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Mara Purl's Novels & Stories
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Closer Than You Think

Franklin Awards
Winner
Evvy Award
First Place (Gold)


2007 USA Book News
National Best Books Finalist
Adult Fiction/Romance

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Mara Purl, book two... Closer Than You Think

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Indie Awards
Award Finalist
2007 Indie Excellence
Fiction/Romance


This edition is out of print and will be replaced by "Where the Heart Lives" from Bellekeep Books in 2012! To receive Milford-Haven Novels updates, subscribe to Mara's Newsletter.

 


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Here's what other readers have said:

“I recently Closer Than you Think. What a delight. I can not tell you how many years I have wondered what a "soap opera" that actually contributed to life, might look like. I am so excited to have had the privilege to partake in one that does. I was upset that I had only brought one of the books with me. Thank you for who you are, and what you give of yourself to life!”
– Lynn Underhill, Woodland Park, Colorado

“You annoyed me with how you left me hanging at the end of Book One – but all is forgiven because I didn't have to wait too long for Book Two. This is a great story and it keeps getting deeper.”
– Shirley Catzman, San Diego

"Your book Closer Than You Think was excellent! You're a wonder-ful writer, with such vivid descriptions and such gripping characters. But you left me hanging! My goodness I've got to have the next book immediately!"
– Jan Snyder, Sherman Oaks

"I have so much fun reading Mara Purl's books! I just finished Closer Than You Think, after not having been able to put down What the Heart Knows last weekend. I couldn't have chosen better books for the pure enjoyment of reading a good story. I'm so glad I read them! Now, please tell the author to get the next Ten in her series written!"
– Marguerite Lykes, Colorado Springs

“I really enjoyed Closer Than You Think. You’re very good at revealing what goes on in the hidden places of the minds and hearts of your characters – and the tension is good.”
– Pilulaw Khus, Morro Bay

“The book was most enjoyable! I was certainly left wondering what is to happen to all these people and especially about Chris’s fate... If there are ten more books I suppose a LOT happens to them! The Doobie Brothers concert scenes were masterful.”
– Porter Halyburton, Rhode Island

“I got What the Heart Knows over the internet and also a copy of Closer Than You Think. I enjoyed both. You have a new fan!”
– Mary Osborne, Colorado Springs

“I finished reading your second novel Closer Than You Think. I was very impressed with your ability to write. Your writing is as good as any of the best selling fiction writers that I have read, which is a good many of them. Your profusion of characters is very interesting and lively. It too is fun for me, the setting of the novel. It is so obvious just how good a writer you are.”
– Edward Steinfeldt, Santa Barbara

“Closer Than You Think covers the gamut of romance, glamour and intrigue! This second book in the Milford-Haven series has it all: romance, sex, fashion, mystery, rock’n’roll, art. There’s the crafty and the clueless, the devious and the devoted. The only problem is it all ends too soon! Where’s Book Three?!?!”
– An Amazon.com Reader, Los Angeles

“I absolutely love your newest book, Closer Than You Think, and it's so close to home for me, like I was one of your characters. You are great at creating a vivid picture of each one, and the dialog is perfect. Thanks again, I 'm sending all my e-mail friends my recommendation to get your book! Best wishes, I look forward to many more outstanding stories. Your fan forever.”
– Jeanne Blessing, Colorado Springs

“I finished Closer than you Think this weekend and cannot wait to get into Child Secrets. Such interesting characters! I enjoyed the descriptive way you've carefully developed each one. I especially liked how Miranda and Zack met in the first book. I could see it all so clearly. And I can just see Sally snapping her gum as she works! I really liked how you created the scene of Sally meeting Tony. What an interesting person
– I hope he reappears. Can we hope for a relationship?!”
– Mary Helsaple, Artist & Documentarian

Colorado Council on the Arts Governor's Award, Emmy Award

“I enjoyed reading Closer Than You Think. You have created some wicked characters! It was fun to read.”
– Melanie Humphrey, Author, Snowmass Village

“Thank you for introducing me to Milford-Haven and Mara Purl’s wonderful imagination! I read the first book in one sitting! This will be the beginning of my collection of Mara’s books.”
– Maggy Magee, Director of Membership, Garden of the Gods Club

“What the Heart Knows and Closer Than You Think were most enjoyable and entertaining. Once I got into them, I could’t put them down!”
– Marie Hausman, Bradenton, Florida


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Publisher: reya@havenbooks.net
PR: jonatha@havenbooks.net