Love, Art, and Other Obstacles

Love, Art, and Other Obstacles

She’s a free spirit. He’s a one-woman man.
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As with her other stories, Sadira Stone again offers her fans rich, multi-layered characters—either protagonists or antagonists. And she does it in such an effortless manner when the final denouement hits the page, we stood up and shouted “Yes!” If you like detailed, complicated romances, with a lot of heat, this is the book for you.

On a scale of 1-5, Love, Art and Other Obstacles deserves a 6.
Kat Henry Doran
Wild Women Reviews
Ms. Stone has done it again. This is a warm, angsty human story that pulls you right into the Book Nirvana neighborhood and the creative Eugene, Oregon art scene. Each character is so well drawn reading this story is almost like watching a movie. Except its better than a movie with its spot on descriptions, in real life dialogue and inner thoughts of the main couple, Margot & Elmer. Because Ms. Stone is that gifted. This a romance and a freakin' steamy one at that, but Love, Art, and Other Obstacles is so much more. What can I say but
Charlotte O'Shay
Amazon reviewer
Love, Art and Other Obstacles is the third in the Through the Red Door romance series. I have read the second, Runaway Love Story and enjoyed it as well. The series is connected by their setting of Eugene, Oregon, and by their cast of characters, most notably, Maxie, a vibrant ninety-year-old woman who has mentored many of the artists in the Eugene. Love, Art and Other Obstacles follows Margot and Elmer, two young artists juggling multiple jobs and financial straits trying to support themselves in order to create their art. They have
Suanne Schafer
Midwest Book Reviews


Rejected by her family for her bisexuality, graphic artist Margot DuPont yearns for a life with no fences, no limits, and no family ties. Between college, work at Book Nirvana, and an art competition, she barely has time for her part-time girlfriend, much less a flirtation with her competitor.


Dumped into the foster system at a young age, ceramics artist Elmer Byrne craves a big, loving family of the heart. His artist family almost fills that need, but something is missing...until Margot. But when he offers his heart, her thorny defenses shatter him.


Thrown together in an art competition that could jump-start one artist's career, but not both, their irresistible attraction forces them to reconsider the meaning of success.

Release date: May 18, 2020

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Print pages: 354

Content advisory: Adult language and situations

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Behind the book

Readers asked for Margot's story after meeting her in Books 1 & 2 of the Book Nirvana series. Here she is--feisty, prickly, and fiercely determined to safeguard her independence and her heart. Crashing into Elmer makes her rethink the true meaning of freedom.

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