Tara Taylor Quinn

It Happened on Maple Street

The USA Today–bestselling author reveals her own poignant story of love, hardship, and second chances in this autobiographical romance novel.
Small town girl Tara Gumser dreamed of one day writing her own romance novels—even though she’d never been kissed before meeting her college boyfriend, Tim Barney. Tara fell hard for the hunky tennis ace. But while Tim was wild for this gifted young woman who was certain of her destiny, he wasn’t so ready to commit.
After their breakup, Tara’s love life went from youthful innocence to shattering trauma and tragic isolation. Trapped in a loveless marriage, she would hide her grief between the pages of her popular romance novels written as “Tara Taylor Quinn.”
But then an email message from Tim Barney suddenly upends her world. Plunged into a plot twist beyond her own imaginings, Tara must discover if love can be as real as the kind she writes about. Is it possible that after years, this bestselling author may finally embrace a happily-ever-after of her own?
260 printed pages
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  • NOSPSHDHEQQshared an impression6 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    💩Utter Crap
    🙈Lost On Me
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot
    💞Loved Up
    🌴Beach Bag Book


  • Kioshi Xhyvyierhas quoted4 months ago
    I wasn’t surprised.

    I wasn’t like other girls.

    I didn’t meet guys.

    I read books.

    I was a writer.
  • Kioshi Xhyvyierhas quoted4 months ago
    Class started. I took notes. And felt ‘him’ behind me the entire time. The back of my neck was warm. My palms were moist.
  • Kioshi Xhyvyierhas quoted4 months ago
    It was dark. Really dark. Not as harsh as black, but darker than brown. It was thick. And long enough to curl up at the collar.
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