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Ms. Simmons recently retired from thirty years in the world of corporate finance to pursue the call of her long suppressed creative side, including creative writing and photography. Though having written countless memos, letters, and reports and published business articles throughout her career, she is enjoying the freedom and creative aspects of fiction. In one short year, she has published two articles, one showcasing her photography, completed and submitted one short novel for potential publication, and is working on the second draft of a general fiction novel. She lives with her husband outside Atlanta, Georgia on eight wooded southern acres that provide inspiration for both her writing and photography.
on July 21, 2013 :
I received a review copy in exchange for my honest review.
This was an interesting book. I wouldn't classify it as a romance as there really wasn't any. It was more or less about a woman who works her butt off as an intern at an architectural firm in Atlanta to help pay the upkeep on her beloved family home in a small town hours away from the city hoping to be hired on in a full-time position. She finds out that there's a man who's buying up property all around her, but she refuses to sell.
Meryl is a bright young woman with what looks to be a solid future. She's not overly worried about marriage or children; she's very career-oriented. As the book goes along she learns a lot about herself and the world around her.
Lisa and Kim were great secondary characters that made me giggle. Riccardo, I'm still not sure if I liked him or not. In fact, you really don't get to know much about him as he's very secretive.
Other than some editing and grammar mistakes, I really enjoyed this book and hope there is a sequel.
(reviewed long after purchase)