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romance novel

by Gabriella Lawson

My inspiration to write A Pirate’s Promise came when my ex-husband scoffed at my predilection for reading historical romance novels rather than what he considered to be legitimate literature. He remarked more than once that he would never be caught dead reading such garbage. One evening I challenged, “You’d read any book I wrote, right?” With a chuckle that said clearly how utterly implausible he imagined the notion of my ever writing a book to be, he admitted that of course he would.


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