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This was very good.

As a perpetual worrier but do-it-anyway-even-if-you-poop-your-pants-er, I related to Jan. Her writing is also well done, I found myself wanting to continue reading and wanted her desperately to have a good ending.

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Kate is on page 30 of Broken Dreams: I got this book at a little free library and it seemed too hilariously dramatic to give up. Can't wait to see if this sporty couple makes it or not!!!!
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