Shelley Thrasher, world traveler and native East Texan, has edited for BSB since 2004. A PhD in English, she taught in college for many years before she retired early and still teaches a fine-arts course online. She has published poetry, short stories, and essays, as well as one scholarly book. Shelley and her partner Connie, with their two dogs, cat, and parrot, live near Dallas, Texas. Her first novel, The Storm (2012), was a GCLS historical-romance finalist and a Rainbow Awards runner-up for best debut novel. Her second novel, First Tango in Paris (2014), is based on her travels abroad.
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First Tango in Paris
It's summer in Paris, 1972. Frenchwoman Eva Laroche wants to pass her bar exams and get a good job as a trial attorney, but she's working as a tour guide to pay off debts. American beauty Brigitte Green wants to find a new home in Paris and forget her past that haunts her with vivid waking dreams.
Jacqueline "Jaq" Bergeron—New Orleanian, suffragist, freethinker—drove an ambulance on the battlefields of Europe during the Great War. She returns home and finds herself isolated in rural East Texas, keeping house for her war-hero husband as she awaits his promised divorce and plans her escape. But then she meets Molly.
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