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Carrie Marshall must decide whether to freeze to death in her dead car or climb into an 18Wheeler with a stranger. What she decides will change her life forever. But then, after the death of her husband and forced retirement, Carrie has learned that there are no guarantees in life.
While dealing with families ‘approval, an unexpected career change, and a new attraction they never expected, John and Carrie’s lives will never be the same. So, the question remains, is love sweeter on an 18Wheeler.
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Author Ridgley re-creates a compelling ancient Rome that draws you in and takes you for a roller-coaster ride through a part of history we’re so fortunate to have missed…a part where women are rarely more than possessions for bartering. This is a story of gallantry and love that keeps you turning the pages. A most enjoyable read with impressive historic accuracy.
I love everything Ancient Rome and Vows of Revenge was a great read. The characters were well developed and the story contained great historical detail coupled with vivid settings and a few nice twists. After you finish the book, make sure to read the notes at the end – it’s a nice way to wrap up the story for those that have questions about the behavior or motives of the characters.
The best book I’ve read all year! The literary world needs J F Ridgley! I knew this book would probably be good after reading a few short stories from Ridgley but I didn’t know just how good. How good? Damn good! Get it now, good. This book is like a feast. I would LOVE to see it adapted for the big screen. Epic, epic, epic. Can’t wait for the author’s next novel.
A great read from beginning to end. I couldn’t put it down. Villains that you hate and the hero’s that you can’t help loving.
Extremely well written with an exciting and intricate storyline. Some of the language was modern and, likely not, period-accurate but did not detract from the pleasure of the book! Looking for more from this author.
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“Isn’t it amazing how smart mothers are? We overlook this growing up, rebel against them even. But time changes that. Well, it did with me. I remember my mother saying, “Times change. People don’t.” And mom was right..”
I got into writing because of, King Arthur. I have a draft of his story in the archives of my computer…somewhere. Shadows in the Mist I named it. It has a great story with all but Gawain and the Green Knight. I have all the other popular stories I could find of Arthur melded into Shadows. All but that headless knight. How can you work that one in? I still don’t know. The draft is long. Very long. And, as Ann LaMont calls it, a ‘shitty first draft’. Oh, I thought my creation was wonderful. Beautiful. Now with learning this craft of writing, OMG it’s terrible. It needs rewriting, character development, setting details, sensories. I plan to get back to it one day. I promise.
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I love ancient Rome and I love writing stories about people both then and now.
Listen to your heart, sug. It don’t lie.
Allyson Ford is fed-up with dating because, lately, it seems to be all about partying hardy, getting drunk, and getting laid. There’s nothing but cavemen out there anymore.