing isnt easy because one wants her to be her only and the other wants her and to continue playing the field. Margo is a graphic designer trying to get her foot in the door. Elmer a hunky with a ginger beard you makes pottery is also trying to get his foot in the door. The two have a love story that's as realistic as they come. This story was so much better than I initially thought. I highly recommend it!! ...more
Ashleigh
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about it - the characters, the plot, the emotion, the writing!

The author had a unique way of telling the story that had me wanting this book to go on and on.

This review has been voluntarily submitted for your consideration.
Julia E
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Interesting romance story with entertaining characters
Very artsy romance story about finding your self and love

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Ever since her first kiss, Sadira’s been spinning steamy tales in her head. But it wasn’t until her 50s that she tried her hand at writing one. Now she’s a happy citizen of Romancelandia, penning contemporary romance and cozy mysteries from her home in Washington State. When not writing, which is seldom, she explores the Pacific Northwest with her charming husband, enjoys the local music scene, p ...more

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