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Week 5: "A book that has influenced my life"
As soon as I learned my alphabet I've been a reader. The first books I remember reading were Dr. Seuss. Throughout my life I've read so many books both fiction and nonfiction that have influenced my life in one way or another. My mother was an avid romance reader, so when I was a teenager I decided to give reading romance a try. I bought my first romance novel at Hills Department store. It was a Harlequin Historical romance novel named The Romance of the Rose by Claire Delacroix. With one book, I fell instantly in love with the romance genre. Because of this book, I went on to read as many romance novels as I could and eventually when I decided to give writing a try, it was a romance story.
Armand d'Avigny would always associate Alexandria de Fontaine with the smell of roses. Indeed, the knight had carried the memory of the beautiful healer with him to the Crusades. Now, as he looked upon the same sweet face once more, he vowed that never again would she be taken from his side. Alex's heart soared when she recognized the green-eyed gaze of her would-be rescuer. Yet even as they sped to safety, she knew that she could not accept the promise of Armand's love. For to do so would expose him to the danger of her enemy. And as long as Pierre de Villiers remained alive, Alexandria de Fontaine would never be free.
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