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  1. Kim in Hawaii
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 11:12:08

    I am looking forward to reading the book – it has received great reviews plus it is a success story for Jeannie Lin as a Golden Hear winner.

    Per her website, Jeannie wrote the manuscript while teaching high school – three cheers to our teachers!

  2. trish
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 12:01:00

    Can’t wait to read this one. Thanks for the review.

  3. Estara
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 13:55:48

    @Kim in Hawaii: wow. I was going to buy it anyway after reading the excerpt that was linked from here some time ago, but she’s a teacher??? I just manage to prepare and review for my classes, but to also write books! Sherwood Smith was a teacher, too. Amazing ladies

  4. SonomaLass
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 18:52:58

    Kim, I should have mentioned that in the review. I wish any of my high school teachers had been cool enough to write this book.

  5. Kim in Hawaii
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 20:38:07

    @SonomaLass: Your review motivated me to check out Jeannie’s website, where I read about her double life – a dedicated high school teacher by day, an adventerous romance writer by night!

    I hope to score an interview with Jeannie for my blog (www.sosaloha.blogspot) when we celebrate International Wrold Teacher Day on October 5 – just in time for the Butterfly Swords release! Many military spouses are teachers (a portable job for military assignments) so I know they will appreciate Jeannie’s extra effort and glorious achievement!

  6. Kim in Hawaii
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 20:40:04

    Oops! I clearly need an editor to correct my spelling – that’s International World Teacher Day.

  7. SonomaLass
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 23:29:47

    Kim, that sounds great. (Although I kind of like “Wrold Teacher Day” — there are days when I could be described as “Wrold”!)

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