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Author Spotlight / February 14, 2013

A captivating tale of love between the unlikeliest of people in the unlikeliest of places Cranham & Keith November 2012 On Sale: October 24, 2012 Featuring: Charlie Matthews; Noor Khan 464 pages ISBN: 061569540X EAN: 9780615695402 Kindle: B009LU196Y Paperback / e-Book Amazon Barnes and Noble iTunes Kobo  * * *   Visit N.G. Osborne In 1991, on a dusty, sweltering night, Noor Khan, a beautiful, headstrong Afghan refugee, comes face-to-face with Charlie Matthews, a brash, young American aid worker. To Noor’s fury, Charlie breaks every cultural norm and pursues her. She wants nothing to do with him: her sole aim in life is to earn an overseas scholarship so she can escape the miseries of the refugee camps. However when Noor’s brother threatens to marry her off, she is forced to seek refuge in Charlie’s home, of all places, and suddenly everything Noor believes in is put into question. Set in the mystical and seething city of Peshawar, where no one is without an agenda and few can be trusted, Refuge is a timeless and unforgettable love story about the struggle for love and purpose in a cruel and cynical world. “A brilliantly compelling romantic drama set in a world…

Carly Phillips’ Fresh Fiction Valentine’s Day 2013
Author Guest / February 14, 2013

Celebrate Valentine’s Day No Matter What! I’m so honored to be asked to write Fresh Fiction’s Valentine’s Day Blog every year and because I really enjoy it. Shockingly, I’ve been at it since 2008! How lucky am I? Over the years, I’ve talked about Romance, True Love, Valentine’s Day itself,   Commercialization of the holiday. And last year, chocolate. So what’s left? Unconditional Love. Who gives it?  Who gets it? Do you need to earn it? Interesting, huh? So here goes – I’ve had a very rough, sad year.  I lost my father in October 2012 and I’ve been one of those very lucky people who had a father who loved me unconditionally.  The loss is huge and gaping, and frankly I don’t want to celebrate any holidays this year.  I just want to get through it.  But in writing this column, I realize how fortunate I was.  Am.  I had unconditional love in my life from both my parents, and my mom is still here.  🙂 I have a husband I love and two girls I adore. But I admit it.  My husband isn’t a romantic.  I can live with that because he gives in so many other ways! …