Publisher, book critic become subjects of romance novel

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Sally A. Allen’s ‘Ever After’ portrays couple facing their disabilities, finding romance in tropical island paradise

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PALMETTO, Fla. – A publishing company based in the Philippines for new authors becomes the setting for a publisher and a book critic who pen their own romantic affair. In author Sally A. Allen’s playful novel. the unlikely lovers seek to live happily “Ever After” (published by Xlibris) as they frolic from the city of Minneapolis to the Philippines’ tropical isles, discovering love, facing inner demons and pursuing their careers – involving publishing and reviewing novels, including romances very much like the one they have found themselves in.

Taylor Townshend owned a large publishing company for new authors headquartered in the Philippines. The conglomerate also has subsidiaries in the United States, with the main office in Minneapolis. Taylor speaks often with Sara, his U.S. liaison and book critic for new authors, and they become very fond of each other by long distance. Unknown to him, she has a disability, and as it turns out, so does he. Their transpacific romance builds until she meets him in the Philippines, which reveals the novel’s conclusion.

Allen blends fact and fiction, her depiction of the publishing industry serving as a backdrop for the romance between two realistically portrayed protagonists, whose strengths and foibles give them the spark of humanity and emotion whilst the narrative portrays their struggle to live happily “Ever After.”

“Ever After”
By Sally A. Allen
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 242 pages | ISBN 9781499083583
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 242 pages | ISBN 9781499083590
E-Book | 242 pages | ISBN 9781499083606
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Sally A. Allen is originally from Wisconsin and currently lives in West Central Florida with her schnauzer, Sibby. While her novels are fiction, she draws from the many experiences she’s had in her life. For more information, interested parties can visit her website at

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