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Trade Paperback
320 pages
Mar 2006
NavPress Publishing Group

Stealing Adda

by Tamara Leigh

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In Stealing Adda, author Tamara Leigh introduces us to Adda Sinclaire, a historical romance author who frequently tops the New York Times best seller list. For Adda, life’s “workout” only begins with her personal trainer! She’s facing down a serious case of writer’s block, while simultaneously finding herself hopelessly attracted to a man who’s impossible to understand, and, on top of all that, her lacquered nails need another fresh coat of polish. Witty and originally written with clever inner monologue, the story of Adda’s progression to discovering God is not sappy, stretched, or overdone. Full of wonderful character development and a plot spiced with some fun twists, Stealing Adda is tasteful and leaves the reader wanting more.

I was skeptical at the beginning, but found myself charmed as the page numbers flew by. This book would be a plus for any library. A refreshing antidote to the typical romance novel, Leigh’s latest novel avoids the trap of running readers from one kiss to the next and really focuses on Adda’s rather humorous struggle in the pursuit of truth, both for her writings and for her life. -- Lauren L. Steigerwald, Christian Book

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Life for Adda Sinclaire, New York Times best-selling author, Historical Romance Writer Extraordinaire, ironically reads more like a country song than a bodice-bursting, breathless affair. For starters, she has no actual romance in her life. That might have something to do with the fact that her husband-correction-EX husband-ran off with Stick Woman, whom everyone knew would never be more that a mid-list author anyway. To add insult to injury (and another verse to the country song), he not only took their dog but gave it to her. If this isn't enough, Adda's come down with a horrible case of writer's block and finds herself the unwitting target of a romance cover model's misdirected (and completely unreciprocated) amorous advances.

Just when she catches her breath-and quite possibly the eye of a certain fabulously good-looking man-her arch-nemesis gives the pot one final stir.