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Five Ways The Simple Soul of Susan isn’t like a Hallmark Movie
December 14, 2020 by noelbranham In People 19 Comments

It’s that time of year! Get your popcorn out and get ready for some cringe-worthy good times involving finding out the real identity of father’s, moving...

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Fictional Romance: A Real Relationship Killer?
July 14, 2020 by noelbranham In People 7 Comments

You’ve heard it before… All romance novels give readers unrealistic expectations of relationships. Yep. They totally do. But I think most of the time, with life in...

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Watercolor Update
May 14, 2020 by noelbranham In Books, Nature, Texas 14 Comments

Just including a little scene from The Simple Soul of Susan in watercolor form! I think Susan and Calder look a little younger than I intended… but you get the...

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Book Trailer
February 08, 2020 by noelbranham In City, People, Texas 8 Comments

Hey y’all! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked who sings the song in The Simple Soul of Susan’s book trailer. His name is Matt...

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The Love Interests of Christy: David vs. Doctor Neil MacNeill
January 26, 2018 by noelbranham In Books 10 Comments

(Contains Spoilers for Christy!) I read Christy (by Catherine Marshall)  in two days. Not only was it a beautifully written and timeless narrative of Appalachian...

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What People are Saying about the Simple Soul of Susan Vol. 1
December 05, 2017 by noelbranham In Books, Texas 8 Comments

“This was an enchanting story of love, betrayal, and redemption! The author truly did a remarkable job showing the progression of the characters over time and...

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Three Things That Make Hungry Texans Weep
November 08, 2017 by noelbranham In People, Texas 6 Comments

Texans are known for their incredible taste in food, whether it’s BBQ, Tex-Mex, or just plain Southern they know how to make your mouth happy. That said, there...

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5 Questions People Always Ask About The Simple Soul of Susan
October 30, 2017 by noelbranham In Books, Texas 10 Comments

Thanks to everyone who has been reading The Simple Soul of Susan (SSS) and reviewing! I get a lot of questions from reviewers and readers about the book and wanted...

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Four Reasons You Should Read Northanger Abbey
October 24, 2017 by noelbranham In Books 5 Comments

Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Emma, Sense and Sensibility… These are all among books by Jane Austen that most people have read. The only book missing from...

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Free Chapters of The Simple Soul of Susan
September 15, 2017 by noelbranham In Books, Texas 8 Comments

Subscribe today and receive the first chapter of the Simple Soul of Susan delivered to your inbox! Susan Combs had long ago found the love of her life. The only...

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Three Movies That Were More Romantic Than the Books
August 31, 2017 by noelbranham In Books 4 Comments

We have all heard it: The book was better than the movie. While that may be true the movie often ups the romance factor in a good way. Surprising to some, there are...

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