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The Perfect Candidate
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A review by Ron Berry


One could call this a very ‘constructive’ story! In just a few pages Tricia Ballad takes the reader from the high-pressure corporate world to the highly personal and romantic world of home restoration. Caroline Lakehurst just received a promotion at work. But it had a severe impact on her social life. How does one maintain a personal life when work keeps piling up? Read The Perfect Candidate and see how Caroline handles it.

This is a short story, a snapshot of less than a month, but she packs it full. By the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll know the characters. You’ll feel how they feel. It takes a good writer to fill out a lifetime in less than twenty pages, but Tricia Ballad does just that. This is good enough to expand into a full novel.