Editorial Review – Villa del Sol

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Title: Villa del Sol

Author: Martha Reynolds

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Villa del Sol is a thoughtful tale of love, loss, and hope reborn centered around the story of Jennifer Logan, the young, recent widow of a popular, older senator.

Jennifer has had a rough life. She had an alcoholic mother and never knew her father, and she grew up with very little support from friends or family. Thus, she’s had to make it on her own every step of the way. Even after she married her rich, influential husband, she still struggled with loneliness as she kept up the image of being a perfect wife. Whether faced with his infidelities or his daughter’s bitterness over marrying someone young enough to be a sister, Jennifer has had to always live behind a polite smile.

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Are Writers Allowed To Express Political Opinions?

 

by Allison Maruska

The title is one that I hope will spark some constructive discussion. I’ve asked myself the question many times since the election and on certain days when I find myself glued to my Twitter feed.

I realize the title itself may cause a few to bristle. Everyone is “allowed” to say whatever the hell they want. I’ve mostly kept my political opinions off public forums, and the reason for that is simple: I don’t want them to affect my reputation as a writer in any direction. When I post an opinion, I’m posting not just as myself but also as my brand. I want people to buy and read my books, and getting on my soap box could harm that effort.

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