Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Lake Biwa Wishes Book Recommendation



A recently published book called Lake Biwa Wishes written by Judy Lussie captured my attention and appreciation. Lussie created strong characters, interesting pacing and structure, and  well-crafted sentences. It opens in Japan with Toni, a married woman, who goes on a ski trip with her new Japanese friends. She meets Kenji, the ski instructor, and internal struggles then abound throughout the book.


Lake Biwa Wishes is not a formula romance, but romantic scenes tug at the readers’ heart as the characters continue to find each other in Japan and America.

Learn more about Judy Lussie click here.


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Check out Lussie’s blog for travel tips here.


  1. Gary Lea says:

    Great book. I was really pulled into it and was constantly wanting to know what was going to happen in the next chapter. I was afraid I wasn’t going to like it at first. I’m not much into romance novels. But it ended up being so much more than what one usually thinks of as a romance.

    • julaina says:

      Yes, Gary, I agree with you. The book is more than the romance. I was surprised how it developed since I had read a a couple of the beginning chapters when she brought them to our writing class. She did a good job of deepening the characters and their struggles.

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